ECRC Privacy Policy

The Engineering Career Resource Center is committed to ensuring the privacy of users of the Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, recruitment system.

The Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, system is run in partnership with Symplicity. If you have any questions, you may review Symplicity’s own privacy policy at https://www.symplicity.com/support/privacy-policy.

Student and Alumni Information Collected
Engineering Careers collects user information on students and alumni, such as the following:

Contact information including name, local and permanent address, phone number and e-mail address.
Educational information including degree(s) from the University of Michigan College of Engineering, major, graduation month and year, and GPA.
Demographic information including self-reported responses to work authorization questions, skills profile, involvement in student organizations, and online portfolio URL (if applicable).
Employment preferences including interest in co-op, and preferred geographical location, and general career interests.

The University of Michigan College of Engineering provides a link from the Engineering Career Resource Center website to Engineering Careers, by Symplicity. Students and alumni may access Engineering Careers by using the U-M Shibboleth login, or they may opt to create a separate password in Engineering Careers.

Use of Personally Identifiable Candidate Information by the Engineering Career Resource Center
Through Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, students and alumni may view jobs, upload documents (resumes, cover letters and transcripts) within their own account, and apply for jobs. The information in a candidate’s profile may be used by the Engineering Careers Resource Center for advising on job searches, promoting programs and services, and notifying candidates of employment opportunities. Personally identifiable information is not released to third parties.

The Engineering Career Resource Center may conduct searches on resumes and candidate profiles to notify candidates of education or employment opportunities through e-mail communications. By entering data into the Engineering Careers system, students and alumni may have data included in aggregate reports use for evaluation of employment activities, for evaluation of educational programs, and for reports developed for placement and salary surveys externally and internally. Please note that any employment data collected from engineering students through surveys conducted within Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, is only reported in aggregate form, and no individual information is reported.

Only the Engineering Career Resource Center staff can retrieve individual candidate data. Students and alumni should contact the Engineering Career Resource Center if they have any concerns about the use of their information or if they want to view, correct, or change their information.

Employer Access to Student and Alumni Information
Employers using Engineering Careers have access to student and alumni resources for recruiting and hiring purposes only. Employers will only have access to a student’s resume if the student submits a resume directly to the employer by applying to a posting, or if the students opts to have their resume included within the searchable online resume database, which is visible to a limited group of companies such as those participating in the ECRC Corporate Partner Program.

If a student applies to a job posting via Engineering Careers where applications are accepted directly within the system, then in addition to viewing any documents submitted, the employer will also have access to view additional candidate information included under the ‘Academic & Skills’ tab of the student’s profile. The additional information visible to employers will only include name, email address, degree/major, graduation date, online portfolio (if listed) as well as the student’s self-reported responses to the work authorization questions.

Employer Information Collected
Engineering Careers collects the following user information from participating employers:
Contact information including organization name, address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, fax number, Web site URL, description, and industry, as well as the contact’s name(s), address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. Employers may choose to provide additional information within their company profile, such as information regarding company culture, however any additional information is optional to provide.

Screening of Employment Opportunities
Employment vacancies reported directly to the Engineering Career Resource Center Career Services are screened for completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness for engineering candidates. Other vacancies posted on the Symplicity Recruit system may or may not be reviewed before posting. Candidates are urged to thoroughly review job postings and use caution and common sense when applying.

The listings available through Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, are provided because of their potential interest to the Michigan Engineering community. Inclusion of a listing does not imply College of Engineering endorsement of the particular external program or opportunity described. Additionally, job postings should not be taken as indicating an expectation that students pursue experiences during Summer 2020, or at any time during the COVID-19 pandemic, if doing so would be detrimental to student health or safety. As always, it is up to the individual to determine whether completing or hosting an experience is right for them, including – given the COVID-19 pandemic – any applicable travel and safety guidelines, the availability and viability of remote vs. in-person opportunities, and any other risks of participating in a given opportunity at this time.  

When applying to a position through any method, the ECRC encourages all job seekers to evaluate the full job description and research the company prior to submitting an application. The ECRC advises job seekers to never disclose bank account numbers, social security numbers, credit card information, or any other type of potentially sensitive personal information. If money, payment, or transactions of any type are requested as part of the application process or job itself, please notify the ECRC immediately.

Use of Employer Information by the University of Michigan Engineering Career Resource Center
The University of Michigan Engineering Career Resource Center uses the account profiles in Engineering Careers to notify employers of recruiting services and events and to market the school and its students. Employers may receive e-mail updates throughout the year from the Engineering Career Resource Center.

The name, e-mail address and phone number of individual employer contacts are never released to students, alumni or others, without the explicit consent of the employer contact. Employer contacts may choose to make their contact information visible to student within their Engineering Careers account, or through a job posting in the system.

Security
Personally identifiable information is protected both on and offline. Student, alumni and employer data are password protected. All personally identifiable information collected is stored is stored in limited-access servers. Symplicity has technical, administrative, and physical security measures and safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Privacy Policy Changes
The University of Michigan Engineering Career Resource Center may deem it necessary or appropriate from time to time to modify this privacy policy to reflect changes in the way the Engineering Career Resource Center collect or use information or changes in privacy-related laws, regulations, or industry standards. Accordingly, the Engineering Career Resource Center reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time by posting the revised policy on this site. Information will be handled according to the privacy statement in effect at the time the information is used.

Please contact the ECRC at ecrc-info@umich.edu with any questions regarding this policy.