Nittany Lion Careers Terms of Use

All Nittany Lion Careers users must read and agree to abide by the policy stated below before they can access the site. Users must complete the agreement in their Nittany Lion Careers account under Privacy Settings. This policy is listed below for reference.

I understand that undergraduate and graduate students, whether University personnel or otherwise, are not permitted to receive academic credit for any work, research, or activity in violation of federal law, including work associated with marijuana. However, undergraduate and graduate students, whether University personnel or otherwise, are permitted to receive academic credit for any work, research, or activity associated with hemp.

The Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State”) Career Services is pleased to provide Nittany Lion Careers, a career management system that offers students and alumni with access to job postings, employer profiles, and information about upcoming career fairs and similar events. Nittany Lion Careers also allows students and alumni to submit applications for certain job listings and arrange interviews with particular employers. As a condition of utilizing Nittany Lion Careers, you must agree to Symplicity’s terms of use and privacy policy, and abide by Penn State’s terms and conditions. Penn State reserves the right to modify these terms at any time, which will be posted on By using Nittany Lion Careers following any modifications, you provide express acceptance of the revised terms that are then in effect.

I understand that the Pennsylvania State University, through Nittany Lion Careers, provides this access for current degree-seeking students as well as those who have earned degrees from Penn State. I understand that my Nittany Lion Careers account is for my personal use only and I may not provide others with access to, or otherwise distribute postings or information obtained from access to, Nittany Lion Careers.

Due to the volume of job postings received, the University cannot fully research the legitimacy and validity of each organization or person posting a job vacancy or guarantee that all jobs are still available at the time of application. I understand that Penn State makes no representations, recommendations, or guarantees about accuracy or reliability of any employer, the posted job listings, any other employment data provided on Nittany Lion Careers, or any terms and conditions of employment (e.g., safety, wages, working conditions).  I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to research the integrity of the organization(s) to which I am applying and to verify specific information pertaining to the job posting prior to applying.  I will exercise caution and due diligence when applying for or accepting any position.  I understand that I must be cautious with job postings that may be fraudulent, including those that:

  • Request a Social Security Number, bank account numbers, credit card details, passport or driver’s license numbers at the time of application
  • Contain numerous spelling or grammatical errors
  • Require applicants to complete a financial transaction, including transferring or wiring money from one account to another or paying for a service by wire or courier
  • Offer applicants money in exchange for allowing the use of their bank accounts for depositing checks or transferring money

Penn State shall not be responsible to anyone who posts or accesses information or otherwise uses Nittany Lion Careers for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential harm, damage, or loss incurred in connection with such use, regardless of the nature of the alleged harm, damage or loss or corresponding demand, claim or cause of action. This includes, but is not limited to, reliance by any user of any information obtained from Nittany Lion Careers or Penn State that may result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, delays, or any failure of performance. Without limiting the foregoing, Penn State expressly disclaims any responsibility or obligation to assess or determine the suitability of any individual seeking employment, any potential employer, or any potential employment situation. I understand that there are risks associated with using Nittany Lion Careers including but not limited to, misrepresentation and physical harm, and I agree to assume all risks associated with such use.

By using Nittany Lion Careers, I also agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Penn State, its employees and agents with respect to any claims, demands, and damages, arising out of or in any way connect with, use of Nittany Lion Careers.

I understand that the personal and academic information that I knowingly and voluntarily submit in Nittany Lion Careers will be retained in accordance with University Policy, AD11, University Policy on Confidentiality of Student Records and University Policy, AD53, Privacy Policy, and will only be accessed by University employees, outside vendors who provide services on behalf of the University, and by the employers who have posted a position to which I have applied. Career planning assessment measures, session notes, and other information such as academic records and job-search related information will also be kept confidential in accordance with University Policy AD 11 and AD53.

I understand that Penn State career services professionals reserve the right to consult with professional colleagues in the course of providing services to me. Please see the University’s policy manual for more information regarding the University’s policies on privacy of student records and collected information.

I understand that I am expected to maintain my commitments to potential employers with regard to (but not limited to) scheduled interviews, accepted offers, and start dates. Unprofessional behavior on my part, including but not limited to, missing interviews without notifying employers or reneging on job offers, may result in removal of my Nittany Lion Careers privileges. I will be notified by my college/campus career unit(s) with regards to the consequences of my actions. Please contact your college/campus career unit for more information.

I agree to provide accurate and truthful information about my qualifications, employment history, and educational background on any job-search document I upload into the system, including but not limited to, my profile, resume, cover letter, and academic transcript(s).


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