Once registered, employers will be able to register for CCPD events, post internships, jobs, and connect with students 24/7.
The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at Whittier College aims to generate career-developing job opportunities for Whittier College students and alumni. As a service to the Whittier College community, the CCPD offers employers the chance to list job opportunities on Poets Connect – the CCPD information management platform for job listings. The CCPD team acts a connection between employers and the Whittier community. While Whittier College will expose unethical employers and job scams it becomes aware of, students and alumni have the responsibility for researching and verifying the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. For tips on how to ascertain unethical employers/job scams, see the Federal Trade Commission video about job scams and review the list of Common Job Scams. Whittier College and the CCPD make no representations or guarantees about the job listings and positions posted on the Whittier College Poet Paths system. Whittier College is not responsible for determining the legitimacy of any job listing nor is it responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. Please contact the CCPD team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Common Job Scams
Phishing: Applicant is directed to a false web site asking for personal or sensitive information. Scam companies steal any identity information the applicant provides.
Check Cashing: Applicant is sent a realistic-looking but fake check, asked to cash it and wire funds to another (scam) company.
Reshipping: Packages are shipped to the applicant’s residence with instructions to reship the packages to another address. Packages contain stolen property, which the police track back to the applicant’s address.
Envelope Stuffing: Applicant pays a fee and is asked to post the same ad he/she applied for. Applicant is paid based on the number of responses to the ad.
Work at Home List: Applicant is fooled into purchasing a worthless list of opportunities to make money from home.
Assembly or Craft Work: Applicant is asked to pay for equipment or materials to produce goods. Applicant’s work is then determined to be not “up to standard” and is not paid for goods produced.
Rebate Processing: Applicant pays upfront for training, certification, or registration, and there are no rebates for the applicant to process.
Online Searches: Applicant is asked to pay electronically a small fee to get started. Scam companies steal the credit or debit card information
Phony “employers” and “companies” often do the following:
- Have emails with strange grammatical or spelling errors.
- Use these descriptions: “package forwarding,” “reshipping,” “money transfers,” “wiring funds,” and “foreign agent agreements.”
- Have official-sounding corporate names. Some scam artists operate under names that sound like those of long-standing, reputable firms.
- Operate slightly misspelled web domains to mimic those belonging to real companies.
- Offer incredibly high salaries and benefits to emerging professionals.
- Ask applicants to forward or transfer money from any of your personal accounts on behalf of your employer. Be very wary if you are asked to “wire” money to an employer.
- Ask for an applicant’s financial information. Legitimate employers will not request your bank account, credit card, or Paypal account number.
- Ask applicants to fax copies of ID or Social Security number to unknown parties. Credit checks and fake IDs can be obtained with this information. Never fax documents like these; only give official documents to employers when at legitimate places of employment.
If you are scammed, please consider filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or call 1.877.FTC.HELP (1.877.382.4357).