External Links Policy
The primary purpose of the Queen’s Career Services website is:
- To direct visitors/users to on-site services
- To alert visitors/users to our events and programs
- To enable users to learn what they can do to move forward with career-related topics
Career Services is regularly contacted by external organizations asking us to link to their site or services. In order to respond to these link requests, we have created the following guidelines. For the purposes of this policy, “external links” are defined as links to other web sites outside Career Services or Queen’s University.
- We believe that external links should be kept to a minimum to avoid overwhelming our web visitors and to maintain currency/working links.
- We provide the enclosed guidelines to help interested parties decide if their link is appropriate for the Career Services website but following them does do not constitute a guarantee that a link request will be granted.
- Including a link does not imply an endorsement/vetting of that site by Career Services or Queen’s University. Users are advised to leave our site using their customary reasonable caution.
- In order to best serve our web visitors, we reserve the right to remove, change and update our external site links at any time and without notifying the external link owners.
- You will only hear back from us if we agree to include your link on our site.
What we will consider linking to
- Sites that may be helpful to students and recent graduates as they explore careers, further education or job search
- Sites that are useful to a significant portion of Queen’s students/recent graduates
- Sites that students/recent graduates have indicated that they use the most (or are of most benefit, in our view)
- Sites that have a partnership with us (e.g. employers/organizations recruiting on campus)
Note: Links/sites that meet more than one of the above criteria demonstrate higher relevance to our audiences.
What we don’t link to
- Sites that charge students money
- Sites that are relevant for students but have nothing to do with career exploration, further education or job search
- Sites that are of interest to a very small, niche group of students (unless they have been deemed as an under-represented group)
- Sites whose primary function is to promote a service/product
- Sites that promote any illegal products or practices (obviously)
External link format
- Links must be provided with complete URL (e.g. http://www.fantasticwebsite.com) and the name of the organization/site (e.g. Fantastic Web).
- Link requests must be accompanied by the name and contact information for a real person (to avoid responding to spam)
- Link requests must be accompanied by a short (2-3 sentences) description that helps users understand the site’s purpose (and usefulness to students).
- Link requests must be accompanied by this completed Vendor Review Request form (PDF, 60 kB)
- Link requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Links will be displayed on our site like this:
- Fantastic Website
Short blurb about fantastic website (if space permits)
- Fantastic Website
Alternative ways to connect with Queen’s students
Student Newspaper - Queen’s Journal
Campus Radio - CRFC
Student Government - Alma Mater Society