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As a Gov, you are an ambassador representing Austin Peay State University for the rest of your life. Observing the highest professional and ethical standards is just part of the Gov package. We know that you always want to make the best impression, so we’ve put together a few policies to guide you as you work toward your career goals.

No Show Policy

The no show policy applies when a student does not appear for a scheduled on-campus interview or registered event and/or when a student does not cancel their interview with at least 24 hour advance notice. All cancellations must be made in writing to careerservices@apsu.edu.

First Offense - The student will:

Second Offense - The student will:


Falsifying data such as your identity, GPA, dates of graduation, major/minor, work experience, or other information is unethical and in violation of the Office of Career Services standards. If you falsify documents or misrepresent yourself to any employer, whether via our recruiting program or in your independent job search, Career Services has the right to rescind your privileges to use our services. You may also be subject to additional repercussions from the Dean of Students Office and from employers themselves.

Beware Fraudulent Job Postings

The Office of Career Services makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Jobs4Govs. Unfortunately, there are individuals who post “fake” jobs for the purpose of identity theft or fraud. When using Jobs4Govs or other job sites, students should be mindful and use caution when applying for or accepting any position. It is the responsibility of the student or alumnus to take all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting any position. He or she is solely responsible for obtaining or confirming any necessary information concerning an employer.

Things to Look for:

  • The posting appears to be from a reputable, familiar company, but they are contacting you with a personal email (and not one associated with the company)
  • The position requires an initial investment, such as a payment by wire service or courier
  • Job postings that have many spelling and grammatical errors
  • You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account (often for depositing checks or transferring money

 Important Tips:

  • Never give your personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card information
  • Do not agree to have funds or paychecks directly deposited into any accounts by a new employer
  • Do not cash a check from the organization in order to send funds to another account

Career Services' website also contains links to other websites as a convenience for its users and is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Anyone who discovers misuse or abuse of our website is encouraged to report the matter to Career Services, either in person or via email.

For further information, call APSU Office of Career Services at 931-221-6544.

PLEASE NOTE: All faculty, staff, internal and external employers are required to provide equal opportunity for all employment postings offered for students and alumni of Austin Peay State University. Please reference APSU Policy 6:003 Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination, which addresses the University's policy on equal opportunity, affirmative action and nondiscrimination with regard to employees, applicants for employment, contractors, vendors, and students.