Job Posting Disclaimer and Safety Tips

All hiring and compensation for work performed by students/alumni is handled directly between the students/alumni and the employer. The College of Charleston Career Center does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities.

The Career Center makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment.

In your job search, both on Cisternonline and on job sites not sponsored by us, do not disclose social security numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account numbers to unknown employers and never spend any of your own money to obtain a position unless you are certain it is for a legitimate reason. If you need guidance, contact the Career Center for advice.

Payment-forwarding scams contain certain "red-flags" that should alert you to fraudulent job ads. Here are the some known red flags:

  • Descriptive words in job postings that are tip-offs to fraud: "package- forwarding," "money transfers," "wiring funds," "eBay," and "PayPal."
  • Request for bank account numbers or check deposits.
  • Request for Social Security number (SSN) unless you are certain it is for a legitimate reason.
  • Request to "scan the ID" of a job seeker, for example, a drivers' license. Scam artists will say they need to scan job seekers' IDs to "verify identity." This is not a legitimate request.
  • A contact e-mail address that is not a primary domain. For example, an employer calling itself "Omega Inc." with a Yahoo! e-mail address.
  • Misspellings and grammatical mistakes in the job ad.

If an employer asks you for any of this information, or if you suspect an employer of running a scam, contact the Career Center immediately and provide the employer name and job title of the posting in Cisternonline.


Career Center Information

College of Charleston Career Center
Room 216, Lightsey Center
160 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC  29424

Office hours:  M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Call to schedule appointments)
Drop in hours: M-F, 1 pm - 4 pm (no appointment required; approx. 15 minute meeting with a staff member)


Student & Alumni Log In Information

Enrolled Students

Your Username is your  full, campus issued email address.  Click here to create/reset your password.  You will receive an email with instructions.

Your Username is either your campus issued email address or your full, current email address.  Click here to create/reset your password.  You will receive an email with instructions.

Can't Log In? Complete the Account Request Form here and the Career Center will reset/update your Cisternonline Username.

Download the CISTERNonline Student Guide here. (PDF format)

Career Center
Phone: 843 953-5692
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List your Jobs/Internships by completing our Job Description Form here.
(You do NOT need to sign in to list jobs/internships).

Link here for policies and guidelines for posting jobs/internships with our office. All positions listed through our office are reviewed and then deployed for view by job seekers.

Career Center
Phone: 843-953-5692
Email Career Center