On-Campus Recruiting Policies

All employment professionals participating in the On-Campus Recruiting Program agree to work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing and selection techniques as stipulated in the Nondiscrimination Policy of Princeton University, the NACE Principles for Professional Practice and the United States Department of Labor FLSA Guidelines (as it relates to paid vs. unpaid internships).

Recruiting organizations that do not comply with our on-campus recruiting policies risk losing the support of Career Services for their Princeton recruiting. 

All employers participating in our on-campus recruiting program are required to use HireTigers for scheduling of interviews at Princeton Career Services. 

Recruiting organizations that do not comply with our on-campus recruiting and nondiscrimination policies risk losing the support of Career Services for their Princeton recruiting. 

Inclement Weather Policy

If the University is closed for non-essential personnel at any point during the year, all on-campus recruiting activities, to include interviews and information sessions, will be cancelled. Interviews will be rescheduled to the following Saturday, and information sessions will be rescheduled for the earliest available date. This change has been made to ensure the safety of our employers, students and staff during unsafe weather conditions.  Whenever inclement weather is predicted that may lead to the delay or closure of campus, Career Services staff will notify and coordinate alternate scheduling accommodations with employers and students the day prior to scheduled interviews.

Decisions regarding University closings are generally posted in the early morning hours. To confirm whether the University is closed due to inclement weather, please call the University weather alert hotline at 609-258-SNOW. During inclement weather, Employer Relations may also be reached at recruit@princeton.edu.

Scheduling Policy

All employers participating in our on-campus recruiting program are required to use HireTigers. Any employers using other scheduling systems must provide a final schedule 72 hours in advance of their on-campus interview date. Failure to provide this information may result in the cancellation of your assigned interview date.

You may request to conduct interviews and/or hour-long information sessions on campus. Typically, interviews are held at the Office of Career Services and information sessions are held in the Frist Campus Center, the Nassau Inn or Prospect House. Please see the Registration Guide section for more information.

If you prefer to use any other venue, either within the Princeton area or at your organization's site, we must be notified upon scheduling the date of your on-campus visit. This allows us to minimize scheduling conflicts among similar recruiting organizations and the pressure on students who must move back and forth between locations.

Please note that alcohol is prohibited in the on-campus recruiting program. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) we abide by the Principles for Professional Conduct, which state that serving alcohol is inadvisable and should not be part of the recruitment process.

Second-Round Interview Policy

Our second round interview policy is intended to give students the opportunity to be able to attend all scheduled first-round interviews with employers of their choice. Students should not be asked to cancel a first round interview in order to attend a second round interview. Employers should make every effort to accommodate candidates’ class and interview schedules.

Employers who violate the “Second Round Interview Policy” will be subject to penalties, which may include being unable to schedule interviews during the first two weeks of the next recruiting season in which they participate.

To ensure that students have the opportunity to participate in all first-round interviews they have signed up for, we have policy guidelines in place for scheduling off-campus second-round interviews.  

Fall 2015

Second round interviews cannot be offered outside the Princeton area between September 21-25 (the first week of fall interviews). After September 25, employers MUST give students advance notice of at least three business days to leave the Princeton area.

Fall 2015 internships

Second round interviews cannot be offered outside the Princeton area between November 16–20 (the first week of fall interviews). After November 20, Employers MUST give students advance notice of at least three business days to leave the Princeton area.

Spring 2016

Second round interviews cannot be offered outside the Princeton area between February 1–5 (the first week of spring interviews). After February 6, Employers MUST give students advance notice of at least three business days to leave the Princeton area.

Offer Policy

We encourage all employers to provide a reasonable time frame for students to consider all job and internship opportunities and offers. We have outlined below our offer deadline policies. Please note that Princeton University Career Services explicitly prohibits any practice that improperly influences or pressures students to accept offers earlier than the timeframes posted below. This includes the use of bonuses, the ability to choose a particular department, and exploding offers to induce early acceptances.

All employers who participate in on-campus recruiting will be expected to follow the Offer Policy for both job postings with on-campus interviews as well as postings with off-campus interviews. Employers that violate the “Offer Policy” will be subject to penalties that may include forfeiture of the use of Career Services, including on-campus interviewing, participation career services events, and employer information sessions, for the following academic year.

Full-time offers presented to summer Interns 

If employers make full-time offers at the end of the summer to interns, the interns should be given until November 23, 2015 to make a decision, so that these students may participate in Fall on-campus recruiting.

Internship offers presented at end of internship

If employers make internship offers to interns to return for a second internship the following summer, the interns should be given until February 29, 2016 to make a decision, so that these students may participate in Spring on-campus recruiting. Please note that on-campus interviews for internships do not begin until November 16, 2015.

Full-time offers presented to students through fall recruiting

If employers make full-time offers to students through fall recruiting, students should be given until November 23, 2015 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later).

Internship offers presented to students through fall recruiting (November – December)

If employers make internship offers to students through fall recruiting, students should be given until January 3, 2016 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later).

Internship offers presented to students through spring recruiting (February – April)

If employers make internship offers to students through spring recruiting, students should be given until February 29, 2016 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later).

 

Off-Season Offers for Full-Time or Internship positions 

Full-time offers presented between fall and spring recruiting

Employers interviewing and extending full-time offers to students in between the fall and spring recruiting periods (December 11, 2015 – February 1, 2016) students should be given until February 29, 2016 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later) to respond to that offer, without pressure to respond on an earlier date.

Summer internship offers presented during spring recruiting

Please note that on-campus recruiting for internships continues from February 1, 2016. Employers interviewing and extending internship offers to students prior to the start of spring on-campus recruiting must give students until February 29, 2016 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later) to respond to that offer, without pressure to respond on an earlier date. 

Deferred Start Dates/Rescinded Offers

Should there be a need for your organization to defer start dates or rescind offers for Princeton students, we ask that you notify our office prior to contacting those students who are impacted by this decision. We would like the opportunity to discuss with you the student(s) involved and the particular circumstances surrounding the deferred start date or rescinded offer (i.e., compensation issues, new start date, etc.).

Recruiting organizations that fail to comply with this request risk losing their on-campus recruiting privileges at Princeton University. 

Room Scheduling Cancellation Policy

The Interview Rooms fee is refundable if the cancellation is made at least 30 days in advance. 

The Information Session Room fee is refundable if made at least 48 hours in advance.