On-campus Recruiting Policies
The Office of Career Services has established policies and guidelines based on best practices in college recruiting. These are designed to benefit both our employer partners as well as student recruits like you. We ask that you familiarize yourself with these policies prior to attending on-campus interviews.
Cancellation of Interviews
If you must cancel a scheduled interview, please do so directly through TigerTracks, providing at least two full business days’ notice. Cancellations made the day before or day of the interview will require a call to Career Services and a letter of apology to the employer. A copy of this letter must also be sent to the Associate Director for Recruitment and Employer Relations.
Second-Round Interview Policy
The above cancellation policy holds true for second-round interviews as well. If you are invited for a second-round interview, please do not schedule it at a time when you already have another interview scheduled. Without two business days’ notice, the opportunity for a second-round interview will not be considered a valid reason to cancel a first-round interview that is already on the calendar.
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. Please note that we request that employers make every effort to accommodate candidates’ class and interview schedules and provide them with the following information relevant to our policies:
- For Fall 2013: No second rounds can be offered outside the Princeton area between September 23 – September 27 (the first week of Fall interviews). After September 27, Employers MUST give students at least three business days notice to leave the Princeton area.
- For Spring 2014: No second rounds can be offered outside the Princeton area between February 3 – February 7 (the first week of Spring interviews). After February 7, Employers MUST give students at least three business days notice to leave the Princeton area.
Please understand that when you schedule an interview you are making a commitment. We expect students to attend all interviews that they have scheduled. In order to make the program fair to all students and employers, failure to do so without previous notice may have serious repercussions.
- Interview "no-shows" must submit a letter of apology to the employer within 24 hours.
- A copy of the letter must also be submitted to the Associate Director for Recruitment and Employer Relations. This should include a detailed explanation as to why you did not attend the interview.
- Determination will be made by Career Services as to whether the student may continue to participate in on-campus recruiting, based upon the individual circumstance.
- If a valid explanation is not provided or if a student is a no-show for a second time, he or she will be dismissed from the recruiting program and removed from all subsequent interview schedules. Please note, a second-round interview opportunity is not considered a valid reason to miss a previously scheduled first-round interview.
This policy is intended to benefit all who participate in the on-campus recruitment program. Employers put forth a lot of effort when recruiting at Princeton and it is inconsiderate not to respect their time. Similarly, it is unfair to students who could have benefitted from that time slot.
If you are offered a position, please carefully review the employment contract and ask the organization any questions you need to know BEFORE you accept the offer.
Put our policies to work. Career Services sets forth offer policies for employers, including how long you should have to respond to an offer. If the employer is not providing the amount of time outlined in our offer policy, please notify Career Services right away for assistance. Here is a summary of the information provided to employers who participate in on-campus recruiting:
- If employers make full-time offers at the end of the summer to interns, the interns should be given until November 15, 2013 to make a decision, so that these students may participate in Fall on-campus recruiting.
- If employers make internship offers to interns to return for a second internship the following summer, the interns should be given until February 21, 2014 to make a decision, so that these students may participate in Spring on-campus recruiting.
- If employers make full-time offers to students through Fall recruiting, students should be given until November 29, 2013 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later).
- If employers make Summer internship offers to students through Spring recruiting, students should be given until February 21, 2014 or two weeks to make a decision (whichever is later). Please note that on-campus interviews for internships do not begin until February 3, 2014.
- For Full-Time Offers: Employers interviewing and extending full-time offers to students in between the fall and spring recruiting periods (December 6, 2013 - February 2, 2014) must give students until February 21, 2014 or two weeks (whichever is later) to respond to that offer, without pressure to respond on an earlier date. View the on-campus recruiting calendar.
- For Internship Offers: Please note that spring on-campus recruiting begins February 3, 2014. Employers interviewing and extending internship offers to students prior to the start of spring on-campus recruiting must give students until February 21, 2014 or two weeks (whichever is later) to respond to that offer, without pressure to respond on an earlier date.
Keep us informed. If you decide to accept a position, please take a moment to notify Career Services so that we can update the status of the posting within our system. The following information is requested:
- Employer name
- Job title
- Resource(s) you used to find the job (e.g. TigerTracks or a faculty member)
- Starting salary (this is kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only)
Accepting Job Offers
Once you have accepted an employment offer, you are no longer eligible to apply for positions or to attend any previously scheduled interviews.
We understand that this is a big decision. If there are special circumstances surrounding your decision to accept or to decline an offer, such as the need for more time to make a decision, contact us for assistance with your decision-making process.
Reneging on Job Offers
Reneging on the acceptance of an offer obtained through the on-campus recruiting program may lead to suspension from the program.