Effective 4/20/15, the below policies supersedes the No Show Policy
Participation Agreement Regarding Use of Handshake and Career Center Services:
I agree to:
- Accurate Information: Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate
- Grant Access: Allow The Career Center to provide my job search documents to prospective employers
- Honor Commitments: Keep all appointments that I’ve scheduled with employers and The Career Center Staff
- Genuine Interest: Sign up for interviews with only employers with whom I’m interested in working
- Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and immediately notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer. Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers
- Report Suspicious Inquiries: Understand that job seekers can be deceived by organizations posing as legitimate employers. Evidence of this behavior includes requests for personal information (i.e. social security numbers or credit card numbers) and requests for money. If you’re suspicious of such an organization, do not respond to them and please share details with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Consequences for Non-Compliance: Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities
The Career Center agrees to:
- Provide Services: Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities
- Access of Information: Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers
- Non-Discrimination: Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability
- Protect Confidentiality: Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality
- Student Advocacy: Respond to employer EEO non-compliance concerns and unethical behavior. Follow-up with those posting suspicious vacancies, when possible, and consult with students and alumni affected by this dubious behavior
Participation Agreement: Missed Interview Policy
On-campus Interviewing: Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy
If you must miss an interview, you are required to cancel it in advance. When you fail to cancel your interviews in a timely fashion or do not appear for your interviews, your actions reflect poorly on you as an individual and on the University as a whole. Not only do you inconvenience the employer, but you may also deprive another student of a valuable interview opportunity. These situations, if unchecked may also have more serious implications on the University’s relationships with employers overall.
Therefore, The Career Center treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of the following Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy.
Interview Cancellation Policy
- Cancellations will NOT be accepted via email or voice mail.
- Students must appear in person in SUL 349 (Hammond Campus) or LSF 104 (Hammond Campus) to complete notification paper work before an interview can be cancelled
- Students are required to give three (3) business days or 72 hours’ notice to cancel an interview
- Always investigate an alternate date with the employer before you cancel an interview
- It is your responsibility to speak personally with the employer representative and explain why you will not be attending the interview. Be aware, however that the employer may still report you to The Career Center
- If you cancel an appointment directly with an employer, remember to also contact The Career Center
Sudden Illness or Serious Personal Emergency on Interview Day
Students are expected to contact The Career Center at (219) 989-2600 prior to their interview time. Employers check-in between 8 and 8:30 AM and should be notified prior to that time
Employers typically are not in the office on weekends. Monday appointments should be cancelled no later than Friday morning.
If you miss an interview:
- Your Pride Career Network (Handshake) account, and all other online career services platforms offered by the Career Center including access to MyCCO accounts will be locked
- You will receive an e-mail from The Career Center with instructions to come to SUL 349 (Hammond) or LSF 144 (Westville Campus) immediately to resolve this matter
- You will be required to meet with a walk-in counselor and discuss the reason you missed the business appointment to which you committed
- The discussion and your reason for missing the interview will determine whether or not your file will be reactivated and if you will have the opportunity access career services in the future