Policies for Access and Use of Services

Participation Agreement Regarding Use of Handshake and Center for Career Management Services.

Participation Agreement and Missed Interview Policy

I agree to:

  • Accurate Information: Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate
  • Grant Access: Allow The Center for Career Management to provide my job search documents to prospective employers
  • Honor Commitments: Keep all appointments that I’ve scheduled with employers and The Center for Career Management 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 cobcareers@pnw.edu
  • 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 Center for Career Management 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 Center for Career Management treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of the following Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy.

Interview Cancellation Policy

  • Students must email cobcareers@pnw.edu or call either (219) 989-8090 or (219) 785-5779 before an interview can be canceled
  • 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 Center for Career Management
  • If you cancel an appointment directly with an employer, remember to also contact The Center for Career Management

Sudden Illness or Serious Personal Emergency on Interview Day

Students are expected to contact The Center for Career Management at (219) 989-8090 or (219) 785-5779 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 canceled 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 Center for Career Management including access to MyCCO accounts will be locked
  • You will receive an e-mail from The Center for Career Management with instructions to come to Anderson 359 (Hammond Campus) or Tech 186 (Westville Campus) immediately to resolve this matter
  • You will be required to meet with a 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 to access career services in the future