On-Campus Recruiting Policies

OCR Policies

  1. Cancellation of on-campus interviews: You may cancel a scheduled interview via Handshake up to 2 business days prior to the interview. Cancellations that occur fewer than 2 business days before an interview, or failure to attend an interview, will be considered a no-show. After a first no-show, your Handshake privileges will be suspended at the sole discretion of Northwestern Career Advancement. To be reinstated, you must make an appointment with your career advisor by logging into your Handshake account, and email an apology to the employer providing a copy to NCA. Until NCA reinstates your Handshake privileges, you may not utilize NCA services including on-campus recruiting. After a second no-show, your on-campus recruiting privileges may be permanently terminated, at the sole discretion of NCA.
  2. Misrepresentation: If you falsify documents or your Handshake profile, or misrepresent yourself to any employer, whether via on-campus programs or in an independent job search, you may be subject to University disciplinary action by Student Conduct and/or NCA, in its sole discretion, may elect to rescind any on-campus recruiting privileges. You understand that employers have the right to terminate your employment or withdraw a job offer for misrepresentation.
  3. Acceptance of job offers: Once you have accepted a job offer, whether via on-campus recruiting or in an independent job search, you are expected to decline other interview opportunities and stop applying for other opportunities. Reneging on an acceptance of an offer is unprofessional, jeopardizes your future in that profession, and jeopardizes the reputation of Northwestern and its students in the employment community. NCA may rescind your privileges to use its services if you renege on an acceptance of a job offer.

If you have any questions relating to the policies set forth by NCA, please feel free to contact our office either via email at nca@northwestern.edu or by phone at 847.491.3700. 

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