Recruiting Principles and Guidelines: Illinois Business
We endorse the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ principles for professional conduct and the policies of the University of Illinois Career Services Council. These principles provide a framework for professional relationships among colleges/universities, employing organizations, and candidates.
The following guidelines have been established to support these principles and to ensure that undue pressure is not placed on students by employing organizations. We recognize that students should have the opportunity to investigate all employment options of interest to them when making their career decisions.
All employers should extend offers in writing and be prepared to exhibit written offers to the appropriate career services office. Illinois does not condone the use of exploding offers or any other practice that puts unreasonable pressure on students. These offers do not afford a candidate the appropriate amount of time to either accept or decline and put enormous pressure on students to make a decision before they have completed the interviewing process. We understand that firms need to know their hiring needs prior to the start of recruiting, however, it is in the firm’s and students’ best interest if students are granted ample time to make informed decisions.
On occasion, students may request an extension beyond the dates given. Each request should be considered on a case by case basis, and be accommodated if possible. Please feel free to reach out to a member of the Recruiting Team to discuss any questions or concerns related to this policy. The possibility of negotiating decision deadlines should be clearly stated to students at the time the offer is made for both full-time and internship positions.
|Offers resulting from:||For:||Cannot expire before:|
|Summer Programs||Internship offers resulting from summer activities such as leadership conferences||September 22 or three weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Summer Internships||Full-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships||September 22 or three weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Fall Interviews||Full-time or internship offers||
November 15 or three weeks after
|Spring Interviews||Full-time or internship offers||March 30 or two weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later|
If you must rescind an offer, you shall contact the students and appropriate career services office immediately. Internship or full-time offer reneges are a serious breach of the student use agreement; should this occur, please contact the appropriate career services office immediately.
Individual offices at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may have different offer deadline policies, so please check with the appropriate career services office if you have any questions.
Updated May 2017