Employment Offer Guidelines

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 student. 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.

Offers resulting from: For: Cannot expire before:
Summer Programs Internship offers resulting from summer activities such as leadership conferences Three weeks after the start of fall semester or three weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later.
Summer Internships Full-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships Three weeks after start of subsequent academic term or three weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later.
Fall Interviews Full-time or internship offers

November 15 or three weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later.

Spring Interviews Full-time or internship offers April 1 or two weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Updated August 2018