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Recruiting Policies

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Please review the complete policy on the Cornell Career Services Website.

No interviews scheduled on campus during:
Fall break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter break, February break, Spring break or during Exam periods.

Second-Round Interviews
The recruiting policies of Cornell Career Services require that students do not cancel first-round interviews to attend second-round interviews.

Second-round interviews held on campus and “Super Saturdays” are strongly encouraged and may be scheduled at any time in the semester.

  • Second-round interviews may not be conducted off campus prior to certain dates in Fall and Spring, for current year dates, please review the full policy.
  • By special arrangement in advance with Cornell Career Services, employers may conduct second round interviews off campus during fall break.
  • After the second round deadline, employers must give a minimum of 3 full business days notice of a second round interview in an off-campus location.
  • In all cases, employers must offer alternative dates, without negative consequence, for a second-round interview if the date originally suggested by the employer interferes with a student's first-round interview on campus, exam, or other valid conflict.

Offer Guidelines
Employers extending offers during the Fall and Spring semester must give students until a certain date (see policy for current year dates), or a minimum of three weeks from the date of the offer—whichever is later—to respond to that offer, without pressure to respond earlier.

Use of alcohol by candidates at any time during the recruiting process is not acceptable. Employer recruiting events, whether on or off-campus, should not include alcohol. Additionally, representatives should not extend invitations to students to meet informally at bars in Collegetown or other locations.

Please refer to the NACE Principles for Professional Practice for more information.

Cornell University’s policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff or the operation of any of its programs and activities as specified by federal, state, and city laws and regulations.

We ask each employer recruiting with us to affirm that “it is an equal opportunity employer, and offers employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or citizenship unless legally required, and provides equal employment opportunity to individuals with veteran status.”

Note that employers violating these policies may receive deferred interview dates or be denied access to the recruiting program for the following season.