Employer Recruitment and Offers & Acceptance Guidelines

The following guidelines have been established to ensure that undue pressure is not placed on students by employers. We recognize students should have the opportunity to investigate employment options of interest to them when making their career decisions. Kelley Undergraduate Career Services (UCS) subscribes to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice. Adhering to the offer guidelines allows students sufficient consideration period to reduce risk of reneges. These guidelines are subject to change without notice.

Note: Firms recruiting for Investment Banking positions will be provided a separate set of policies specific to their timeline.

Exploding Offers are prohibited!  Such offers include any offer that does not afford a candidate the appropriate time to either accept or decline and/or has special incentives attached for the purposes of inducing early acceptances. Offers that expire before the stated deadlines below are considered exploding and puts enormous pressure on our students to make a decision before they have completed the interviewing process.

Early Offers or Short term Leadership Programs*:  When students receive an internship or full time offer before the start of the next academic year the offer should remain open until the first day of classes preceding the summer internship or full time offer start date.

Internship to Full Time Offers*: Offers should remain open for a minimum of 2 weeks after the written offer

Fall & Spring Recruiting*: Offers should remain open for a minimum of 2 weeks after the written offer

Interviews (1st & 2nd): Offer alternative interview dates AND give students a minimum of 3 business days’ notice from the time of the interview notification to the interview date so students can manage potential academic conflicts. Academics are the priority.

Students are urged to immediately release offers they do not plan to accept. Reneging on offers is considered a serious breach of both our recruiting policies and STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT, and such action receives immediate attention.

Confidentiality and NACE Principles: We ask that employers abide by the Principles for Employment Professionals of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). All materials received from our students (letters, résumés, and transcripts, via email or hard copy) should be shared only with those persons at your firm involved in the hiring process. Salary data is collected and reported in aggregate format. Please keep us informed of your employment decisions.

*Strongly encourage consideration of extensions, where applicable