Student Code of Conduct

The Kelley School of Business seeks to maintain and enhance our reputation with our corporate partners. This Code of Conduct out lines expectations of our students.

  • Academics come first. Students will not miss classes to interview, attend company information sessions, or participate in events sponsored by UCS and as professional courtesy notify professor(s) with unavoidable absences in advance. If an interview conflicts with an exam, student should request an alternate date from employer.
  • Acceptance of an offer, whether verbal or in writing, is considered binding. It is never permissible to accept a job offer and later decline. This is considered a renege. If an offer is reneged upon by the student, UCS reserves the right to take appropriate action.
  • Once an offer has been accepted, either verbally or written, the student will remove themselves from all active recruiting activity and report the job.
  • If student received an offer for which they will definitely accept and they have an upcoming interview with another company, they should cordially decline the upcoming interview. If company has booked tickets and travel plans, student should reach out to company to explain situation and ask employer for guidance.
  • Students will give at least 2 business day notice before cancelling or changing an interview. In the event of a “No Show” for an interview, a student must meet with a career coach within two business days of the missed interview.
  • As a requirement to access UCS staff and resources, students will keep their status and offer data updated and current at all times. This includes prompt reporting of all offers and status (i.e. accepting, considering, or declining).
  • Students will be well prepared and appropriately dressed for every interaction with employers and alums.
  • Students will always represent themselves accurately to employers with factual data about academics, work authorization, skills, and all other information.
  • Students will only apply for positions that match their abilities and interest, and not apply to practice for interviews; students will withdraw applications if no longer interested.
  • Students will only use employer contact information for individual recruiting inquiries to learn more about company and position. Employer contact information should never be used in mass mailings or for non recruiting-purposes.
  • Students will show respect for recruiters and UCS staff by being on time, responding to inquiries in a timely manner, and turning off devices during interactions.
  • An RSVP to attend an event is a commitment used for planning space, refreshments and resources from the employer host. UCS reserves the right to take appropriate action in the case of a no show.