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Job Offer Policy

Offer Policy for Full-Time Employment and Internships

Students at Howard University should be able to make effective job offer decisions. To do so, they must be able to explore all of the options open to them. This includes applying for fellowships, considering graduate or professional school, participating in the On-Campus Recruiting Programs, and exploring other career options.

We recognize that many employers want to make offers to summer interns however, forcing a student to make a hasty or ill-advised decision pertaining to permanent employment. This precludes his or her exploration of other options and can lead to reneging on job offers, which is against our policy guidelines. Therefore, to create a more positive image of employers recruiting on campus and to ensure that students have the opportunity to make sound decisions, all employers participating in the On-Campus Recruiting Program must follow these guidelines.

We expect employers to honor all offers made to students and that no conditions will be placed on the offer (e.g., "We have 8 offers outstanding for 6 openings and will accept the first 6 students who get back to us," etc.). No incentives (e.g. exploding offers) may be offered to induce students to accept offers early.

FALL OFFERS
Students interviewing with employers in the Fall must be given at least until January 22, 2010 to make a decision on an employer offer or option. We also expect you to respect our students academic exam schedule (December 4- December 16, 2009).

SPRING OFFERS
Students interviewing during the Spring semester, students must be given at least until March 22, 2010 to make an informed decision on their offers or options. Students interviewing for summer jobs after March 22, 2010 must be given two weeks from the date of their offer to make a decision.

SUMMER OFFERS
Students interviewing for summer jobs during the Spring semester must be given until March 22, 2010 to make a decision on their offer or option. Students interviewing for summer jobs after March 22, 2010 must be given two weeks from the date of their offer to make a decision.

Students receiving offers for permanent employment from Recruiting employers as a result of their Summer 2009 internship must be given until December 1, 2009 to make a decision on their offer or option.

Students receiving offers for Summer 2010 employment from recruiting employers as a result of their Summer 2009 internship must be given until March 22, 2010 to make a decision on their offer or option.

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