No Show Policy
The policy of the Career Services Office is that students who fail to keep their interview appointments forfeit their right to be served by this office.
This policy is necessary for the following reasons:
- The recruiter visits the campus after being informed in advance of the number of students signed up on the schedule
- The failure of a student to keep scheduled interviews creates a negative impression of the student and of the University and in some cases caused an employer to drop Howard from its campus recruitment schedule
- By scheduling an interview, you are reserving time that might have been given to another student. This of course, is not fair to the other students.
For your protection, companies or agencies who do not meet their schedules will be dealt with in much the same manner as students who miss interviews. Companies or agencies who miss one schedule run the risk of being dropped from campus recruiting the following year. Because there will be unforeseen emergencies which may cause a student to miss an appointment, each student will be allowed to cancel interviews by contacting the Career Services Office (CSO) in advance (at least two class days before the interview date). You may do so by phoning, if necessary, but you may not cancel appointments through other students.
A student who signs up and then fails to keep an appointment without canceling is recorded as a “no show.” A last-minute cancellation counts as a “no-show.” Once a student registers one “no-show,” that person immediately forfeits the services of this office, including interviewing privileges and resume referral. This means your name is removed from all schedules. To be reinstated to the program, you must meet with the Director and complete certain procedures.