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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 and/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 decision pertaining to permanent employment precludes his or her exploration of other options.  This 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 during the Fall 2013 semester must be given at least until January 17, 2014 to make a decision on an employer offer or option. We also expect you to respect our students’ academic examination schedule (December 02 – December 13, 2013).

SPRING OFFERS
Students interviewing during the Spring 2014 semester must be given at least until April 25, 2014 to make an informed decision on their offer or option. Students interviewing for summer jobs after April 11, 2014 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 2014 semester must be given until April 25, 2013 to make a decision on their offer or option. Students interviewing for summer jobs after April 11, 2014 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 2013 internship must be given until December 2, 2013 to make a decision on their offer or option.

Students receiving offers for Summer 2014 employment from recruiting employers as a result of their Summer 2013 internship must be given until December 2, 2013 to make a decision on their offer or option.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO EMPLOYERS

Howard University and the CEDAR Center hold institutional membership in the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and as such adhere to and hold participating employers accountable for knowledge of and operation under the Principles for Professional Practice. By agreeing to conduct recruitment activities at Howard University it is expected that you have read, understand and will adhere to the outlined ethical principles pertaining to employment practices.

For questions regarding this policy contact us at cedarrecruiting@howard.edu or at 202-806-7513.