To avoid any misunderstandings when making an employment offer, it is preferable to notify a student in writing of the major components of the job offer including salary, location, benefits, vacation and starting date.
Exploding offers and bonuses put enormous pressure on our students to make a decision before they have completed the interviewing process. Most students are not ready, nor should they be, to make a final decision before completing all their interviews. Furthermore, students with exploding offers are calling other employers in an attempt to arrange early interviews, thus greatly inconveniencing those firms. Regrettably, pressure to accept early makes it harder for us to enforce our policy against reneging.
Employers are expected to be familiar with and to honor the Principles for Professional Practice published by the National Association of College and Employers. Consistent with these guidelines, we ask that students be given at least 2 weeks to make an informed and responsible decision on an employment offer. Providing students with insufficient time to decide on an offer can be detrimental to both parties.
Offer Policy to Summer Interns
If you would like to make full-time offers at the end of the summer to interns returning for senior year, we request that you allow the student until November 15 to accept/decline the offer. This will ensure that the student has the time necessary to make an informed and thoughtful decision and allows them to participate in on-campus recruiting.
Second Round Interview Policy
Students should not be asked to cancel a first round interview in order to attend a second round interview. Employers should make every effort to accommodate candidates’ class and interview schedules.
In accordance with Claremont McKenna College policy, the Career Services Center does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, veteran status, or handicap, in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs or activities. Therefore, the Career Services Center will make its facilities available only to recruiting organizations whose practices are consistent with this policy.