The following policies have been created to balance the needs of both students and employers. These policies apply to all employers, on or off campus, interviewing Yale College students.
Please note UCS and Yale College strongly discourages students from missing class for on- or off-campus interviews. We ask that employers make every effort to accommodate candidates’ academic schedules.
In some cases students may ask for extensions beyond these deadlines; we ask that you accommodate these requests as best you can. We suggest that all employers extend offers in writing, and strongly encourage all students to accept or decline in writing.
UCS does not allow the use of exploding offers. An "exploding offer" is one that requires a decision in conflict with the timing mentioned above or offers incentives to induce students to accept offers early, such as diminishing bonuses and location preferences. Please respect our students’ need for time to make informed decisions.
Students should not be asked to cancel a first-round interview in order to make a second round interview.
Violations of the above policies may result in deferred interview dates, or denied access to the recruiting program and eRecruiting.
"On-campus interviewing is a privilege provided to each student. Each student is expected to respect this privilege by attending each interview appointment they have scheduled. Late cancellations and no shows will not be tolerated. Students who miss interviews risk the termination of their on-campus interviewing privileges.
Late Cancellation is defined as any interview that is cancelled less than 2 business days (Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) before the scheduled appointment."
We expect employers to abide by the rules which will allow all organizations the opportunity to conduct first-round interviews uninterrupted. This schedule is considerate and also allows students the necessary time to make informed decisions.
Yale Career Services makes arrangements with potential employers to interview undergraduates on campus. As an office of Yale University, Career Services has a deep and abiding commitment to both non-discrimination and affirmative action. Accordingly, the Service works diligently to inform all students of employment opportunities and to bring to their attention the materials submitted by employers outlining affirmative action hiring practices. Potential employers who interview at Yale are required to maintain non-discriminatory scheduling and interview practices on campus.