Career and Professional Development (CPD) is dedicated to promoting a beneficial relationship between employers and students. These policies are designed to define the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in the recruitment process, including students, employers, and staff, and preserve and promote the reputation of Emory University by actively pursuing the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and professionalism. These policies also exist to help handle ethical challenges you may encounter throughout the hiring process.

CPD is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and adheres to and promotes its Principles for Professional Practice. We reserve the right to refuse service to any company or organization whose business we believe is of a nature that is not appropriate for our students and alumni, nor consistent with the mission of Emory University.

The following Handshake services and access are provided to currently enrolled undergraduate students in The College of Arts & SciencesGoizueta Business School, and Oxford College through Career and Professional Development:

Appointments are conducted through the following career offices:

College of Arts & Sciences – Career and Professional Development
Goizueta Business School – BBA Career Management Center
Oxford College – Center for Pathways and Purpose

Transient and non-degree students who are studying at Emory University, but will not earn an Emory degree, do not have access to Handshake.

The following schools utilize Handshake for their student body and are serviced through their own career services offices listed below.

Students enrolled outside of the schools listed do not have access to Handshake and will work directly with their career services office.

Students experiencing technical issues with Handshake can email for assistance.

  • Each Handshake account is for the use of Emory students and alumni only and should be used exclusively for your personal job search.
  • Do not share your login information or allow other individuals to submit documents under your account.
  • If access to an account is granted to and/or used by a non-Emory individual to apply for positions, the owner of the account will be permanently barred from accessing Handshake.

Accurate Information

All information you submit through your Handshake profile, or directly to an employer, must be accurate, including, but not limited to:

  • Information on your student profile (including GPA and major)
  • Job search documents (including resumes, cover letters, transcripts, test scores, and any other documentation requested by the employer)
  • Correspondence (written or verbal) throughout the recruitment process
  • Work authorization status (students attending Emory University on a visa must keep their work authorization status updated to reflect the information on record through Emory’s Office of the Registrar, even if under an application process)

If a student falsifies a document, or misrepresents him/herself to any employer, whether via on-campus programs or in an independent job search, the student may be subject to Emory University judicial charges.

In addition, students are required to provide current and reliable contact information to Career and Professional Development and employers within all of their documents and correspondence. This includes updating phone numbers and email addresses while you live or study abroad.

Apply with Integrity

Be thoughtful about each application submitted:

  • Read job descriptions thoroughly considering the location, length of assignment, and qualifications
  • If you are unfamiliar with the company, research the company online BEFORE applying
  • Do not apply for positions unless you sincerely interested in the opportunity and the job requirements match your skills and interests
  • Be thoughtful, tailoring resumes and cover letters sent, to the position being applied for
  • Avoid sending out multiple resumes to multiple employers without genuine interest in an employer’s available positions

Receiving an Offer

It is expected that employers send you a written offer letter via mail or email. It is your responsibility to obtain all of the necessary information needed to make a wise and informed decision. Students should understand the specifics pertaining to start/end date, compensation, benefits, etc. before accepting an offer.

It is also your responsibility to inform employers regarding your decision to accept or reject an offer in a timely fashion. Schedule an appointment with your career services office should you need help discerning your offer letter.

Pressure from Employers

Employers are asked to not put undue pressure on candidates to make quick decisions about their offers.

Students are advised to contact Career and Professional Development and/or the Goizueta Career Management Center IMMEDIATELY if you experience any of the following:

  • You are required to verbally accept before receiving a formal offer letter or offer details
  • You are required to accept an offer on the spot or within 24 hours
  • You are required to accept an offer within a shorter timeframe or face a reduction in base salary (not including signing bonus)

Accepting an Offer

CONGRATULATIONS! Upon the acceptance of a job offer, students should complete the following:

  1. Sign your offer letter
  2. Withdraw all open applications from Handshake
  3. Withdraw your candidacy from all other applications outside of Handshake
  4. Remove your resume from any active resume books on Handshake

Student Reneging Policy

Emory University students are obligated to follow the established ethical practices when seeking employment and/or internships. Students are expected to cease seeking and considering other positions once they have accepted an offer. Reneging on accepted offers has negative repercussions that extend beyond the student’s own reputation and could jeopardize Emory University’s relationship with employers.

Rescinded Offers

Should an employer rescind an offer, please immediately contact Career and Professional Development at

Internships are a great way to gain insight in an industry and get hands on experience in an occupational role you’re considering. To ensure that your internship experience–whether it is a traditional internship, or one conducted remotely or virtually–is educational and substantive, we recommend you use the following criteria established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE):

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Academic Credit

Career and Professional Development is not an academic department and therefore cannot provide academic credit.


The United States Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides employers legal guidelines on internship compensation.  Internships with public sector organizations (i.e., non-profit organizations, government, education, etc.) are exempt from the FLSA and therefore are significantly less likely to be paid than internships in the private sector. In order for a for-profit organization to legally offer any uncompensated internship, that internship must meet the guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the experience must be educational and of significant benefit to the intern. If you are interested in a specific unpaid internship that you feel does not meet these standards, please schedule an appointment for assistance in evaluating the experience.

Participation in on-campus recruitment through Handshake is a privilege, and comes with certain ethical expectations and responsibilities listed below. Why is this important?

  • If you do not show for an interview or behave inappropriately, this negatively impacts the institution and Career and Professional Development’s ability to continue to bring employers to campus
  • It is disrespectful to the employer who has committed time and money to meet with you
  • It reflects a lack of care on your part for your fellow students who may have wanted to interview

Interview with Integrity

  • Interview only with employers you are sincerely interested in working for, and whose eligibility requirements you meet.
  • “Practice” interviewing is not tolerated, as it is both misleading and unethical. When you use a company for a “practice” interview, you not only mislead the recruiter, but deny one of your peers with a genuine interest an opportunity to interview. Should you need practice interviewing, please contact CPD regarding practice interview/interview preparation resources.

Accepting and Declining Interview Invitations

When you submit a resume to a job posting, you are formally expressing interest in interviewing for the position. If you are selected for an interview, it is your responsibility to decline or accept the invitation through Handshake. To accept the invitation, simply select an interview time once the schedule opens. To decline an invitation, first attempt to withdraw your resume via Handshake. If you are unable to withdraw your application, you must fill out the Interview Decline Form. Upon receipt of the form, CPD will let the employer know that you are no longer interested in the position and change your status to “declined” on Handshake. This will serve as your confirmation that your resume has been withdrawn.

Scheduling an Interview

Your academics come first – schedule your interview so that you can miss little to no class time. In cases where this is not possible, speak to your professor about your schedule and ways to make up for any potential loss. CPD will not excuse a student for missing a class to interview.

Canceling an Interview Before the Schedule has Closed

To cancel an interview, you must leave your slot and withdraw your resume on Handshake before the “sign-up end” date listed in the interview timeline. If Handshake will not allow you to do this, you are more than likely trying to cancel an interview after the “sign-up end” date and must fill out the Interview Decline Form. If this form is submitted after the “sign-up end” date has passed, your cancellation will be considered late , please refer to the instructions in the next section below for to cancel after the schedule has closed.

Canceling an Interview After the Schedule has Closed

If you are selected for an interview and sign-up for an interview slot, you are committing to show up to that scheduled interview. Cancelling at the last minute, or missing an interview entirely, could jeopardize Emory’s relationship with employers and it also shows a disregard for their time and resources. This can also negatively affect the job search of fellow Emory students, as reserving a time slot and failing to attend the interview prohibits another student’s chance to take advantage of the opportunity.

If you are attempting to cancel your interview after the ‘sign-up date has passed, email immediately to inform them you will be canceling your interview so arrangements can be made with the employer. You may be subject to a temporary Handshake suspension (information is listed below).

Missing an Interview

Your interview will be considered “Missed” and subject to the Temporary Handshake Suspension for Late Cancellations & Missed Interview policy, if you:

  • Cancel a scheduled interview after the schedule’s “sign-up end” date and time
  • Do not show up for a scheduled interview
  • Inform the employer of your cancellation instead of CPD

Temporary Handshake Suspension for Late Cancellations & Missed Interviews

Failure to cancel your interview within the designated period, not showing up for a scheduled interview, or informing the employer of your absence instead of CPD will all result in the temporary suspension of your Handshake account.

If your Handshake account is temporarily suspended for any reason listed above, you will not have access to your Handshake account upon login. You will receive an email from CPD detailing the process to get your Handshake account reinstated.

In addition to a missed interview, the following actions may also result in the temporary suspension of Handshake:

  • Blatant disregard for policies and procedures
  • Rude and unprofessional interview behavior

  • To sign up for an interview slot that works with your schedule and time zone, set a reminder for the schedule’s opening date. All schedules open in Handshake at 9:30 am EST.
  • Immediately after securing your interview slot on Handshake, fill out the Virtual Interview Request Form. You will receive an automatic receipt from the form confirming your request was submitted. CPD will require at least 3 business days to confirm your virtual interview with the employer and secure interview link information.
  • CPD will contact the employer to see if a virtual interview is possible, then will either
    • Confirm your virtual interview and how your interview link will be provided
    • Inform you that the virtual interview cannot be conducted, based on the employer’s discretion, or
    • Provide instructions on how to make alternate arrangements with the employer
  • Continue to check your email and be patient. Do NOT contact the employer’s recruiting team, alumni with the company, or the Goizueta BBA CMC for assistance in scheduling the virtual interview. Also, sending multiple messages to will slow down the response time. Remember, we are waiting for a response from the company and will follow up with you as soon as we have information for you.

Employers reserve the right to decline a study abroad student as a candidate for their on-campus interviews. If you are selected as a preselect/alternate, CPD will work on your behalf to confirm your virtual interview. However, please note that some organizations may require interviewees to be on-campus and will not to accommodate virtual interviewing.

Though CPD diligently screens employers and job postings for fraudulent activity, from time to time a job scam may enter our system. It is important for you to know the signs to look for.

Identifying Job Scams:

  • You are asked to deposit a check without having performed any work. *Note that a bounced check may withdraw money from YOUR account*
  • You must send money in any way, shape, or form to the employer before you begin working.
  • You are asked for bank information or credit card information.
  • You are receiving emails from an individual that says they work at a company, but the email address is from a non-company domain name (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.)
  • You notice excessive typos and grammatical errors in your communication with the employer.
  • You get a feeling that “something isn’t right” about the employer or the position.

What should you do if you think you applied to a job scam? Review our resource How to spot and avoid job scams.

Disclaimer for Online Resources

Information in the external pages that this site links to come from a variety of sources. Please be advised that the inclusion of resources on this website does not imply endorsement by Career and Professional Development, nor is it a guarantee of accuracy of the information.

When conducting a job search, it is the responsibility of everyone to research the integrity of the organizations to which one is applying. The individual is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization and when supplying personal information through the Internet. Emory University and Career and Professional Development do not author, edit, or monitor these outside pages and therefore cannot assume responsibility for their content.

Our office advises site visitors to read the privacy policies of any third-party sites accessed through this site. Emory University does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced on this site. Any mention of vendors, products or services is for informational purposes only.

Disclaimer for Internship and Job Postings on Handshake & UCAN

Career and Professional Development is committed to ensuring open and equitable access to a broad range of opportunities, across all industries and sectors. The inclusion of positions and employers on Handshake and UCAN does not imply endorsement, nor is it a guarantee of accuracy of the information provided by the employer. We believe it is appropriate to leave it to the members of our community to make their own personal decisions about the paths they pursue.

All employers participating in the campus recruiting program and who post positions are vetted by Handshake and required to confirm compliance with professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing and selection practices. This includes standards and practices set forth in the NACE Principles for Ethical Practice and the United States Department of Labor FLSA Guidelines as it relates to paid vs. unpaid internships, as well as abide by the recruiting and offer policies.


Upon updating your Handshake profile and uploading documents to your account, you authorize Career and Professional Development to grant access to and/or release information relating to you to prospective authorized employers, or individuals deemed appropriate by the staff, for the purpose of furthering efforts to assist your career related endeavors. Such records may contain personal information, resumes, cover letters or other information that you have uploaded into Handshake. Some employers approved by Handshake, can search and message students with public profiles. You are not automatically opted into this feature. Students can adjust Handshake account settings to indicate your preference under the field under the Privacy in the ‘Settings’ section of your account profile.

In addition, you can indicate this preference each time you upload a document that may contain personal information (resumes, cover letters, transcripts, etc) by checking/unchecking the box for EACH document under the field “Public? Check this box if you want employers to be able to download this document from your profile. Otherwise, it will be privately kept within your documents section to use when applying to jobs and interviews. You may refuse to provide an employer with specific information about any job offers received from other employers. Applicants do not have to provide specific information about the names of the organizations or salary, and instead may give broad responses to such questions, naming types of employers, industries, and general salary ranges, rather than specific salary amounts.

Review Handshake’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Over the course of the academic year, Career and Professional Development (CPD) partners closely with employers and alumni professionals through our career development programming and events, providing students with the unique opportunity to engage with professionals and build meaningful career connections. Whether the events are held on- or off-campus, our employer and alumni professional partners volunteer their resources and limited time to meet and mentor you, with a desire to help you succeed.

Before registering, we ask you to consider your schedule availability and only register for career-related programming and events that you are fully able to attend. Students who register for CPD career events/programs are committing with a confirmed knowledge that the event(s) do not conflict with classes, internships, work, or other Emory engagements. Last minute cancellations or no-shows reflect poorly on both students and the larger Emory community and could affect CPD’s ability to continue positive relationships with employers and alumni.

Handshake is Emory’s web-based job & internship posting and interview scheduling system that allows employers 24/7 access to current students as well as recent alumni.

Career and Professional Development works with currently enrolled undergraduate students in The College of Arts & SciencesGoizueta Business School, and Oxford College.

While employers are able to post and recruit students from the following Emory schools, however we ask that you work with their office directly to connect with their students:

Students enrolled outside of the schools listed do not have access to Handshake. Employers will need to work directly with their career services office.

Handshake is Emory’s web-based job & internship posting and interview scheduling system that allows employers 24/7 access to current students as well as recent alumni.

All positions should be professional in nature, augmenting a student and/or alumnus’ professional endeavor. Opportunities must be career-related internships, research, or entry level post-graduation jobs, and be posted for students and recent alumni.

CPD reserves the right to determine posting eligibility and decline positions deemed unsuitable for students seeking full‐time, internship, or relevant part-time positions. In addition, employers must abide by Emory Internship Policies governed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Account requests and positions are usually approved within 48 hours. There is no guarantee that we will be able to fill your position in any given period of time.

Employers and organizations recruiting at Career and Professional Development are expected to adhere to:

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Collection and use of data by Career and Professional Development is governed by the following campus and federal policies:

Emory University Policy on Confidentiality and Release of Student Information

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations (FERPA)  

Career and Professional Development will only approve account requests for companies and organizations that provide the following complete contact information:

  1. First/last name and job title of a contact person
  2. Email address from the company’s domain and not a personal email account (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.)
  3. Corporate mailing address
  4. Corporate telephone number
  5. Corporate website (Facebook/LinkedIn are not acceptable)
  6. Complete company description (Note: We will not accept any requests which list the job description in the company description field)

Career and Professional Development has established the following criteria for each position submitted:

  1. Position title
  2. Selection(s) from the Job Function field that represent the position’s description and responsibilities
  3. Clear job description (primary skills, knowledge, and responsibilities)
  4. Candidate’s requirements (level of education, majors, gpa and level of experience)
  5. Compensation

Organizations are required to use Handshake to collect resumes and other application documents for their postings. It is acceptable to require students to apply to the organization website in addition to Handshake. If you require students to apply to the organization website in addition to Handshake, please be sure to include instructions in your job posting as well as the organization URL.Please note, Career and Professional Development encourages employers not to post any positions with application deadlines that are more than 30-60 days from the date posted. We recommend that employers log back into Handshake once a posting has expired and extend the deadline if additional applicants are desired. Employers may select an expiration date earlier than the 30-day default. 

Career and Professional Development does not accept or post:

  • Positions that would employ students by a private individual with an un-established business (e.g., babysitting, nanny, caretaker, tutor).
  • If the position is in person, it must be based at a physical business location. Residential addresses will not be approved (including home offices). Virtual positions are acceptable at a home-based business.
  • Positions posted by 3rd party recruiting firms that do not follow our established guidelines listed below.
  • Work-for-hire or contract positions.
  • Positions that require a fee and/or fundraising for training, or to participate, in a work experience.
  • Any experience with a fee/tuition-based graduate program or post-bachelorette degrees along with a fee-based licensure program. Your program may qualify through Graduate School Recruiting.
  • Fee/tuition-based Summer Academic Programs.
  • Positions that are paid through commission only (positions that have a salary, which is supplemented by commission, are acceptable).
  • Engineering roles with job functions and major requirements outside the scope of software & environmental engineering
  • Summer camppositions outside of major metropolitan areas (please note, if you are approved to post, you must create one job posting for all jobs)
  • Employer registrations or job postings for teaching and/or tutors abroad.
  • International organizations that do not have a US branch.
  • Volunteer positions – non-profit organizations can contact Volunteer Emory, a program of the Office of Student Leadership & Service that facilitates service opportunities and social justice work for Emory students.
  • Campus/Brand Ambassadors – Emory University is a non-commercial campus. Employers are not allowed to recruit for positions whose duties will involve the on-campus sale or promotion of products, goods or services to Emory students, faculty, or staff.

Career and Professional Development defines third-party recruiters as agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs, including:

  • Employment Agencies
  • Search Firms
  • Contract Recruiter
  • Online Job Posting or Resume Referral Services
  • Temporary Agencies or Staffing Services
  • Outsourcing Contractors or Leasing Agencies

Third party recruiters posting a position with Career and Professional Development MUST:

  1. Select ONLY “Human Resources” in the industry field in their general profile in Handshake
  2. Provide the name of your client within the job description AND job title
  3. Follow all EEO guidelines, set forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  4. Not disclose to any employer, including the client-employer, any student information without obtaining prior written consent from the student. Under no circumstances can student information be disclosed for other than the original recruiting purposes nor can it be sold or provided to other entities

Career and Professional Development at Emory University reserves the right to terminate an employer account for violation of university policies and procedures.

Emory University does not screen candidates on their work authorization status. Employers are responsible for reviewing, screening, interviewing, and making job offers to students; inclusive of screening for work authorization prior to interviews and job/internship offers.

Handshake resources are provided free of charge to employers and to student job seekers. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. CPD does not perform background checks on students applying for positions, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the student applicant.

All job listings are posted at the discretion of Career and Professional Development. We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Career & Professional Development also reserves the right to refuse posting positions that do not support the interests of the University and our students.

On-Campus Recruiting is centralized and managed by Career & Professional Development for the following populations:

  • undergraduate students from the Emory College of Arts & Sciences
  • undergraduate students from the Goizueta Business School (BBA Program)
  • undergraduate students from Oxford College at Emory
  • recent alumni (within one year of graduation) still in the job search process. 

It is our hope that on-campus recruiting at Emory is a rewarding experience for all our students, employers, and staff.  We truly value and appreciate your decision to recruit at Emory, and trust that all employers will abide by the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services Professionals outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Employers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source (including personal knowledge, written records/reports, social networking websites, and computer databases). An employer should not disclose information about a student to another organization without the prior written consent of the student unless necessitated by health, legal, and/or safety considerations.

Employers are also expected to provide accurate information about their organizations and employment opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to: positions available, position responsibilities, career advancement opportunities, salary and benefits, and location.

  • Students must apply to your position(s) using the Handshake on-campus recruiting system. Employers can request students to apply to their website, in addition to applying via Handshake by adding their organization URL.
  • Each organization is responsible for reviewing and selecting candidates. To ensure you are selecting candidates that meet the organization’s screening criteria, refer to the APPLICANTS tab attached to each position within your on-campus schedule on Handshake. Career & Professional Development will not screen candidates for the employer or adjust campus interview schedules after the selections have been submitted and the students have been notified through Handshake.
  • Employers may only interview candidates in the Career & Professional Development facilities for on-campus visits. We can assist employers in building schedules at their offices, but employers must use Handshake to facilitate on-campus interviews.
  • Employers must abide by Career & Professional Development’s Job Posting Policies when attaching the position(s) to their on-campus schedule.
  • On-campus recruiting is not available for unpaid internships. Organizations seeking to use our on-campus recruiting program must have paid positions and/or internships.
  • Employers must advise Career & Professional Development of any test/assessment they wish to conduct and eliminate such a test/assessment if it violates the University’s campus policies or fair employment practices.
  • Please submit all changes to on-campus interview schedules in writing to All changes must be submitted prior to the interview sign-up date and students being notified of their interview status.

Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to at least 4 weeks in advance of the scheduled visit. Employers are also required to provide Career & Professional Development a cancellation statement to send to all student applicants on their behalf, providing a reason for the cancellation and next steps. If an alternate interview date is needed, Career & Professional Development will do its best to accommodate this request.

The employer is required to provide Career & Professional Development a cancellation statement to send to all student applicants on their behalf, providing a reason for the cancellation and next steps.

If an alternate interview date is needed, Career & Professional Development will do its best to accommodate this request.

Explanation of fees:

  • Interview requests submitted 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the event date will be charged a $75 fee
  • Schedules canceled and/or rescheduled less than 4 weeks (20 business days) prior to the confirmed event will be charged a $75 cancellation fee
  • Late request and cancellation fees must be paid by the employer within 2 weeks (10 business days) in order to keep their Handshake account with Emory University current

Employers are expected to communicate with students directly if they must cancel one-on-one or group sessions with students during a virtual event. The employer should communicate immediately if a cancellation occurs to allow students the opportunity to schedule meetings with other employers. If possible, these canceled meetings should be rescheduled with students. Employers must also email detailing the cancelation.

Employers are expected to communicate hiring decisions to students, whether favorable or unfavorable. Students should be made aware of their hiring status within a timely fashion, especially within the agreed-upon time frame between the employer and the student.

Employers are expected to comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action principles and engage in non-discriminatory practices throughout the recruiting process by (per the NACE website):

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability, and providing reasonable accommodations upon request;
  • Reviewing selection criteria for adverse impact based upon the student’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability;
  • Avoiding questions that are considered unacceptable by EEO guidelines for fair employment practices during the recruiting process;
  • Developing a sensitivity to, and awareness of, cultural differences and the diversity of the workforce;
  • Informing campus constituencies of special activities that have been developed to achieve the employer’s affirmative action goals;
  • Investigating complaints forwarded by the career services office regarding EEO noncompliance and seeking resolution of such complaints.

Employers are asked to provide Super Day/second-round interview dates to Career & Professional Development at the time first-round interviews are scheduled. We highly recommend employers to consider the following guidelines when inviting students to a Super Day/second round interview:

  • Describe recruiting timelines and expectations to students early in the recruiting process.
  • Hold second-round interviews on campus.
  • Give the student at least 72-hour notice about an off-campus Super Day/ second-round interview.
  • Offer students at least two dates to schedule for an off-campus Super Day/second-round interview.
  • Note that students who cancel a previously scheduled interview, to attend an off-campus Super Day/second-round interview, after the designated interview cancellation period, are subject to suspension from the On-Campus Interview Program and Handshake. Please do not put a student in danger of violating the cancelation policy.

Extending Offers

Career & Professional Development strongly requests that employers allow students sufficient time to carefully consider their employment options and make well-informed decisions. If this policy is restrictive considering your current business conditions, please contact the Director of Employer Relations in Career & Professional Development to discuss your organization’s needs BEFORE extending offers.

All employers participating in on-campus recruiting (which includes ALL interviews with job postings on the Handshake system) are required to follow these policies:

Full-Time & Internship Hiring
Acceptance Deadlines
Previous Summer Interns: Three weeks from date of offer;We encourage you to work with our students regarding extensions.
New Offers: Three weeks from date of offer.

Exploding Offers

We expect employers to honor all offers made to students and that no conditions will be placed on the offer (e.g., “You have by the end of the day to make a decision”, “We have 10 offers outstanding for 8 openings and will accept the first 8 students who get back to us,” etc.). No incentives may be offered to induce students to accept offers early (e.g., “We will provide a $5,000 bonus if you sign today,” etc.).

An official offer from an employer should be in written format and contain the position title, salary, start date, and work location.

Rescinding Offers

If an employer is considering withdrawing an offer from an Emory student, for any reason, please contact Career & Professional Development Recruiting Team immediately.

Please note, if an employer is required to revoke an accepted job offer due to changing conditions within the company, the student is entitled to a fair and equitable course of action, including but not limited to: financial assistance and outplacement service.

Employers are asked to inform Career & Professional Development of all accepted full-time and internship offers of employment to Emory students, to ensure Career & Professional Development has accurate statistics regarding students’ job offers, acceptances, and salaries. This information is kept strictly confidential and used only for statistical purposes.

College emails are for institution communications only. Career and Professional Development (CPD) does not permit blanketing our students with emails. Only those students who have given your organization their email address should be contacted.

Due to the sizable number of inquiries, employer requests for CPD staff to email Emory students promoting their positions, events, deadlines, etc. are automatically declined with no reply.

Employers can promote their opportunities and events by posting them through Handshake.