Policies

The following policies apply to all students and alumni who use the various services offered by The Department of Career Planning & Development.

Please note that the term “student” refers to any student or alumnus who participates in On–Campus Recruiting, regardless of their enrollment status at KSU. 

  • Late Arrival

    A student will be considered a late arrival if they show up for their appointment with a career advisor more than 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment time. If the student has called to let us know that they are running late (prior to the end of their 15–minute grace period), they may still meet with the career advisor, but will only have the remaining portion of the hour scheduled for their appointment. If the student has not called to notify us that they will be late, they will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

    The Late Arrival policy for regular appointments will not be strictly enforced during the first three weeks of the Fall Semester, due to the increased traffic and difficulty with parking. A student with an appointment for a digitally recorded practice interviews (mock interview) will be considered late arrivals if they show up as little as one minute past the scheduled appointment time. They may still meet with the career advisor, but they will need to schedule another appointment for the mock interview. The Late Arrival policy for mock interviews will be enforced at all times throughout the semester. 

  • “No Show”

    A student will be considered a “no show” if they miss their appointment with a career advisor without calling to notify our office.

    1st offense: The student will receive an e–mail after the first missed appointment, reminding them of the policy and advising them that they will be subject to the “no show” policy if they miss another appointment during the semester.

    2nd offense:The student will receive an e–mail after the second missed appointment, informing them that they have been banned from making any appointments with a career advisor for the remainder of the semester. All other services (including participation in Career Fairs and On–Campus Recruiting) will still be available to the student.

  • Rescheduling/Cancellations

    When a student reschedules/cancels the same appointment twice it is considered a first offense under the no show policy. If the student reschedules or cancels two more times, that will be the second offense and their access to our Department's privileges will be revoked for the remainder of that semester. Please note that calling to reschedule/cancel after your scheduled appointment time will result in a no show.

    Please note that the Rescheduling/Canceling policy works in combination with the standard No Show policy. For example, a no show and an appointment rescheduled/canceled twice (or any other combination of the two appointment policies) would be your first and second offense.

  • On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) No-Show Policy  

    The following policy applies to all students and alumni who participate in On–Campus Interviewing (OCI). Please note that the term “student” refers to any student or alumnus who participates in On–Campus Interviewing, regardless of their enrollment status at KSU.

    The “No Show” Policy applies:

    • when a student does not appear for a scheduled interview
    • when a student cancels an interview after the “Cancel Interview” period end
    • when a student fails to either sign up for or decline an interview for which they have been preselected

    No changes may be made to an interview schedules after 8:00 a.m. two business days before the employer’s interviews. “No Show” offenses are cumulative throughout a student’s enrollment at Kennesaw and beyond. If you must cancel for emergency purposes, or are ill the day of your interview, send an email notification to careerctr@kennesaw.edu and/or call our receptionist at 470-578-6555 as soon as possible. Documentation of the emergency will be required to waive any penalty.

    OCI "No Show” Policy:

    1st Offense: Excluded from all On–Campus Interviewing activities, including any interviews already scheduled.
    Students must email Robin Knight at rknigh15@kennesaw.edu within 7 business days of the missed interview, indicating the reason for the missed interview appointment. Failure to comply will result in total and permanent exclusion from future On–Campus Interviewing activities. Please note that failing to sign up for an interview you have been chosen for is counted the same as a “No Show” because you are taking an opportunity from another potential candidate.

    2nd Offense: Banned from all On–Campus Interviewing activities.
    Please note that when you do not respond to an employer request after you have submitted your resume for a position, it may permanently affect future recruiting at Kennesaw State for all students. So please be considerate of your fellow students and honor commitments you make.

NO SOLICITATION POLICY - The Department of Career Planning & Development does not give permission to any organization, or individual, to distribute materials of any kind throughout campus. All promotional materials regarding an approved and scheduled recruiting event will be distributed directly through our staff to interested students. Promotional materials for a confirmed recruiting event must be submitted to our office at least 7 business days before the event.
Right of Refusal - Any company or organization seeking to recruit at KSU must register an OwlLink account through the The Department of Career Planning & Development (CPD). If a representative of an organization fails to comply with The Department of Career Planning & Development's policies, University Posting and Announcement Policy (see pg. 11), or NACE Principles for Employment Professionals; access to some or all CPD services may be declined or revoked. Final approval to use Kennesaw State University facilities and services for the purposes of recruitment rests with the Director of the CPD.
Only Equal Opportunity Employers may use KSU facilities to interview. Tests administered on campus must be validated by the Equal Opportunity Commission.
Kennesaw State University and The Department of Career Planning & Development supports equal opportunity for all students, and thus, does not pre-screen students for co-op/internship positions. Interested students will contact the employer as instructed on the position posting.
The Department of Career Planning & Development is obligated to follow both professional guidelines (National Association of Colleges and Employers) and federal EEO guidelines. More information is available at the following website:  http://www.naceweb.org/principles/

 

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