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.
A student will be considered a late arrival if they show up for their appointment with a Career and Internship 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 the 15–minute grace period), the CIA/staff member will determine if there is sufficient time remaining to effectively cover what is needed and complete the appointment by the end of the original appointment time. The CIA will then either meet with the student or reschedule. This will NOT be counted under the no-show/late policy.
If the student does not arrive or call to notify us that they will be late within 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment time, they will be asked to reschedule their appointment and the original appointment will be counted as having violated the no-show/late no show policy.
The Late Arrival policy for regular appointments will not be strictly enforced during the first two 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. The student 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.
The following policy applies to all students and alumni who schedule an appointment with a Career Planning and Development (CPD) staff member.
The No-Show/Late Policy applies:
- when a student/alumnus does not appear for an appointment that has not been cancelled at least 1 hour in advance of the appointment time. Appointments should be cancelled with as much advance notice as possible by contacting Career Planning and Development at 470-578-6555.
- when a student/alumnus arrives more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of a Career and Internship Advisor/staff member appointment.
If the student calls in within the 15-minute grace period, the CIA/staff member will determine if there is sufficient time remaining to complete the appointment and will either meet with the student or reschedule. This will not be counted under the no-show/late policy.
Students who are going to be late should contact Career Planning and Development at 470-578-6555 immediately upon realizing they will be late.
No-Show / Late Policy:
Upon the first no-show/late arrival, the Department of Career Planning and Development will email the student a warning regarding the suspension of services following a second occurrence. With a second occurrence, the student will be notified by email that the ability to schedule appointments with CPD staff members has been suspended for the remainder of the term.
Eligibility for services will be reinstated the first day of classes of the following semester.
No-Show/Late offenses are cumulative throughout one semester only.
Job Shadow Program No-Show Policy
The following policy applies to all students and alumni who have applied, been approved, and have been matched with at least one company in a given semester of the Owl Job Shadow Program.
The No-Show Policy applies:
When a student/alumnus does not appear for their job shadow appointment that has not been cancelled at least 2 weeks before their job shadow appointment. Only in the case of an emergency should a job shadow appointment be cancelled. In such a case, the appointment should be cancelled with as much advance notice as possible by contacting Career Planning and Development at 470-578-2724.
Students who are going to be late should contact Career Planning and Development at 470-578-2724 immediately upon realizing they will be late, as well as their job shadow site contact.
Upon the first no-show/late arrival, the Department of Career Planning and Development will email the student that the ability to schedule appointments with CPD staff members and the ability to participate in another Owl Job Shadow Day has been suspended until the following actions have been taken.
The student must submit an apology letter addressed to the employer, to the Department of Career Planning and Development. Once the letter has been approved, the student must send it directly to the employer. Once these actions have been taken, the student’s services will be reinstated.
No-Show/Late offenses are cumulative throughout one semester only.
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 the Department's one on one advising will be revoked for the remainder of that semester. Please note that calling to reschedule/cancel after your scheduled appointment time will be considered a no show of the original appointment.
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
Students who do not show for scheduled on-campus interviews, and fail to contact the Department of Career Planning and Development or the employer directly ahead of time, are in violation of the late cancellation/no show policy and will have their Handshake access revoked.
To have your Handshake access restored, you must follow this appeal process:
- Write a short apology paragraph to the employer representative (interviewer) explaining why it was necessary to cancel or why you did not show for your interview, and send it to email@example.com for review and approval. You must send your email apology to us for approval before it is sent to the employer/recruiter.
- Career Planning and Development will forward your approved apology email directly to the employer and will reinstate your Handshake access.
- Failure to follow these instructions will result in your Handshake account remaining
blocked. Repeat offenses will carry additional consequences:
- First Offense: excluded from all on-campus interviewing activities (including other interviews already scheduled) until you have followed the above instructions.
- Second Offense: exclusion from all on-campus interviewing activities for the entire semester, with no appeal process.
- Violations in consecutive semesters will result in a permanent block from participating in any on-campus interviewing activities.
Please Note: 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. Please be considerate of your fellow students and honor the commitments you make.
Employer/Recruiter Policies & Procedures
All employers recruiting at Kennesaw State University must accept and abide by the following policies and procedures.
Alumni Career AdvisingAlumni have lifetime access to all events and workshops hosted by the department, including access to the Handshake platform. Access to one-on-one career advising appointments will end two years after the alumni's graduation date. All late and no-show policies apply to alumni as well.