The Department of Construction Management follows the University Career Center and the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Conduct in Student Hiring. Please be aware of the following guidelines when recruiting our students:
We ask that employers convey decisions to candidates within a reasonable time frame and communicate that time frame to candidates. As a general rule, employers should give students a minimum of two weeks from the date the written offer is made to make their decision, ideally within the semester of graduation. Please give students a minimum of two weeks to respond to offers.
Exploding offers (offers that do not afford the candidate the appropriate time to either accept or decline) are unacceptable. Employers are to refrain from exerting any undue pressure on candidates to accept an offer.
If conditions change and require your company to rescind an offer made to a student, we ask that you contact the CM Placement Office prior to taking any action. If after discussions with the Placement Office, the offer is rescinded, we ask that you pursue a course of action for the affected candidate that is fair and equitable, including (but not limited to) financial assistance and outplacement services.
Employers should not try to persuade students to renege on employment offers from other companies under any circumstances. This would be in direct breach of the university recruiter code of conduct and ethics. Students who renege face serious consequences limiting or revoking their access to career services.
Companies who violate these guidelines may face penalties including being barred from further recruiting activities. The department asks for your support as we prepare our graduates for a professional career in the construction industry.
Staffing agencies and third-party recruiters are not permitted to recruit on-campus through the CM Department at this time. This includes the career fair, info sessions, on-campus interviews, and other on-campus recruiting events hosted by Construction Management. Staffing agencies and third-party recruiters are permitted to post position announcements to our online job board, provided they follow certain guidelines. See Third Party Recruiting Agencies for more information.
Students are held to similar recruiting conduct – reference our ‘Student Code of Conduct for Recruiting‘