Student Code of Ethics
By registering online with the Engineering Career Center you give permission to the center to release your registration data and resume to employers for recruiting purposes. You also agree to act in a professional and ethical manner in all aspects of recruiting and career services, with the recognition that providing misinformation in the recruiting process or failure to follow through with accepted appointments, interviews or jobs can result in a loss of career center privileges at the Cullen College of Engineering.
Interview Cancellation/No-show Policy
Late Cancellations and No-Shows result in companies having open slots on their schedules that are difficult to fill. This situation is potentially harmful to the Engineering Career Center recruiting relationship with companies. To promote student behavior that is consistent with our objective of having a robust Recruiting Program, the following policies are in effect:
- No-Show: Interview no-shows are not tolerated. A No-show is when students cancels an interview at the last minute or fails to show for their scheduled interview time.
- Late Cancellation: An interview cancelled less than two (2) business days prior the scheduled interview date is considered a Late Cancellation. For example, if you have an interview scheduled for Monday, you have until 5:00pm the preceding Wednesday to cancel without being considered a Late Cancellation. Remember weekends and holidays CANNOT be counted in the 2 day time period.
- Cancellations: Students unable to keep an appointment for an on-campus and site interview may cancel the interview two (2) days prior to their scheduled interview through eConnection without penalty.
- Penalty: Late Cancellation or No-Show will automatically result in suspension from eConnection for one semester.
- Appeal Process: For a Late Cancellation and/or No-Show, you must schedule an appointment with the Director of the Engineering Career Center in room 302 Engineering Building 1. At your scheduled appointment bring a letter of apology and a self-addressed stamped envelope to send to the employer.
Our policy is not meant to harm the student but to help the Engineering Career Center office maintain positive relationships with companies that participate in our Recruiting Program involving internships, co-ops and full-time employment opportunities. When a student fails to maintain their responsibility in the recruiting process, strong relationships are damaged and result in lost resources and access to future opportunities for students in the Cullen College of Engineering.
For Late Cancellation and/or No-Shows, you must schedule an appointment with the Director of the Engineering Career Center in room 302 Engineering Building 1. In addition, you are required to send a letter of apology. If a student fails to complete this step access to eConnection will extend past the initial one semester period.
If you cancel an interview late or fail to keep a scheduled interview appointment with an employer, you must do the following:
- Make an individual appointment to discuss the late cancellation or no show with the Director of the Engineering Career Center
- Write an apology letter to the employer
- Bring two copies of this letter to your appointment, along with a preaddressed, unsealed stamped envelope.
- If this is not done in a timely manner, your eConnection privileges will be terminated until the start of the next academic semester.
If you cancel an interview late or fail to keep a scheduled interview appointment with an employer, your eConnection privileges will be immediately revoked for the remainder of the academic year.
Letter of Apology
A letter of apology is important. It helps to repair a tarnished image due to an interview cancellation or no-show with companies that recruit through our college. The letter should include:
- Explanation for an interview late cancellation or no-show
- Genuine regret and acknowledge the inconvenience to the recruiter given his/her time and preparation
- A request consideration for an alternative time to meet or express your continued interest in the company