Job Search Policies

Job Search Code of Ethics

Your behavior throughout your job search reflects upon you as a candidate as well as the University of Michigan, so it is important to conduct the search professionally and with integrity. The Job Search Code of Ethics states the policy for use of Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, our online recruiting system powered by NACElink/Symplicity, and participation in on-campus interviews. By using Engineering Careers, by Symplicity, you are indicating your acceptance of the terms of the Job Search Code of Ethics.

Cancelling Interviews
Interview appointments must be kept to maintain integrity and professional conduct. In the event a student is unable to attend a scheduled interview, they should notify the employer as soon as possible. For policies specific to participating in on-campus interviews, please see Job Search Code of Ethics.

Offers and Acceptance of Employment

Once an offer has been accepted, discontinue interviewing and cancel any remaining campus interviews in accordance with the cancellation policy stated above. Students should also make every effort to avoid reneging on job offers. Gather information, ask plenty of questions, anticipate other offers, determine your career goals and needs, meet with an ECRC advisor, requests an extension on the deadline, all in an attempt to make an informed decision regarding an offer of employment. Once that commitment is made, reneging on an offer has a very negative impact. It not only tarnishes your reputation but also damages the reputation of Michigan Engineers. Building a campus presence, identifying suitable candidates and participating in campus recruiting are time-consuming and expensive undertakings for employing organizations. Take seriously your offers and plan to honor your commitments.

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