Recruiting Policies

We do expect all employers - whether recruiting our students on campus or at their own locations - to adhere to Cornell Career Services' Employer Offer Guidelines and Recruiting Policies

We also expect our students to respond to your job offers according to the expectations we set forth in the On-Campus Recruiting and the Job Search Policies for Cornell Students, 2017-2018.

Offer Guidelines
Employers extending offers during the Fall and Spring semester must give students until a certain date (see Employer Offer Guidelines and Recruiting Policies. for current year dates), or a minimum of three weeks from the date of the offer—whichever is later—to respond to that offer, without pressure to respond earlier.

Use of alcohol by candidates at any time during the recruiting process is not acceptable. Employer recruiting events, whether on or off-campus, should not include alcohol. Additionally, representatives should not extend invitations to students to meet informally at bars in Collegetown or other locations.

Please refer to the NACE Principles for Professional Practice for more information.

Cornell University’s policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff or the operation of any of its programs and activities as specified by federal, state, and city laws and regulations.

We ask each employer recruiting with us to affirm that “it is an equal opportunity employer, and offers employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or citizenship unless legally required, and provides equal employment opportunity to individuals with veteran status.”

Note that employers violating these policies may receive deferred interview dates or be denied access to the recruiting program for the following season.