Why Have Recruiting Policies?
Companies devote a great deal
of monetary and human resources toward recruiting talent in their organizations.
In many instances, it's the Cooper Union alumnus and/or alumna themselves
who taking time out of their day to drive the recruiting effort, as
they understand the value of hiring a Cooper student. In an effort
to develop current and foster new relationships, we want to assure that
employers are happy with their recruiting experience at Cooper.
Please understand that when you misrepresent yourself or abuse the recruitment
policy, you are contributing to a poor image of yourself, and also risk
damaging the school's relationship with employers.
Before interviewing, thoroughly
research the organization and the position requirements. Be prepared
to answer the questions - "why are you interested in working for
us?" and "what is it about the position that prompted you to apply?"
No Show Policy
By failing to show up for a
scheduled interview, you are holding a slot that another student could
have taken, and wasting the interviewer's time. Students may
cancel an interview any time before midnight two business days before
the interview. For example, an interview scheduled for Thursday may
be cancelled online anytime before midnight on Tuesday. In addition,
students must commit themselves to all first round interviews, not to
be cancelled due to the conflict with a second round interview.
Students who either do not
show up for a scheduled interview, or cancel their interview within
the 48 hours of the interview date must adhere to the following ramifications:
Access to the Cooper Career Connection will be suspended automatically. The student must schedule a meeting with the Engineering Career Counselor, to discuss their situation (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.353.4112). Based on the individual students' situation, access to C3 will be reinstated.
The student will present a letter of apology to the Engineering Career Counselor for approval, to then be sent to the interviewer.
The student will be banned from all on-campus recruiting activities and other Career Center resources.
The student must write an apology letter to the interviewer and get an approval from the Engineering Career Counselor. Once the student sends the letter, the student will get access to all Career Center resources, with the exception of on-campus recruiting activities.
Arriving late for an interview
can push the entire interview schedule back and delivers a poor impression
of you as a candidate. If you are running late for an interview,
call Student Services reception at 212.353.4130. If you are late
for an interview, the company may decide to not proceed with the interview,
so you may be forfeiting your right to interview with the company.
If a student is late for three interviews, where the student has been
called in to interview after the start time, the student will be banned
from all future on-campus recruiting activities.
If you falsify documents or misrepresent yourself to any company, you
may be brought up on University judicial charges. Falsifying data
such as your GPA, dates of graduation, major/minor, work experience,
eligibility to work in the United States or other information is unethical
and in violation of The Cooper Union's Code of Conduct.
If you falsify documents or misrepresent yourself to any employer, whether
via our recruiting program or in your independent job search, the Career
Center reserves the right to rescind your privileges to use our services
and programs. You may also be subject to disciplinary action through
the Dean of Students. In addition, employers have the right to
terminate your employment or withdraw an offer for misrepresentation.
Reneging on Job Offers
Once you accept a job offer, whether via on-campus recruiting or in
your independent job search, you are expected to withdraw completely
from the on-campus interview process for the remainder of your experience
at Cooper. Reneging on an offer is unprofessional and it jeopardizes
Cooper Union's reputation in the employment community as well as your
own. Keep in mind that in some instances, employers are known
to rescind an offer when they find out that a student reneged another
employer's offer. At the Career Center, we look forward to partnering
with you in deciphering whether a job opportunity is appropriate for
you. If you are uncertain as to whether you should accept an offer,
please consult with a Career Center staff member.
Why the U.S. military is allowed to recruit at the Cooper Union.