Offer Policy

Notre Dame requires students to sign a Job/Internship Search Ethical Agreement prior to participating in Center for Career Development recruiting.  Students are held accountable for missing interviews, canceling appointments, and engaging in unethical behavior.  The Center for Career Development enforces a zero tolerance policy for students who renege after accepting an offer of employment or who conduct themselves unethically and/or unprofessionally during their search. 

In return for enforcing the student’s ethical agreement the Center for Career Development expects employers to:

  1. Provide students a minimum of three business days’ notice for an off-campus interview.  This allows students to make proper travel arrangements to avoid academic and other conflicts.

  2. Provide fair and reasonable time periods for students to evaluate employment offers, as outlined in the table below, prior to making a decision that will affect their future careers and personal lives.  Asking a student if he or she is ready to make a decision on the spot, or asking a student to respond to a hypothetical offer is considered an unacceptable practice.  Exploding offers (i.e. offers given without appropriate time to make a decision) put undue pressure on students and compromise the University’s efforts to enforce this policy.

  3. Uphold job offers. Rescinding an offer means the student must restart their job search, often after declining other offers.

These policies and offer dates apply to all employers recruiting Notre Dame students whether that process is through on-campus recruiting, job postings, or other means.

2018 – 2019 JOB/INTERNSHIP OFFER POLICY DATES - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

INTERNSHIP OFFERS:

Offer Origination:

For:

Offer Cannot Expire Before:

Spring/Early Summer 2018 Interviews

Summer 2019 Internship Offer

Formal offers made before July 16, 2018, cannot expire before July 31, 2018

Late Summer/Fall 2018 Interviews

Summer 2019 Internship Offer

Formal offers made from July 16, 2018, through October 1, 2018, cannot expire before October 15, 2018. Offers made after October 1, 2018, cannot expire sooner than two weeks from the date of the formal offer

Summer 2018 Internship

Summer 2019 Internship Offer

October 1, 2018, or two weeks from the date of the formal offer, whichever is later

FULL-TIME OFFERS:

Offer Origination:

For:

Offer Cannot Expire Before:

Summer 2018 Internship

Full-time Offer

October 1, 2018, or two weeks from the date of the formal offer, whichever is later

Summer/Fall 2018 Interviews

Full-time Offer

Formal offers made through October 1, 2018, cannot expire before October 15, 2018. Offers made after October 1, 2018, cannot expire sooner than two weeks from the date of the formal offer