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Job Offer Policy for Employers: 2017 - 2018

The Accountancy Department at Northern Illinois University requires students to sign a contract of “Job Search Ethics” prior to participating in any on-campus recruiting activities.  Students are penalized for missing interviews, canceling appointments, etc.  The Accountancy Department enforces a zero tolerance policy for students who renege on offers of employment or who conduct themselves unethically during their search. 

In return, the Accountancy Department asks employers to:

  • Provide students a minimum of three business days’ notice for an off-campus interview. This will allow students to make proper travel arrangements to minimize academic and other conflicts.
  • Provide fair and reasonable time periods for students to evaluate employment offers prior to making a decision that will affect their future careers and personal lives. If a student requests a one or two-week extension of the offer deadline, every effort should be made to extend the response deadline.
  • Job offers should not be rescinded once made. Rescinding an offer means the student must restart their job search, often after declining other offers.

Fall Job Offer Policy:  Internships & Full-Time Positions

  • Students receiving offers on or before October 20, 2017 will be given until November 3, 2017 to decide.
  • Students receiving offers after October 20, 2017 will be given two weeks from the date of the offer to decide.
  • Students requesting extensions of internship offers due to scheduled, remaining second interviews should be granted such extensions in all but extenuating circumstances.

Spring Job Offer Policy:  Internships & Full-Time Positions

                Spring Semester BeginsJanuary 16, 2018

                ACCY Career Fair: February 1, 2018

                NIU Spring Break:  March 11 – 17, 2018

  • Students receiving offers on or before March 2, 2018 will be given until March 16, 2018 to decide.
  • Students receiving offers after March 2, 2018 will be given two weeks from the date of the offer to decide.

Students requesting extensions of internship offers due to scheduled, remaining second interviews should be granted such extensions in all but extenuating circumstances.