Student Recruiting Policies and Expectations
In order to maximize opportunities for students and alumni and preserve the integrity of the recruiting program, the Center for Career Education has developed the set of policies and expectations below. Failure to comply may result in the loss of recruiting privileges.
- LionSHARE is available to students and alumni of the seven schools served by the CCE. You must use your own account and not allow anyone else to use your account.
- Students must accurately represent their academic and personal history on their LionSHARE profile and any documentation submitted as part of their application. This includes, but is not limited to, academic achievement, institutions and fields of study and work authorization.
- Before submitting your resume to an organization, you should thoroughly research the organization and the position requirements to see if the opportunity is something in which you are sincerely interested. You are not permitted to indiscriminately send out mass resumes, as it will damage your professional reputation and weaken the overall perception of Columbia students.
- Similarly, employers expect you to come prepared for interviews. This includes an understanding of the industry, their organization, and the position for which you are applying. You are expected to research and prepare for interviews in advance and are encouraged to utilize the Center for Career Education’s interview preparation resources if you are not confident in your ability to perform well in an interview.
- When you cancel interviews with insufficient time for the slot to be filled by another candidate, you are damaging your own reputation, adversely affecting other Columbia students, and wasting the time of employers. Students participating in the CCE’s on-campus recruiting program are required to give two full business days’ notice to cancel an interview. Otherwise, you will be subject to immediate consequences, which may include suspension of recruiting privileges.
- Arriving late or failure to appear for a scheduled interview is a serious breach of professional ethics. If you arrive late or do not show up for an on-campus interview, you will be subject to immediate consequences, which may include suspension of recruiting privileges.
- Students participating in the on-campus recruiting program may not schedule a second round interview with an employer that is in conflict with a previously scheduled first round interview and/or academic commitment. If you feel that an employer is pressuring you to take a second round interview at a specific date/time that causes you difficulty, please contact the CCE.
Accepting an Offer
- Students are expected to carefully consider their offer(s). In order to provide students with enough time to complete their employment search and make an informed decision, employers participating in our On-Campus Recruiting program have agreed to comply with the following deadlines.
- Any student who withdraws acceptance of (i.e. reneges) an offer obtained through LionSHARE and/or the On-Campus Recruiting program will be subject to immediate consequences, which may include suspension of recruiting privileges.
- Once you have accepted an offer you must remove yourself from any other interview processes you have started. Contact CCE immediately at 212-854-9167 or email@example.com if you need assistance cancelling interviews scheduled through On-Campus Recruiting.
Discrimination and Harassment Policy
Columbia University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Consistent with this commitment and with applicable federal, state and local laws, it is the policy of the University as both an educational institution and an employer to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment and to provide faculty, students, and staff who believe that they may be the victims of either with mechanisms for seeking redress. We recommend that all students, alumni, vendors, and employers engaged in activities with the Center for Career Education review Columbia's Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure.
If a student or staff member engaged in an activity sponsored by the Center for Career Education (including but not limited to job listings, workshops, panels, counseling sessions, employer presentations, career fairs, interviews, mentoring, internships, off campus recruiting, and employment) believes that the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure may have been violated, he or she is urged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, a member of the Columbia University Panel on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, or the Director of Employer and Alumni Relations for the Center for Career Education. If the conduct complained of involves a person or persons within the Columbia community, the actions provided for under the Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedure may apply. If the conduct complained of involves, in addition to a member of the Columbia community, a party or parties outside the Columbia community, the Center for Career Education may conduct an inquiry. In the event the Center for Career Education determines that the complained-of conduct occurred or the outside party chooses not to participate in the inquiry, the Center for Career Education may act to sever the relationship between the Center Career Education and/or Columbia University and the outside party or organization.