Guidelines for Student Recruiting at ASU
Thank you for recruiting at the W. P. Carey School of Business, and thank you in particular for your interest in School of Accountancy students.
We are committed to guiding our students toward rewarding careers, as well as helping employers develop effective college relations programs that lead to hiring successful employees for their organizations.
We and many public accounting firms, as members, endorse the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) principles for professional conduct .These principles provide a framework for professional relationships between universities, employing organizations, and students, and follow three basic precepts for career planning, placement, and recruitment.
The staff of the School of Accountancy strives to make the recruiting process as successful as possible for both our students and recruiting partners. Therefore, we believe employer recruiting practices should align with the following guidelines:
Students have consented to make their résumés available to companies and organizations through the resume submission process. Résumés are to be used solely for recruitment.
Although it is sometimes unavoidable, students are encouraged not to miss class or academic commitments to participate in full-time or internship interviews, recruiting events, or travel related to those activities. Employers cannot require students, as a condition of their employment candidacy, to interview at a time that conflicts with their individual academic schedules.
We ask that recruiters make every attempt to provide students with sufficient notice of the timing of second-round interviews. We appreciate efforts to avoid scheduling conflicts with students’ academic responsibilities and recommend that employers offer at least one alternate date for second round or on-site interviews.
Offer Consideration and Acceptance
Because of the importance that employers, students and our staff place on accepting an offer, we strongly recommend that companies provide sufficient time for a student to consider an offer. To keep the lines of communication with students open, the possibility of negotiating decision deadlines should be clearly stated to students at the time an offer is made.
- Fall Semester: Offers for full-time or internship positions made to students who have not previously interned with the firm may be extended at any time during the fall on-campus recruiting period. Offers extended during the fall semester should not expire before December 1st.
- Offers for full-time or internship positions made to a former intern with the firm may be extended anytime after the internship begins. To give students an opportunity to explore alternative employment opportunities, such offers should not expire before December 1st.
- Spring Semester: Offers for full-time or internship positions made to students who have not previously interned with the firm may be extended anytime during the spring on-campus recruiting period. Offers extended during the spring semester should not expire before May 1st.
We understand that an organization’s plans depend on student acceptance of offers, therefore, we counsel students to respond to offers promptly and, if possible, prior to these dates.
Negative Offer Terms and Actions
Negative offer terms – such as exploding offers that require students to respond to verbal (not written) offers, or that result in changes to offer terms, delays in employment start dates, changes in position roles and responsibilities, or the rescission of an offer – can do great harm to a firm’s credibility at the W. P. Carey School and impact future recruiting. Recruiters who find themselves faced with such a situation or have questions regarding these circumstances, are requested to immediately contact Angela Haskovec, Program Manager at 480-965-7347.
Honoring Offers and Acceptances
We expect all offers and acceptances to be made in good faith. Students are obliged to honor accepted offers. Reneging on an acceptance is a breach of the School of Accountancy recruiting policies. If a student reneges on an offer, the recruiter should notify Kathleen Palmanteer, Assistant Director at 480-965-4373 as soon as possible. We will review the situation and follow up on the organization’s behalf.