Carnegie Mellon adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct. In addition, all employers must review and adhere to the U.S. Department of Labor Guidelines for Unpaid Internships.

Working with us implies that you have read and agree to adhere to these principles.

Offer policy

Our offer policy was created in the spirit of being respectful of employers’ timelines and hiring needs while providing students with sufficient time to consider offers of employment. It is designed to minimize incidents of reneging (pursuing and accepting an employment offer after accepting another offer). It has been our experience that students who feel undue pressure to make an employment decision are often more prone to renege after accepting; adhering to the timeframes detailed in the offer policy is therefore in the best interests of both employers and students.

Fall interviews

For all offers received from a summer internship, students should be given at least until October 15th to respond. For all offers generated from Fall On-Campus Recruiting, students should be given until Nov. 15th or three (3) weeks (whichever is later) to respond.

Spring interviews

All offers resulting from spring recruiting should provide students a minimum of three (3) weeks to respond.

Employers found not honoring offer dates will receive the invitation to schedule OCR dates two (2) weeks after OCR scheduling begins for all employers, with no Day-After-Fair Interviewing in Fall at CPDC Career Fairs.