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No-Show and Cancellation Policy

General Policy:

Career Services requires all students and graduates participating in the On-Campus Interview Program to show up for their scheduled interview(s). When you fail to cancel your interview in a timely manner or don't show for the interview, it reflects poorly on you, on Career Services and the University. Not only is this unprofessional behavior and an inconvenience to the employer, but another student or graduate has been deprived of a valuable interview opportunity. Such unprofessional behavior may also have serious implications beyond your interview, as employers may choose to remove the University of South Florida from their recruitment schedule if the students and graduates that commit to an interview routinely fail to keep their interview appointment. For this reason, Career Services has a stringent No-Show/Late Cancellation policy. Please read the policy thoroughly in order to avoid losing your interview privileges.


No-Show and Late Cancellation Policy:

• Cancellations: Students or graduates may cancel their interview two (2) business days prior to the scheduled interview date through Employ-A-Bull or by e-mailing the on-campus interview coordinator, Erica Coste, at ecoste@usf.edu without penalty. This means if you have an interview scheduled for Monday, you have until 5:00PM the preceding Wednesday to cancel your interview without it being considered a Late Cancellation.

• No-Show: A No-Show is when a student or graduate fails to show for their scheduled interview time.

• Late Cancellation: An interview cancelled less than two (2) business days* prior to the scheduled interview date is considered a Late Cancellation. For example, if you have an interview scheduled for Monday, you have until 5:00pm the preceding Wednesday to cancel without being considered a Late Cancellation. Weekends and holidays cannot be counted in the two day (2) time period.

• Each scheduled interview is considered a separate offense. This means if you have two interviews on the same day and you are a no-show or do not cancel less than two (2) business days, then each of the interviews will be counted as a separate offense.

• Consequence: A Late Cancellation or No-Show will automatically result in following actions being taken:

First Offense

• Late Cancellation or No-Show: If you do not show or do not cancel your interview two (2) business days prior to your scheduled interview your on-campus interview privileges through your Employ-A-Bull account will be suspended. You will not have access to view interview schedules, submit your resume, schedule any on-campus interviews or have employers select you for interviews. However, you will be permitted to keep all previously arranged interviews up until the time of your suspension.

• Reinstatement of On Campus Interview Privileges: To have your on-campus interview privileges
reinstated, you must take the following action. Within one week from the date you receive an e-mail notification from Career Services indicating you have been identified as a no-show or late cancellation for your interview(s), you will need to bring a printed copy of an apology letter for review and approval by the On-Campus Interview Coordinator. Career Services will send your apology letter to the employer. In the event your apology letter requires revisions, these must be made before the letter will be sent. Once these actions have been completed your privileges will be reinstated. Click here to see the general outline you should use for your apology letter.

Second Offense

• Late Cancellation or No-Show: If you have a second no- show or cancel your interview less than two (2) business days prior to your scheduled interview your Employ-A-Bull account will be suspended. You will not have access to view interview schedules, submit your resume, schedule any on-campus interviews or have employers select you for interviews. Any previously arranged interviews will be cancelled for the remainder of the semester.

• Reinstatement of On Campus Interview Privileges: To reinstate your on-campus interview privileges for the following semester, within one week from the date you receive an e-mail notification from Career Services, indicating you have been identified as a no-show or late cancellation for your interview(s), you will need to bring a printed copy of an apology letter for review and approval by the On-Campus Interview Coordinator. Career Services will send your apology letter to the employer. In the event, your apology letter requires revisions; these must be made before the letter will be sent. Once these actions have been complete your privileges will be reinstated for the On Campus Interview Program for the following semester. Click here to see the general outline you should use for your apology letter. 

Appeal: Any student who feels he/she has been incorrectly identified as a no-show or late cancellation or feels there were extenuating circumstances that resulted in the no-show or late cancellation may request an individual review of the circumstances by the On-Campus Interview Coordinator, which may be also referred to the Director of Career Services. Students will have one week from the date of the suspension to file an appeal.

Patterns of No-Show/Late Cancellation: If there is a pattern of No-Show or Late Cancellations that occur over multiple semesters, Career Services reserves the right to revoke participation in on campus interviews permanently.

Please Note: Students and alumni are expected to interview only with employers with whom they are genuinely interested, and once they have accepted an offer for professional employment, to notify Career Services and withdraw from further on-campus interview activities.

*A business day is defined as Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM (this does not include holidays where the University is closed)