Applicant Conduct Policy
To participate in services offered by the Career Services Center (CSC) including Handshake you must read and agree to the terms outlined below. Students should recognize that they can both positively and negatively influence current and future positions for themselves and fellow applicants as well as the reputation of the University of Delaware. If you have any questions, please contact the Career Services Center.
By logging into Handshake you give permission to the UD Career Services Center to share your resume and any other uploaded documents with employers.
The CSC uses third-party vendors to provide certain services that are available to students through Handshake (such as Handshake). By logging in to Handshake, you also give permission to the CSC to share information that you provide with CSC’s third-party vendors to the extent necessary for the delivery of these services.
Use of Services
Participation in UD's Handshake database and Campus Interview Program
In order to participate in UD's Handshake database and campus interview program, you must:
- Provide accurate and honest information about your education, experience and qualifications for full-time positions and/or internships for which you apply.
- Attend all scheduled interviews unless you have notified the CSC of the need to cancel the interview prior to the scheduled appointment (see section on Late Cancellations)
If you need to cancel your interview, you must notify CSC at least 48 hours in advance so that alternates may be contacted. Call (302) 831-2392 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you do not show up for a scheduled interview and did not contact CSC in advance, you are considered a "no-show" and access to your Handshake account will be suspended until you submit a letter of explanation addressed to the employer and emailed to the CSC.
- If your letter is deemed appropriate by UD's CSC, the letter will be forwarded to the employer and your Handshake account will be reactivated.
- If your letter is deemed inappropriate or insufficient, a CSC staff member will meet with you and your Handshake account will remain de-activated until a sufficient letter is approved.
- If you miss more than one scheduled interview, you will lose all access to Handshake as well as the Campus Interview Program until you have met with your career advisor and your career advisor authorizes reactivation of your account.
Accepting a Job
When you accept a job offer, it is important to inform the CSC of your decision because it affects your participation in the Campus Interview Program. Consequently, you should keep the following principles in mind:
- Accept an offer for full-time position or internship in good faith, with the full intention of honoring your Commitment.
- Any and all full-time and/or internship offers extended to candidates during a summer or adjacent fall semester will remain valid for a minimum of three (3) weeks (21 days) or through October 20; whichever date is later.
- Any and all offers made during a spring semester will remain valid for a minimum of two weeks (14 days).
- All associated offer features (bonuses, start date, relocation costs, etc.) will remain valid for the entirety of the aforementioned offer time frames.
- Offers extended within two weeks of the last day of a spring semester may be accompanied by a shorter timeframe than the aforementioned two weeks.
- Candidates may accept an offer prior to an offer deadline. Employers may extend offers with deadlines beyond the aforementioned time frames.
- When you accept a job offer, you must notify potential employers (if you still have outstanding offers or interviews) and contact the CSC within one business day of your acceptance.
- Withdraw from all interviews immediately upon accepting a position offer.
- Remove your resume from the Resume Books in Handshake.
- Refer to the NACE article: "Playing Fair...Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker".
- If an employer offers travel reimbursement, whether or not a job is accepted, claim only fair and reasonable reimbursement from employers for travel expenses actually incurred.
Handshake Account Suspension
- Your access to Handshake will be suspended if any of the above conditions are not met.
- If you have been suspended from Handshake, it is still your responsibility to honor all interviews that you have scheduled with other employers in the on-campus interviewing program.
The CSC reserves the right to review violations of this policy and to suspend access to all career services on a permanent basis. In order to regain access to Career Services, you may be required to:
- Send an email apology to CSC who will then forward the apology to the employer and the Dean of your College
- Schedule an appointment with your a CSC staff member who may impose other limitations or sanctions such as
- Attend an Ethics Education workshop or other workshop(s) as designated by the CSC and/or
- Be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for additional action
This policy is subject to change without prior notice. All applicants are still subject to the terms of this policy.
Updated 7/1/15 LSE
Confidentiality of Records Maintained by the Career Services Center
Career counseling is a shared venture with responsibility resting on both the career counselor and the client. In order to enable you and your career counselor to work most effectively together we ask that you carefully read the information below. If you have any questions, your counselor will be happy to discuss them with you.
Career counselors at the University of Delaware are available to assist you throughout the career development process. It is important to keep in mind that you may be asked to complete certain tasks intended to help you in your decision-making process, such as completing a personality and/or interest inventory.
You may be concerned about what happens to any records or notes kept by our office in providing you with career counseling services. Our practice is to preserve the confidentiality of all records to the maximum extent allowed by law and University policy.
Information provided by you, interview session notes, career planning assessment measures, and other information such as academic records and job-search related information will be kept confidential except under the following conditions:
- If you request in writing, the office will provide all or parts of your record to any individual, organization or agency you designate.
- Your records may be shared among professional colleagues within Career Services in order to aid us in providing career counseling services to you.
- Since the communications between you and career counselors are not privileged in the legal sense, your records will be released in order to comply with validly issued subpoenas, but only after you are given notice of receipt of such a subpoena.
- If we become aware of a life-threatening situation, we may need to notify family or other responsible personnel.
Updated on 7/1/15 LSE