National Assocation of Colleges and Employers Principles of College Recruiting for
The University of Memphis and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
expect students to adhere to the following principles of college recruiting:
1. In seeking interviews, recognize your responsibility to analyze your values, interests
and abilities, and consider carefully your employment objectives and appropriate ways
of meeting them. Read available literature, consult other sources for information
about the employer, and organize your thoughts in order that you may intelligently
ask and answer questions.
2. You should contact Career Services well in advance regarding desired interviews
or cancellations. Keep in mind, organizations that recruit prospective employees at
The University of Memphis invest time, money, and energy in coming to our campus.
Signing up for an interview repre-sents a commitment on the part of the student. Interviews
on campus should be taken as seriously as those at the employer’s location. Missing
an interview, arriving late, and canceling on short notice are all regarded as a "no-show"
An individual who no-shows must write an approved letter of explanation to the recruiter
within five business days. If you miss an interview or cancel within 48 hours of the
interview, bring your typed version of the letter within five business days, along
with an addressed and stamped envelope, to Career Services, 400 Wilder Tower. The
Director will personally review the letter to determine if it is satisfactory.
Failure to follow these guidelines can result in the immediate revocation of interviewing
privileges through the Career Services Office. Missing an interview appointment may
mean that you lose out on an excellent career opportunity, and it also keeps another
student from meeting with that employer.
3. You should use care in filling out forms that may be requested in preparation for
the interview, specifically job applications. They should be typewritten and not handwritten
if at all possible.
4. In your interviews, recognize that you are representing the University of Memphis,
as well as yourself, and be punctual and thoroughly business-like in your conduct.
5. You should promptly acknowledge an invitation to visit an employer’s premises.
You should accept an invitation only when you are sincerely interested in exploring
6. When you are invited to visit an employer’s location at the employer’s expense,
keep an accurate record of actual expenses incurred. The actual expenses pertaining
to the trip should be the only expenses reported on the expense report. If two or
more employers are visited on the same trip, expenses are pro-rated among them.
7. As soon as you determine that you will accept an offer, immediately notify the
employer. Do not continue to present yourself for interviews after accepting an employment
8. Your acceptance of an employment offer should be made in good faith and with the
sincere intention of honoring the employment commitment.
9. Notify Career Services when you accept employment and or admission to a graduate
or professional school.
(Reprinted with permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers,
copyright holder. For more information on the job search go to JobWeb at www.jobweb.com.)