Handshake No Show & Cancellation Policy

An on-campus interview “No Show” is defined as someone who: submits a resume expressing interest in an on-campus interview and is accepted by an employer for an interview; BUT
declines the interview invitation for any reason other than having already secured employment; OR
simply does not sign up for a scheduled interview time; OR
cancels the interview after signing up for a scheduled interview time in less than 48 hours prior to the interview; OR
does not report to the interview.
A student/alum may decline an interview invitation (if having already secured employment) or may cancel an interview without incurring a no-show penalty IF they email the employer a letter of apology and explanation at least 48 hours prior to the interview date. If declining an interview invitation due to having already secured employment, the student/alum must also complete the Career Center's Annual Graduation Survey online to report their hire. In both cases, the student/alum should copy the Career Center Recruiting Coordinator at erlake@mailbox.sc.edu when he or she sends the letter of apology and explanation to the employer.

A mock interview "No Show" is defined as someone who: signs up for a mock interview with a Career Center staff member or employer volunteer; BUT
cancels the mock interview after signing up for a scheduled interview time in less than 48 hours prior to the interview; OR
does not report to the mock interview.

A Pathways to Professions (externship) “No Show” is defined as someone who: signs up for an externship opportunity; BUT cancels the externship after signing up in less than 48 hours prior to the externship; OR
does not report to the externship.

An Etiquette Dinner “No Show” is defined as someone who: registers for an etiquette dinner; BUT cancels later than noon on the day of the event; OR does not report to the scheduled event.

First violation of the No Show & Cancellation Policy: Students/Alumni will be given 24 hours following the scheduled "event" (on-campus interview, mock-interview, externship) date to write a letter of apology and explanation to the employer/mock interviewer as appropriate. Students/Alumni must email this directly to the employer/mock interviewer using the subject line “letter of apology/explanation” and must copy erlake@mailbox.sc.edu in the Career Center. If preferred, students/alumni can submit two copies of this letter to the Recruiting Coordinator in the Career Center with a stamped envelope that is addressed to the employer/mentor/mock interviewer contact. If no letter has been written within 24 hours, the student/alumni Handshake account access will be blocked until the letter is provided. A visible no show label will also be applied to the student/alumni account (viewable to students and staff only - not employers) until the letter has been provided.

Second violation of the No Show & Cancellation Policy: The student/alumni Handshake account will be set to “archived” status for the remainder of the academic year.

* If a student/alumni Handshake account is set to archived status, the student will not be permitted to participate in any previously scheduled or upcoming on-campus interviews, mock interviews or externships until the account is returned to active status.

 Handshake Integrity Statement and Guidelines for Use