Renege and Offer Policies

Offer Policy for All Employers

Employers should allow students enough time to make thoughtful decisions. We ask that you do not urge students to make early decisions.


Students should be given a minimum of six weeks (or until December 2, whichever is later) to respond to an offer of full-time employment. This guideline applies whether the students receive their offers through on-campus recruiting, MBA conferences, personal outreach, or from summer internships.


On-campus internship interviewing takes place in January and February. For on-campus recruiting, companies should give students three weeks (or until February 10, whichever is later) to respond to an internship offer.

Some companies make internship offers through various MBA conferences and summer camps. For internship offers that are given during the summer or fall, students should have until December 2 to respond to the offer.

These guidelines are in effect unless both parties agree to an alternative date.

The CMC does not condone the use of exploding offers.

Internship Offer Policy for Investment Banks

  • Offers for summer internships may be made at any time. Students must be given 10 business days or until January 24, 2017, whichever is later, to make a decision about accepting an offer.

Johnson Policy on Reneging Job Offers

Johnson views any student reneging on an offer as an extremely serious violation of policy. A student that reneges on an offer is required to meet with the Director of the Career Management Center to be referred to the Johnson Hearing Board for recommendation of penalties for the student. Reneging on an offer can result in loss of all CMC services for the remainder of the student's time at Johnson, and exclusion from all alumni services for one full year after graduation. Likewise, any company that rescinds an offer is barred from on-campus recruiting for one full recruiting year.