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 to be a
serious violation of policy. In addition to damaging the student’s reputation,
a renege on an accepted offer damages the school’s reputation and potentially
the school’s relationship with the affected employer.
The penalties for a renege are substantial. A student who
reneges on an accepted offer is required to meet with the executive director of
the Career Management Center to explain the action. The student must also email
the company, copying the executive director, to apologize and explain the
reasons for his or her actions. Reneging on an offer can result in a loss of
CMC privileges, such as access to on-campus recruiting and Johnson Talent
System job postings for the remainder of the student's time at Johnson.
Likewise, any company that rescinds an offer is barred from
on-campus recruiting for one full recruiting year.