In September 2018, Johnson MBA students in the three full-time MBA programs (Two-Year, Ithaca One-Year, and Johnson Cornell Tech One-Year) passed a student referendum on grade non-disclosure. The policy was motivated by Johnson students’ desire to bring disclosure policies into alignment with Johnson’s collaborative culture and to encourage academic risk-taking. The school faculty support the outcome of the referendum.
Under the terms of the referendum, students will not be permitted to disclose their grades to recruiters until after a full-time, post-graduation job has been extended. The policy covers grade point averages (GPAs), grades in courses, and grades on assignments or exams. Exceptions include dual degree students who are pursuing non-MBA roles (e.g. JD/MBA candidates who needs to disclose their GPAs to law firm recruiters), Johnson Cornell Tech students applying to positions not restricted to MBAs at the Cornell Tech campus, and students applying for fellowships, public sector, international, and/or nonprofit positions.
Johnson asks that all recruiters respect the policy and refrain from asking Johnson students about their grades.
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 two weeks (or until February 14, 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 8, 2020, whichever is later, to make a decision about accepting an offer.
- Please note: The terms of the offer cannot change once the offer has been extended.
Johnson’s Policy on Reneging Job Offers and Student No Shows
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 director of the Career Management Center to explain the action. The student must also email the company, copying the CMC 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. Lastly, it will result in a $2500 penalty that will go toward the Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF)which helps fund students who take low-paying internships with organizations that have a social or environmental impact such as a nonprofit.
Likewise, any company that rescinds an offer is barred from on-campus recruiting for one full recruiting year.
|Renege on offer – 1styear
- Write a sincere letter of apology to the company, and copy the CMC director and advisor
- Meet with the CMC director
- Can result in loss of on-campus recruiting privileges and access to JTS job postings during 2ndyear
- Will lead to a $2,500 charge to bursar account, with money to go toward the Social Impact Internship Fund (SIIF) which helps fund students who take low-paying internships with organizations that have a social or environmental impact such as a nonprofit.
- Will lose the ability to hold leadership roles i.e. JLF, club leadership, fellowships and club awards.
|Renege on offer – 2ndyear
- Write a sincere letter of apology to the company, and copy the Associate Dean for MBA Programs, CMC Director and advisor
- Meet with the Associate Dean for MBA Programs and CMC director
- Loss of alumni career resources for a year following the acceptance of new role
- Will lead to a $2,500 charge to bursar account, with money to go toward the Social Impact Internship (SIIF) which helps fund students who take low-paying internships with organizations that have a social or environmental impact such as a nonprofit.
|No-show for office hours, interviews, mock interviews
- Write a sincere letter of apology to the company, and copy the CMC director and your advisor
- Meet with the CMC director or advisor
- The CMC will submit your name to the relevant professional club officers
- Subsequent offenses will result in loss of on-campus recruiting privileges and access to JTS job postings
|No-show for Corporate Briefings
- Meet with advisor
- Meet with the CMC director
- The CMC will submit names to the relevant professional club officers
- Can result in loss of on-campus recruiting privileges and access to JTS job postings
We expect you to honor your commitment to prepare, attend, and actively participate in recruiting activities.
If you do have to cancel briefings, you must log on to JTS by 4PM day of the event (unless otherwise noted on JTS) and remove yourself. If you have to cancel office hours, you must remove yourself via JTS by 4PM the day before the event. For interviews, a minimum notice of three business days is required. More advanced notice is appreciated so that we can potentially reassign the slots to wait-listed students and update companies. Note that you may be required to remain on the interview schedule if you decline the interview within the three-day window.
Please contact the CMC with any questions.