A company's decision to hire an employee is an important one, requiring a thorough assessment of a candidate's skills and fit with an organization. From a candidate's perspective, the decision to accept an offer requires a great deal of thought as he/she assesses fit with the organization, balances personal goals, and evaluates other employment opportunities. To balance the needs of both students and employers, Chicago Booth has established the following policies.
Full-time interviews and offers
- Chicago Booth has no restrictions on when firms can host full-time interviews. Our students are ready and we encourage networking and interviews prior to the start of the second year.
- You may extend full-time offers to Chicago Booth students at any time. Offers extended in the summer or fall must remain open until December 1.
- For full-time offers extended after November 1, we ask that students be given at least 30 days to make a decision.
Internship interviews and offers
- We ask that no internship interviewing take place on- or off-campus before the campus recruiting period begins. For the 2017–18 academic year, first-year interviews start on January 9, 2018. If a company has a truly compelling reason to interview early (such as Chinese New Year), we may permit interviews before January 9, 2018. No interviews shall take place during final exams (December 4-9, 2017). Any exceptions to this policy require consultation with our Employer Relations team. Please contact your relationship manager or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss early interviews.
- You may extend internship offers to Chicago Booth students anytime on or after January 9, 2018. No internship offers may be extended prior to this date.
- At a minimum, offers must remain open until February 1, 2018. For internship offers extended on or after January 9, 2018 and during the campus recruiting time frame, we ask that students be given at least three weeks to make a decision.
- For summer interns, as the summer approaches, response times can be legitimately shortened, but we ask employers to continue to give students adequate time to truly consider a decision. Issuing offers that explode without a reasonable consideration period violates the spirit and intent of this policy.
For both the full-time and internship process, we ask that employers making offers to Chicago Booth students give students a reasonable amount of time to make a decision. If the amount of time is not considered sufficient for a student to make a decision, the student should communicate to the firm how much time is required and why the time is needed. We ask you to consider such requests seriously, so that students are able to make sound decisions. When asked by either the student or the firm, we will attempt to facilitate this negotiation and find a mutually agreed upon time frame.