Interview Cancellation Policy and Interviewing Tips
Interview Cancellation Policy
If you cancel an interview (mock, full-time or internship) within seven days before the event, you will be required to write a letter of apology to the employer. This will be considered an official cancellation. Your typed apology letter must be turned in to the Pomerantz Career Center staff in an un-sealed, addressed and stamped envelope within two business days of the cancelled interview. Until your letter has been received, your Handshake account will be temporarily de-activated.
We understand there may be circumstances which may cause you to cancel an interview, such as accepting a job offer or a second interview, hospitalization, or a death in the family. Any of these situations may prevent you from keeping your appointment. If you cancel two interviews without a valid reason (such as those stated above), you WILL lose your Handshake account privileges for the remainder of the academic year.
Things to Consider Before Interviewing On-Campus
Employers are on a strict recruiting schedule and they want to hire UI students. Our goal is to have them see as many qualified candidates as they can while they are here.
- So please decide if you are truly interested in the organization before submitting your resume. Don't apply just to see if you are qualified enough to get an interview.
- If you are invited to interview and are no longer interested in doing so, please be sure to let the Career Center know so the next qualified candidate can be contacted.
- Cancelled or no-shows for interviews create negative impressions for our employers. Empty schedules give employers the impression that UI students are not interested in their opportunities. This can give a false sense of interest and employers may choose to not recruit here in the future. If you have any questions regarding on-campus interviews, please call the Pomerantz Career Center at 319-335-1023.