Career Center No-Show Policy

All George Washington University career centers follow a strict no-show policy for career activities and employer-related events, both on- and off-campus. These activities and events include On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) and Employer/Executive/Peer-in-Residence engagements.

On-campus interviews represent the pinnacle of support offered by employers and alumni to GW students, and student participation in employer/executive/peer-in-residence engagements is key to employers continuing to support and recruit GW students in their career pursuits. It is imperative that students fulfill their obligations and honor all scheduled employer and alumni events. Before registering, you should make informed choices and only register for interviews with employers that you are truly interested in and that do not conflict with class, work, student organizations or other commitments. Late cancellations and no-shows reflect poorly on you as well as the university and may jeopardize the school’s relationship with employers and/or alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arrive on time, prepared and professional.

Cancellations of on-campus interviews must be made before the interview schedule closes, typically two to three days before the interview. Close dates for interviews vary by employer and schedule, so please pay close attention before confirming. If you cancel after the schedule closes and/or do not attend the interview, you will be considered a no-show. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in your Handshake account being blocked for the remainder of the semester.

Cancellations of employer/executive/peer-in-residence (EIR/PIR) engagements must be made before the schedule closes, typically seven days prior to the engagement. Close dates for these engagements vary by employer and schedule, so please pay close attention before confirming. If you cancel after the schedule closes and/or do not attend the engagement, you will be considered a no-show. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in your Handshake account being blocked for the remainder of the semester.  

By disabling Handshake, you will be unable to make appointments with career services, apply for jobs and internships, schedule On-Campus Interviews or participate in select career services-related events and engagements during the corresponding semester. You will be reinstated no later than the first day of the next semester.

In the event of an extreme personal emergency on interview day, students are expected to email one of the following career centers through which their interview is scheduled as soon as possible:

Duques Hall: [email protected]

Elliott School: [email protected]

Marvin Center Colonial Crossroads: [email protected]

Science & Engineering Hall: [email protected]