GW University No-Show Policy

for Employer Related Events

GW University-Wide Career Services - No-Show Policy 

The George Washington University career centers follow a strict no-show policy for career activities both on and off-campus.

It is imperative that you fulfill your obligations and honor all scheduled employer/alumni events.  Before registering, you should make informed choices and only register for events/activities that you are truly interested in and do not conflict with class, work, student organization 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/alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arrive on-time, prepared, professional and to stay through the conclusion of the event/activity.

On-Campus Interviews (OCI)

OCI represents the pinnacle of employer/alumni support of GW students.  It is imperative that you fulfill your obligations and honor all scheduled interviews.  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 that employer/alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arrive on-time, prepared and professional.

Cancellations must be made before the interview schedule closes, typically 2 – 3 days before the interview.  Interview close dates vary by employer and schedule so please pay close attention before confirming. If you cancel after the schedule closes, and do not attend the interview, you will be considered a No-Show.  Late cancellations or a No-Show 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 in 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--as soon as possible--to contact the Career Center in which your interview is scheduled :

Duques Hall: [email protected]

Elliott School: [email protected]

Marvin Center Colonial Crossroads: [email protected]

Science & Engineering Hall:  [email protected]

Employer-in Residence/Executive-in-Residence/Peer-in-Residence

When employers/alumni come to campus to meet students, it is imperative that students fulfill their obligations and honor all scheduled interviews.  Before registering, you should make informed choices and only register to meet with employers that you are truly interested in and select meeting times that do not conflict with class, work, student organization or other commitments.  Late cancellations and No-Shows reflect poorly on you, as well the university, and may jeopardize the school’s relationship with that employer/alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arrive on time, prepared and professional. Your participation in employer engagements is key to employers continuing to support and recruit GW students in their career pursuits.  Non-attendance adversely affects the perception of your character, your fellow students, and the university.

Cancellations must be made before the schedule closes, typically seven days prior to the EIR.  EIR close dates vary by employer and schedule so please pay close attention before confirming.  If you cancel after the schedule closes, and/or do not attend, you will be considered a No-Show.  Late cancellations or No-Show 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 in 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—as soon as possible—to contact the Career Center in which your interview is scheduled:

Duques Hall: [email protected]

Elliott School: [email protected]

Marvin Center Colonial Crossroads: [email protected]

Science & Engineering Hall:  [email protected]

Employer Information Sessions, Panels, Workshops & Other Employer/Alumni Events

Before registering for an Employer Information Session, Panel, Workshop or other Employer/Alumni Event, you should make informed choices and only register to meet with employers that you are truly interested in and do not conflict with class, work, student organization 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 that employer/alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arrive punctually, and prepared to engage professionally.

Cancellations must be made, via email, at least four days (unless otherwise noted) prior to the Employer Information Session, Panel, Workshop or other Employer/Alumni Event.  

1st No-Show, a warning and temporary Handshake account block will be issued and you must submit a letter of apology to [email protected] explaining:

1) why you missed the session/event,
2) your sincere apology,
3) what you have learned from this experience 
4) why your Handshake account should be reinstated. 

This letter should be addressed to the employer who hosted the event. Once all materials are received and approved you will be reinstated within 72 hours.

2nd No-show, your Handshake account will be blocked for the remainder of the semester.  By disabling Handshake, you will be unable to make appointments with the career services, apply for jobs and internships, schedule On-Campus Interviews or participate in select career services-related events in the corresponding semester. You will be reinstated no later than the first day of the next semester.

Treks

Before registering for a trek, you should make informed choices and only register if you are truly interested in the trek and the trek does not conflict with class, work, student organization 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/alumni. Your registration represents your commitment to arrive on-time, be prepared, be professional and to attend all scheduled visits.

Cancellations must be made, via email to your Trek organizer, at least seven days prior to the trek visit.

Where applicable, cancellations made less than seven days prior to the commencement of the trek will result in forfeiture of your deposit and any other payments made before the cancellation date.

Any student that is a No-Show for the trek will be restricted from participating in any other GW sponsored trek for the remainder of the academic year. Late cancellations or a No-Show 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 in the corresponding semester.

Thank you for doing your part as we strive to do our very best in providing you with exceptional career services support