OCR POLICIES & PROCEDURES
All students are expected to err on the conservative side and dress in professional business attire for all on-campus interviews. The only exception to this is if the employer has communicated alternative dress/attire requirements to students prior to the interview.
PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE entails a formal business suit (skirt/pantsuit or jacket and dress). Please ask BCD staff about our Suitable Suits Program if you need an appropriate business suit for an interview.
Cancellation/No Show Policy*
Barnard Career Development requires that all students participate in On-Campus Recruitment cancel interviews in advance if they cannot keep a confirmed interview. When you fail to cancel your interviews in a timely fashion or do not appear for your appointments, your actions reflect poorly on you as an individual, on your peers, on Career Development and on Barnard as a whole. Not only do you inconvenience the employer, but you may also deprive another student of a valuable interview opportunity. These situations may have more serious implications on Barnard's relationships with employers. Therefore, Barnard Career Development treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of and bide by the following Cancellation and No Show Policy requirements:
How to Cancel an Interview
You must cancel interviews at least 2 business days before the scheduled interview date to avoid a penalty.
To cancel an interview: Login to Barnard NACElink. Select Scheduled Campus Interviews under shortcuts. Identify the appropriate interview under Scheduled Interviews, click on the Review button, then select “Cancel Interview”.
Note: You will only be able to cancel online before 11:59 pm through the stated Sign-Up End Date noted under Schedule Details in the job description. The Sign-Up End Date varies by employer -- typically from 2-4 days before the interview date -- so pay close attention! If you do not see the Cancel Interview button, then you've missed the online cancellation deadline and must contact the Career Development Office directly.
If you miss the online cancellation deadline, you are expected to contact Career Development at 212-854-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org 2 business days before the scheduled interview date. Provide complete details in your communication name, student ID, company name, date/time of interview, position number/title.
Failure to attend a scheduled interview or to cancel within the outlined cancellation policy parameters will result in suspension of interviewing privileges, including removal from all scheduled OCR interviews. If you are deemed a "no show", will result in the following:
First Violation: Warning
Your OCR privileges will be suspended upon a first violation of interview cancellation policy in order to be reinstituted to OCR:
1. You must write a letter of apology to the employer
2. Bring the letter to the Career Development office in an unsealed addressed,
3. Review the letter with a BCD staff member.
4. Once the letter has been sent you will be eligible to be re-instated in OCR.
Second Violation: Penalty
Student will be removed from the OCR process for the remainder of the semester.
Third Violation: Dismissal
Removal from the OCR process for the remainder of the student’s academic career and a meeting with the Director of Career Development.
Every student has the right to submit in writing a compelling argument requesting to be reinstated in OCR. The request for reinstatement must be submitted to Nancy Ferro, Recruiting Program Assistant. The Career Development office has two weeks to review the request and make final a determination on reinstatement.
In addition, the Director and Recruiting Staff in Barnard Career Development have the right to request an in person meeting with the student to help them make reinstatement decision. If the student cannot make herself available for this meeting she is by default withdrawing her request for reinstatement.
* Please note that the Cancellation/No Show Policy applies to all OCR activities that require pre-registration and attendance commitments in advance. Including but not limited to site visits, information sessions, and more.
Second Round Interview Policy
Employers are asked to provide students with 48 hour notice prior to the second interview. This provides students sufficient time to arrange their schedules to make themselves available for the second round interviewing opportunity.
If a student is already scheduled to interview with another employer or has an exam or important personal commitment and this causes a conflict we ask employers to demonstrate reasonable flexibility by providing the student with alternative dates and times for the second round interview.
Job Offer Policies
OCR is designed to give Barnard College students appropriate time to interview with various employers and make an informed decision about their chosen professional careers. Therefore, BCD on behalf of our students asks employers to abide by the following deadlines for the 2011-2012 recruitment programs:
For Fall 2011 on and/or off campus recruiting, we ask that employers making an internship or full-time offer on or before October 31st give students until November 24th, 2011 to make a decision.
For Fall 2011 on and/or off campus recruiting, we ask that employers making an internship or full-time offer after October 31st that you give students until December 10th, 2011 to make a decision.
For Spring 2012 on and/or off campus recruiting, we ask that employers making an internship or full-time offer on or before February 25th give students until April 15th, 2012 to make a decision.
eResume Book Participation Policy
Permission to Release Student Information
eResume Books are another job search tool that enables students who are actively seeking employment opportunities(internships, full/part-time job opportunities, volunteer positions) to circulate their resumes to potential employers. By including your resume in an eResume Book, you are giving Barnard Career Development permission to release your resume and contact information to interested employers. Employers will view your resume and contact you directly about jobs openings, information sessions, interviews, and more.
Please see the eResume Book section under the “Students/On-Campus Recruitment” area of the Barnard Career Development website to learn more about the eResume Books.
Fraudulent Jobs & Employers Policy (for Students)
Barnard Career Development makes every effort to review and clear employers and positions posted through our office for students. Barnard Career Development recognizes this as a shared commitment between students, employers and our office.
Barnard Career Development does not endorse any employer and urges students/alumnae to use good judgment in all of their interactions with employers. Barnard Career Development suggests that students/alumnae request business references for unknown organizations before interviewing with them off campus. Barnard Career Development advises students/alumnae to interview in public places only. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the validity of an employer’s job posting, interview practices, or any other interaction you may have with an employer please contact Barnard Career Development at (212) 854-2033 and email@example.com.
If you are actively seeking employment, remain vigilant against many forms of employment scams.
Typically, you can identify an employment scam because:
Once an employer is identified as potentially fraudulent, the Career Development will forward the employer’s information to Public Safety and the General Counsel Office at Barnard College to further investigate the matter and determine what additional action is deemed necessary and appropriate to pursue.
Students who believe an employer has misrepresented him/herself or his/her company or has not conformed to Barnard Career Development policies should contact our office immediately at 212-854-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.