Extending an offer for an internship, a full-time position, or related opportunity is a serious commitment that we expect employers to honor. Rescinding offers that have been extended to University of Tulsa students is a practice that will not be tolerated. Violation of this policy will prompt a review, and the potential termination, of the recruiting relationship.
Similarly, accepting an offer for an internship, full-time position or related opportunity is a major commitment and students should accept an offer only if they intend to honor it. When a student accepts an offer, they are expected to cancel all other scheduled interviews (if applicable); it is inappropriate for students to continue interviewing or applying for other opportunities once they have accepted an offer. If students are uncertain as to whether they should accept an offer, they are encouraged to consult with a CaneCareers career coach to discuss their offer and options, including requesting an offer extension.
Reneging (i.e., accepting an offer, then declining it) can severely damage a student’s reputation, not only in the short term but also for the duration of their career. Additionally, reneging also has negative implications on the University’s relationship with the employer and can affect opportunities for future TU students.
Students who renege on an offer may have their access to Handshake suspended and they may become ineligible to participate in any university-sponsored recruiting activities (e.g., campus interviews, career fairs, networking events).
If there are extenuating circumstances that may impact an offer extended (by employers) or accepted (by students), we ask that either party consult with the assistant director of employer relations before taking action.