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Career and Advising Center Interview Policies

On-Campus Interviews

The University has an important reciprocal relationship with employers. We want them to come to our campus and provide job opportunities for our students. Likewise, they depend on us to provide them with prospective employees and also help them conduct campus interviews in an effective, efficient manner. Employers invest considerable human and financial resources in this process. Missed interviews have a negative impact on NDSU and other students and can cause an employer to stop scheduling on-campus interviews.

To protect this important relationship, please cooperate with the following reasonable expectations to assure continuing support for you, your fellow students and NDSU.

Cancelled Interviews

Cancellation of an on-campus interview requires 48 hours notice. To cancel a scheduled interview, inform the Career and Advising Center immediately by calling 231-7111 or stop by the office at 306 Ceres Hall.

A Career and Advising Center staff member  will determine the appropriate action to remedy any inconvenience caused by a cancellation. Action may include a letter of apology written by the student or suspension of on-campus interviewing privileges for repeated cancellations.

Missed Interviews (No Show)

Participating in on-campus interviews is a privilege to those who are responsibly engaged in a professional job search. Not appearing for a scheduled interview is unacceptable behavior and may result in the loss of the privilege of on-campus interviews and resume referrals.

A Career and Advising Center staff member will determine the future status of a student’s interviewing and resume referral privileges when an interview is missed.

Drug Testing

Many employers now screen job applicants for drug use. The vast majority of employers who require drug screening say they would not hire college-trained applicants who failed a drug test. Testing is done for marijuana, other illicit drugs and, in some cases, alcohol. Cocaine will remain in a person’s system for two to four days, while other drugs, such as steroids, could remain for months. Marijuana can be detected up to 20 days after its usage.

Employers ranked safety as the top reason for establishing a drug screen program. In descending order of importance, other reasons include: security, quality/reliability of products and service, increased productivity, control of medical costs, and law, government or non-company regulations.