Offer Policy-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Offer Policy

Our offer policy was created in the spirit of being respectful of employers’ timelines and hiring needs while providing students with sufficient time to consider offers of employment. It is designed to minimize incidents of reneging (pursuing and accepting an employment offer after accepting another offer). It has been our experience that students who feel undue pressure to make an employment decision are often more prone to renege after accepting; adhering to the timeframes detailed in the offer policy is therefore in the best interests of both employers and students.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Kevin Monahan, Associate Dean for Career
and Professional Development.

Fall Interviews:

For all offers received from a summer internship, students should be given at least until Oct. 1st to respond. For all offers generated from Fall On-Campus Recruiting, students should be given until Nov. 15th or three(3) weeks (whichever is later) to respond, without pressure to respond on an earlier date.

Spring Interviews:

All offers resulting from Spring Recruiting should provide students a minimum of three(3) weeks to respond, without pressure to respond on an earlier date.