Student Rights and Responsibilities
Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
The Career Center and employers develop connections and programs, such as on-campus recruiting, resume referral services, and career fairs, to help K-State students obtain meaningful post-graduation employment. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a job seeker.
To help K-State students establish realistic expectations and make thoughtful career decisions, the Career Center has developed the following offer guidelines for students and potential employers.
Career Center staff are available to advise you about your obligations in the recruitment process. Recruiter and career services expectations include:
- providing accurate information
- adhering to schedules
- accepting and negotiating an offer of employment in good faith. Review a list of negotiation tips and FAQs.
- notifying employers on a timely basis of an acceptance or non-acceptance
- withdrawing from the recruiting process after accepting an offer of employment
- interviewing only with employers for whom you are interested in working and whose eligibility requirements you meet
- requesting reimbursement of only reasonable and legitimate expenses incurred in the recruitment process
Reneging on an acceptance of employment can be damaging to your reputation as a professional, and to that of your department and K-State. Backing out of your commitment can have an adverse impact on the university's relationship with employers and therefore on future graduates. Please honor your commitments.
The Career Center is pleased to coordinate on-campus interview opportunities between employers and K-State students.
To ensure the best quality interview experience for you and employers, we have established these expectations for on-campus interview participation:
- Prepare for your on-campus interview by reviewing the job description, company website and literature.
- You should only apply for interview opportunities in which you have a sincere interest. Upon being accepted for an interview, you MUST accept or decline the interview invitation by the designated deadline. Failure to respond will result in "no show" consequences. Your prompt decision to accept or decline the interview demonstrates your professional behavior, understanding of business etiquette and sensitivity to providing an interview opportunity for another student.
Once you have accepted an interview invitation, you are expected to keep your interview appointment. Not showing up for an interview reflects negatively on you and Kansas State University. If you must miss an interview appointment due to an urgent situation, contact our office at 785-532-6506 as soon as possible so that we can notify the recruiter.
Consequences of a "no-show" interview, cancelling the same day of your scheduled interview, or failure to accept or decline an interview invitation are as follows:
- First incident: send a letter of apology to the recruiter immediately.
- Second incident: all of your on-campus interview privileges will be suspended until you meet with a Career Center director. Interview and referral privileges may be reinstated pending the outcome of this meeting.
- Dress and conduct yourself in a professional manner.
- Bring copies of your resume and transcripts (if necessary).