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Career Development and Professionalism Policies

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Career Development opportunities include one on one career coaching appointments with Career & Corporate Connections staff, recruiters offering appointments on campus, networking/professional development events or through classroom experiences.

  • Students will come prepared and on time to any scheduled appointment to include appointments through the Career Coaching appointment system or the SmealConnect system (Recruiter in Residence)
  • An RSVP to an event confirms that a student will attend, and it should be honored.
  • The standard for cancelling a career coaching appointment requires 24 hour advanced

Notice. Other events may feature alternate cancellation deadlines.

  • Students should maintain professional etiquette, both written and verbal in all correspondence with employers and Smeal staff.
  • Student professionalism should extend to the customary classroom experience in addition to career development outlets such as BA 297 and Wall Street Boot Camp.

Repercussions

  • Failure to attend a scheduled career coaching appointment will result in loss of scheduling privileges.
  • Students can only schedule two appointments at a time. Students can schedule additional appointments after completion of one appointment.
  • Students that twice cancel or no show on the day of the meeting scheduled through the career coaching appointment system will be locked out of the system until further review.
  • Failure to attend appointments scheduled through SmealConnect, such as Recruiter in Residence, will have their system privileges revoked until further review.
  • Students that fail to honor an RSVP commitment, such as an etiquette dinner, may be charged for event costs incurred as a result of their expected attendance.

Contact

Ashley Rippey, Managing Director, amp347@psu.edu