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To effectively operate, Career Services has implemented the following policies and procedures as it relates to individual coaching appointments, on-campus interviews and alumni services. If you are ever unclear about these policies, do not hesitate to reach out to our office for further clarification. 

Current Students

Coaching Appointment Cancellations

Students are asked to make every effort to cancel their coaching appointment with as much notice as possible. With over 12,000 undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences, Career Services aims to serve every student and appointments cancelled late prevent other students from utilizing our resources. As such, students are only allowed to make three (3) late cancellations (defined as within 24 hours of the appointment) without penalty. Students that exceed that number of late cancellations will be temporarily barred from making future appointments until they have met with a Career Coach to discuss the pattern of behavior. It is at the discretion of Career Services whether or not to allow students to continue to make appointments and students with excessive late cancellations could be permanently prohibited from individual coaching appointments.

Coaching Appointment No-Shows

As in the professional world, it is unacceptable to not show up for an appointment or meeting that you have scheduled. Career Services insists that students make every possible effort to cancel an appointment in advance. No-show appointments will count against a student’s allowable late cancellations and an excess of three (3) no-shows will also result in temporary prohibition of a student’s ability to make coaching appointments. Any student that has been temporarily barred will be required to meet with a Career Coach before they are able to make appointments again. It is at the discretion of Career Services whether or not to allow students to continue to make appointments and students with excessive no-shows could be permanently prohibited from individual coaching appointments. In the case of an emergency, if you have a legitimate reason for missing your appointment, or if our records are incorrect, please contact our office immediately.

On-campus Interview Cancellations or No-Shows

Career Services requires that you give 24-hour notice to our office via email (cnsrecruit@austin.utexas.edu) or by phone (512-471-6700) if you must cancel or miss a scheduled interview. See our Recruiting Q&As for additional information. Additionally, it is strongly recommended that you send a letter of apology to the recruiter whose interview was missed. 
 
In the case of an emergency, if you have a legitimate reason for missing the interview, or if our records are incorrect, please contact our office immediately.  Should you still be interested in interviewing with the employer, we can help you get in contact with the interviewer to handle the situation in a professional manner. Please note the companies are not required to offer you a second chance to interview and may bar students who miss their first interview from interviewing for any other positions within the company.  
 
Finally, if you have another no-show for an interview scheduled through our office, you will lose your on-campus interviewing privileges.  Your Handshake account will be blocked, and you will be required to meet with a Career Coach in order to resume interviews.

 

Alumni

Career Services are available to all students and alumni of the UT College of Natural Sciences. However, as Natural Sciences Career Coaching is funded through student fees, current students and recent graduates are our primary clients. Please read the chart below to see which services are available to you. 

Service

For Recent Alumni (up to 1 year post-graduation)

For Lifelong Alumni Fee? Access
Career Coaching Yes No No Make an appointment in Handshake 
Programs (Workshops, Info sessions, etc.) Yes Yes No Find workshops and events in Handshake 
Online Resources Yes Yes No Access to all website resources except those that require current enrollment at UT 
Job Board Access Yes Yes No Handshake 
Career Fair Access Yes Yes No Career Fair Details
On-Campus Interviewing Access Yes Yes No Handshake 
Networking and Social Media Platforms Yes Yes No Instagram: @cnscareers Twitter: @cnscareers

 

For information on meeting with a career coach more than 1 year post-graduation, please visit the Texas Exes Career Services. 

Parents

Parents are a critical part of a student’s academic, professional and of course, personal support system. Career Services encourages parents to actively support their students throughout the many stages of their professional development. However, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restricts our office from releasing any information from a student's education record to parents without written permission from the student. Further, it is the policy of this office not to allow parents into individual coaching appointments, even if the student agrees.