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Code of Conduct

The following procedures are provided as a basis for ethical conduct with the intention to protect you and employers. The reputations of the Career Services Center and Tarleton State University are at stake with employers when a student displays unprofessional behavior. This can also result in the loss of the recruiting opportunities for future students.

Not adhering to the no show/cancellation procedures may result in a loss of privileges. If you have questions about the Code of Conduct or wish to make an appeal, please contact Alana Hefner, Director of Career Services at (254) 968-9078 or hefner@tarleton.edu.  

Code of Conduct

Any communication (written or verbal) perceived by a Tarleton State staff or faculty as demeaning, threatening, derogatory or inflammatory by a student/alumni may result in a loss of privileges and services provided by the Career Services Center. All instances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

No Show and Cancellation Procedure

When you sign up for an On-Campus Interview, Mock Interview, Texan Shadow, Business Etiquette Dinner, Résumé Assistance, Career Counseling or Job Search Consultation, you are making a commitment and are expected to attend or cancel within the given time frame outlined below.

On-Campus Interview --If you fail to appear without canceling before 12 pm (noon) the day before an interview date, you will be considered a no show. You will need to write a letter/email of apology to the company recruiter within 2 working days of the missed interview and submit a copy to Karen Bills at bills@tarleton.edu. Contact Karen Bills at 968-9078 to obtain the employer’s address.

Mock Interview -- If you fail to appear without canceling before 12 pm (noon) the day before an interview date, you will be considered a no show. You must contact your instructor for permission to reschedule and ask the instructor to contact Career Services for confirmation to reschedule your interview. You will also need to write a letter/email of apology to the mock interviewer within 2 working days of the missed interview and submit a copy to Karen Bills at bills@tarleton.edu. Contact Karen Bills at 968-9078 to obtain the employer’s address.

Texan Shadow – The time and energy that it takes to build a working relationship with an employer can easily be hampered or destroyed with only one student failing to show for his or her Texan Shadow appointment. Therefore, if you do not attend a pre-arranged Texan Shadow, you will not be allowed to participate in the Texan Shadow program again.

Business Etiquette Dinner --Failing to appear or cancel before 12 pm (noon) the day before will result in forfeiture of the $25 registration fee. Students located at the Satellite Campuses must cancel 5 business days prior to the event. Students who are more than 20 minutes late will not be permitted entrance to the event and will forfeit the $25 registration fee.

Résumé Assistance, Career Counseling, Job Search Consultation —If you fail to appear without canceling before 12pm (noon) the day before your appointment time you will be classified as a no show. You may be subject to approval by the director of Career Services before arranging other appointments.  Repeat offenders may be blocked from participating in programs and events at the discretion of the Career Services director.

Accurate Representation Procedure – Always provide accurate information on your résumé and job applications. Do not falsify work experience, GPA, dates, qualifications, etc.

If your appointment is for Monday or after a holiday and you need to cancel, call and leave a message over the weekend/holiday and state the time of your call.