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NYU Stern MBA Recruiting Policies


The intent of these recruiting policies is to ensure a great recruiting experience at NYU Stern. We aim to create a consistent, fair process across all employers and to respect our students’ academic requirements and recruiting needs.
 
We recommend all recruiters share these policies with their school recruiting teams, interviewers, and hiring managers. Any violation of these policies may result in corrective action from the Office of Career Development.
 
Please note that these policies apply to any organization recruiting a NYU Stern MBA student, whether the recruiting takes place on or off campus.  For any questions, please reach out to the Office of Career Development.
 
Academic Commitment

Our students’ first priority is class and all other academic requirements. Employers should plan all recruiting events and interviews around these commitments. The Office of Career Development will help you identify dates and times that will avoid such conflicts and optimize attendance at your events. Recruiting partners should provide reasonable alternatives to any situation where academic conflicts arise. 
 

Full-Time Recruiting Policies

Interviews

  • NYU Stern has no restrictions on when firms can host full-time interviews. 
  • On Campus, full-time interviews will begin for all companies on October 10, 2017.
  • In order for students to balance academic commitments and overlapping interview requests, all companies must offer at least one alternate second round interview date. Please note: students are required to honor all first round interview commitments and cannot cancel or reschedule them in order to attend second round interviews.
  • We request that companies inform students of their status within one week of any interview.
     

Offers

  • The Office of Career Development requires full-time offers extended after a summer internship remain open and fundamentally unchanged through November 17, 2017, to allow students to complete the recruitment process. 
  • Full-time offers extended to second-year students during the fall recruiting process must remain open and fundamentally unchanged through November 17, 2017 or for four weeks from the students’ receipt of a written offer, whichever comes later. 
  • For full-time offers extended during the spring, we suggest a decision period of at least three weeks from the students’ receipt of a written offer to enable them to fully consider their decision.
  • Offer incentives for students to accept before the deadline are permitted. These incentives should be small relative to the overall value and terms of the offer.

Internship Recruiting Policies

Interviews

In order to give students adequate time to prepare for interviews and to ensure that all employers have equal access to students, no internship interviewing should take place before January 8, 2018
  • Companies may hold second round interviews no earlier than January 10, 2018
  • We request that companies inform students of their status within one week of any interview
  • In order for students to balance academic commitments and overlapping interview requests, all companies must offer at least one alternate second round interview date
    • Please note: students are required to honor all first round interview commitments and cannot cancel or reschedule them in order to attend second round interviews.

Offers

  • First-Year MBA internship offers (verbal or written) may be extended after 5pm on January 16. This policy is in place to support both students and employers, providing everyone with sufficient time to complete their recruiting processes before moving to the offer stage.
  • The Office of Career Development requires that companies extending summer internship offers remain open and fundamentally unchanged through February 9, 2018 or three weeks from the students’ receipt of a written offer or until, whichever comes later.
  • Offer incentives for students to accept before the deadline are permitted. These incentives should be small relative to the overall value and terms of the offer.

Additional Information

Changes and Cancellations

We request that you inform OCD of any changes you make to your schedule as soon as possible. Due to the large number of interview schedules we coordinate, our office is unable to cancel or change interview schedules with less than one week’s notice. If you must cancel or alter your schedule, it is your responsibility to inform our office and to personally contact each student on your interview schedule.

Grade Disclosure Policy

Students are not permitted to include GPAs on NYU Stern resumes published and released by the Office of Career Development. As Stern does not have an academic ranking system, which would offer context to the student's academic standing in the class, we discourage companies from requesting this information from students and using it as an evaluative measure during the recruiting process.

On November 4, 2013, the full-time and joint-degree MBA students adopted a Grade Non-Disclosure Policy, while on February 20, 2015, the Langone MBA students adopted a similar Grade Non-Disclosure Policy.  Please see the Student Government website and the Langone Student Government website for exact details.
 

Rescinded Offers and Delayed Starts

The rescinding of a verbal or written job offer, unless done under extenuating circumstances such as unforeseen business conditions or egregious student behavior, is a very serious violation of NYU Stern Business School recruiting policy. Delayed start dates of an extended period may be considered rescinded offers as well. Sanctions against firms in violation of this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any organization considering rescinding an offer or delaying a start date should first contact their Relationship Manager.

Sanctions for Policy Infractions

Violations of NYU Stern’s recruiting policies will be evaluated on a case by case basis. NYU Stern encourages our students to report noncompliance of recruiting policies. The Office of Career Development will look into the situation and communicate with the employer. If the matter is not resolved, we will take corrective action, which may include: 
  • Communication from the school to the senior management of the company informing them of the policy infraction
  • Restriction of the company’s access to students on campus
  • Exclusion of the company from on-campus recruiting activities.
  • Inclusion on student facing Employer Policy Non-compliance list.
Just as we expect our employers to adhere to stated policies, we have also established a Recruiting Code of Conduct for our students. If you feel that students are behaving in an unprofessional manner, please reach out to your Relationship Manager.

Exceptions to Interview Policies

For international Recruiters:

We recognize that international companies or divisions of companies may need to recruit talent on US campuses in very specific timeframes. As a result, companies or divisions of companies based outside of the United States interview and make offers to first or second year students outside of our regular recruiting calendar. We encourage you to keep the lines of communication open with candidates and work with them on key event and interview dates. Please note that our offer policies (eg, decision deadlines) still apply.

National Career Conferences:

Career conferences such as the National Black MBA Conference, Reaching Out MBA, Consortium and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference, are popular for recruiters and students. These events occur well in advance of the on-campus recruiting process for first-year students.  Early interviews for NYU Stern students are permitted for these events. Please note that our offer policies (eg, decision deadlines) still apply.
 

Non-Discrimination Statement

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYU Stern is committed to the University policy prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or any other legally protected status. Please be advised that by interviewing our students, posting a job opening, or participating in our educational and networking programs, you are affirming that your employment practices are in compliance with this policy as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws. Further information about the NYU policy can be found at www.nyu.edu/eo.

The Office of Career Development reserves the right to refuse to post any job announcements or to remove a job announcement without providing notice to the employer.

Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

The NYU Stern Office of Career Development believes that all students should receive compensation for their work. However, we acknowledge that some industries do not typically pay their interns, yet they still provide a meaningful learning experience. This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.
 

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