Policies for students engaging with Business Career Services

Before you join HireJayhawks.com

HireJayhawks.com is students' one-stop shop for internship and full-time job postings. Students can upload their resumes, schedule interviews with recruiters and view a calendar of career events. By using this tool, you verify that you have read and agree to the outlined recruiting policies below.

There are possible security issues inherent in putting your resume, which contains such information as address and phone number, on the Internet. Business Career Services (BCS) has taken certain precautionary measures to limit access to student resumes. However, we assume no liability for problems arising from your decision to use this system. BCS makes no warrant or guarantee of the confidentiality of any material posted through its resume posting service. By submitting their resumes, users understand and agree that their resumes and any or all material contained therein may be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet. BCS does not warrant or guarantee that a resume shall be viewed by any specific number of users, or that it will be viewed by any specific user.

Furthermore, BCS does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any material posted by users through the Resume Referral Service. User acknowledges and agrees that User is solely responsible for the form and content of any resume or material contained therein placed by the User on the Resume Referral Service.

BCS screens every job opening we receive and post. We review postings for any suspicious information, such as requests for personal bank information or an investment of money, or questionable email or web addresses.  If job duties are unclear or there are multiple misspellings, we often conduct further research before deciding whether to post a position. However, it is still possible that a well-disguised employment scam might not be detected, and the University does not guarantee job postings or endorse any posted position or employer.

If you encounter a questionable job posting or employer, please contact Cheryl Webb at cwebb@ku.edu to report the issue.

To view a full list of known scams, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's webpage on scam alerts.

Recruiting policies

The following interviewing expectations exist to maintain long-standing positive relationships with hiring organizations. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in damaged recruiting relationships at KU. 


No-show policy

The no-show policy applies when a student does not sign up for an invited interview and/or appear for a scheduled interview and/or when a student cancels an interview with less than 24 hours’ notice. Students must be physically present on campus the day of the scheduled interview unless other arrangements have been made with Business Career Services. Students who commit this offense will have their HireJayhawks.com access blocked, and interviewing privileges will be suspended until a letter of explanation is written. These offenses are taken seriously and will be kept on record.


Declining an interview/ withdrawing your candidacy

Legitimate conflicts can and will occur. Reasonable conflicts include acceptance of another job offer, personal illness, subsequent interviews/office visits with other recruiting organizations or death in the family. Students may withdraw their candidacy for a position at any time and for any reason, though doing so must be professionally communicated to both the hiring organization and BCS in a timely manner.

If you will not be signing up for an on-campus interview for which you applied and have been invited, or need to cancel a scheduled interview, contact BCS at kubuscareer@ku.edu for guidance in communicating your situation to the employer. Failure to comply will result in disruption to your HireJayhawks.com account.


Study abroad policy

Students who are studying abroad should contact Business Career Services directly with an expression of interest in the position promoted on HireJayhawks.com. BCS can refer along a resume to the recruiting group outside of the system. The student should not apply to On-Campus Recruiting postings through the system as a courtesy to other applicants, the employer and BCS.



Falsifying data, such as your GPA, dates of graduation, major/minor, work experience, eligibility to work in the United States or other information is unethical and in violation of BCS policies. If you falsify documents or misrepresent yourself to any employer, via HireJayhawks.com or in your independent job search, Business Career Services has the right to rescind your privileges to use BCS services. Employers have the right to withdraw an offer or terminate your employment for misrepresentation.


Reneging on job offers

Once you accept a job offer, via the BCS recruiting program or in your independent job search, you are expected to withdraw completely from the job-search process. If you are uncertain about whether you should accept an offer, please schedule an appointment to consult with a career advisor. Reneging is unprofessional and jeopardizes KU’s reputation in the employment community as well as your own. Should you renege on an offer, BCS may block you from participating in additional on-campus interviews.