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. 

Interviews and other recruiting activities

Students are expected to RSVP to invitations for networking events and interviews within the provided time frame. They should also attend all confirmed interviews and recruitment activities (unless they inform recruiters in advance due to illness or adversity). Employers retain the authority to cancel interview invitations if students fail to meet deadlines.

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 who commit this offense will have their HireJayhawks 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.

Internship and Full-Time Offer Decisions

Students are to accept or decline an offer by the deadline. Students are encouraged to accept an offer early if they have completed their recruiting process. Students who accept an offer must withdraw from consideration by other employers. Employers have the right to withdraw the offer if students miss deadlines and will notify KU Business Career Services. If an employer requires or pressures a student to accept an offer earlier than these public accounting internship and job offer guidelines, or extends an exploding offer, the student should notify Business Career Services.

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

Upon agreeing to a job opportunity, whether through the BCS recruitment program or your independent job quest, it is expected that you will fully discontinue any further job-search efforts. If you find yourself unsure about committing to an offer, please arrange a meeting to seek guidance from a career counselor. Going back on your commitment is unprofessional and can damage both KU's standing within the employment community and your personal reputation. Should you retract your commitment to an offer, BCS reserves the right to restrict your participation in future on-campus interviews.

Students should avoid withdrawing from a commitment except for in cases of substantial adversity. In such situations, the student must notify Business Career Services before informing the employer.