Texas Tech University

Student Rights & Responsibilities During the On-Campus Recruiting Process

The University Career Center and employers develop connections and programs, such as Hire Red Raiders, on-campus recruiting, and career fairs, to help Texas Tech students obtain meaningful employment. As an internship or job seeker, you have various rights and responsibilities surrounding the interview process and acceptance of job offers.

On-Campus Interviews
The University Career Center is pleased to coordinate on-campus interview opportunities between employers and Texas Tech students.

To ensure the best quality experience for you and employers, please follow these guidelines when participating in on-campus interviews:

  • Interview only with employers whose eligibility requirements you meet.
  • Provide accurate information to employers during the application and interview processes.
  • Prepare for your on-campus interview by reviewing the job description, company website and literature. Review a list of interviewing and negotiation tips.
  • Upon being accepted for an interview, you MUST accept or decline the interview invitation by the designated deadline.
  • Once you have accepted an interview invitation, you are expected to keep your appointment. Not showing up for an interview reflects negatively on you and Texas Tech University. If you must miss an interview appointment due to an urgent situation, contact the recruiter who scheduled your interview or call the University Career Center at 806-742-2210 as soon as possible.
  • Bring copies of your resume to the interview and transcripts, if applicable.
  • Dress and conduct yourself in a professional manner during the interview.

Offer Acceptance
University Career Center staff are available to advise you about your responsibilities in the recruitment process. Please review and follow these Recruiter and University Career Center expectations when considering an internship or job offer:

  • Negotiate and accept an offer of employment in good faith.
  • Notify employers in a timely manner of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer.
  • Refrain from further searching for internships or jobs once you have accepted an offer of employment.
  • Request reimbursement of only reasonable and legitimate expenses incurred in the recruitment process.

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a job seeker.

If you have questions regarding the job search, on-campus recruiting process, or negotiating an offer, contact the University Career Center at 806-742-2210.