Smith Career Center Policies

Misrepresentation Policy

Pursuant to the Bradley University Student Handbook, Standards of Conduct, registrants with the Smith Career Center who misrepresent their credentials are in violation of the University’s dishonesty policy. “Dishonesty, including the acquisition of honors, awards, certification or professional endorsements or grades by means of cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized use of a computer, or the University’s computing resources, or falsification with respect to any examination, paper, project, application, recommendation, transcript, test, knowingly providing false information or failure to provide correct information, misrepresentation, aiding or abetting another person to do so, or by any other dishonest means whatsoever.”

If any information provided in a registrant’s eRecruiting account, resume, or other application materials/activities is found to be inaccurate, disciplinary action through the Smith Career Center and/or the University’s judicial system may be taken. Examples of misrepresentation, as they apply to the Smith Career Center, would include falsifying information provided during an interview, at a career fair, in a written resume or cover letter, and in eRecruiting profiles, resume books, and uploaded resumes.

The following process and sanctions would occur if a registrant were found to be in violation of the aforementioned policy:

Process for Reviewing Probable Misrepresentation

  1. The registrant will meet with the Director, Employer Services.
  2. The Director, Employer Services will determine if the case is referred to the Smith Career Center Review Board.
  3. The Smith Career Center Review Board will determine if sanctions will be imposed by the Smith Career Center and/or if the case should be referred to the Student Judicial System.
  4. The Executive Director of the Smith Career Center will notify the registrant regarding the final decision.

Sanctions

  1. The registrant will be suspended immediately from the eRecruiting database.
  2. The Smith Career Center Review Board will determine how long the registrant will be suspended from eRecruiting and reserves the right to suspend a registrant for up to one academic year.
  3. The registrant may be referred to the Bradley University Student Judicial System. Decisions made by the Smith Career Center are separate from any rulings and possible actions from the Student Judicial System.

Appeals of the Smith Career Center Review Board

Written appeals may be submitted to the Executive Director of the Smith Career Center within five (5) business days of the decision.

Campus Interview Cancellation/No–Show Policy:

Cancellations

If you MUST cancel a scheduled campus interview with an employer visiting Bradley University, the deadline for doing so is 24 hours prior (8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday) to the interview. You are responsible for contacting the Smith Career Center's receptionist at 309-677-2510 and requesting that your name be removed from a schedule. Failure to cancel your interview 24 hours prior to the interview will result in the interview being classified as a “no show.”

No-Show

A “no show” is defined as a missed scheduled interview where the student does not appear for a scheduled interview and has not notified or given sufficient cancellation notification (as defined above) to the Smith Career Center prior to the interview.

Campus interviews are an important service provided by the Smith Career Center. Failure to follow interview cancellation procedures means an opportunity denied to other students who could have taken advantage of an interview on a campus interview schedule. It also means time and money lost to the employer and a less favorable view of Bradley University and its candidates.

Sanctions

If you violate the interview cancellation policy above - regardless of the reason (including illness, emergencies, etc.) – your eRecruiting account will be immediately deactivated and you will be required to meet with a Smith Career Center professional staff member within five (5) working days subsequent to the missed interview. You will also be required to submit a ready-to-mail letter of apology to the employer. The letter of apology is to be given to the Smith Career Center's receptionist within three (3) working days from meeting with a Smith Career Center professional staff member. Upon receipt of the letter of apology, your eRecruiting account will be re-activated. If you fail to meet with a professional staff member and submit a written letter of apology and/or violate the interview cancellation policy more than once, your eRecruiting account will remain inactive and your interview privileges will be revoked indefinitely by the Smith Career Center. (Note: This policy also applies to After Job Fair, practice mock interviews as well as select events as noted at the time of registration).