Smith Career Center and Springer Center for Internships Policies

Misrepresentation Policy

Pursuant to the Bradley University Student Handbook, Standards of Conduct, registrants with the Smith Career Center or Springer Center for Internships who misrepresent their credentials are in violation of the University’s Standards of Conduct, specifically “Dishonesty, including the acquisition of honors, awards, certification or professional endorsements, degree, and academic credits 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 Bradley netWORK account, résumé, or other application materials/activities is found to be inaccurate, disciplinary action through the Smith Career Center and/or the University’s conduct 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 résumé or cover letter, and in Bradley netWORK profiles, résumé books, and uploaded résumés.

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 Senior Director of Employer Services.
  2. The Senior Director of Employer Services will determine if the case is referred to the Smith Career Center Student Team.
  3. The Smith Career Center Student Team will determine if sanctions will be imposed by the Smith Career Center and/or if the case should be referred to the Student Conduct System.
  4. The Student Team of the Smith Career Center will notify the registrant regarding the final decision.


  1. The registrant will be suspended immediately from the Bradley netWORK database..
  2. The Smith Career Center Student Team will determine how long the registrant will be suspended from Bradley netWORK 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 Conduct System. Decisions made by the Smith Career Center are separate from any rulings and possible actions from the Student Conduct 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 and Special Event Cancellation/No–Show Policy


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


A “no show.” is defined as a missed scheduled interview or pre-registered event where the student does not attend and has not notified or given sufficient cancellation notification (as defined above) to the Smith Career Center. Campus interviews and pre-registered events are an important service provided by the Smith Career Center. Failure to follow cancellation procedures means an opportunity denied to other students. It could also mean time and money lost to the employer and a less favorable view of Bradley University and its candidates.


If you violate the interview and pre-registered event cancellation policy - regardless of the reason (including illness, emergencies, etc.) – your Bradley netWORK 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 or special event. You will also be required to submit a ready-to-mail letter of apology to the employer or event host. 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 Bradley netWORK 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 and special event cancellation policy more than once, your Bradley netWORK 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 Interviews, practice mock interviews as well as select events as noted at the time of registration).

Marijuana and Cannabis Industries

The Bradley University Smith Career Center will not approve job postings or internships involved with the use, production, testing, or distribution of recreational or medical marijuana. As the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level and Bradley University receives federal funds, we comply with federal law.