Student Policies | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Careers4Engineers is our job/employer database. All engineering students must have their resume critiqued before we will activate your account. No appointment is necessary; just bring a hard copy of your resume our office in 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall during business hours.

Once your account is active, login at  Select “Student” button and enter your Directory ID and password.  It is the same one you use for Testudo.

Information you provide in your Careers4Engineers profile MUST be accurate.

If you are dishonest, you will no longer be able to use the system, and we will refer you to the University Student Judiciary for a possible violation of the Code of Student Conduct and/or the Code of Academic Integrity.

We do our best to screen jobs that are submitted to Careers4Engineers; however we are unable to perform background checks on all employers posting opportunities. 

Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting employment.  Do not pay for training and always be skeptical of requests for money as part of a job offer.  Payment forwarding plans, money order deposits, cash transfers, requests for bank account information or social security numbers should all be considered red flags.

If you suspect employer fraud or if you are unsure of any unusual requests, contact the Engineering Career Services Office at immediately.  Please provide the employer name and the job title/job number, as well as the source of the job (if different than Careers4Engineers).  

If you must cancel an on-campus interview (or an appointment with a recruiter for a resume clinic or mock interview), please contact our office at least 2 business days in advance, or as soon as possible, so that we can fill the slot with another student and/or notify the employer of the schedule change.

If you cancel or miss an on-campus interview or appointment without notifying the Engineering Career Services staff, you will be considered a "no-show."

You will not be eligible to participate in other on-campus interviews until you write a letter of explanation to the employer.

This letter must first be approved by our office. Any student with two no-shows will be ineligible to use Careers4Engineers or participate in future on-campus interviews.

An appropriate apology letter should:

  • Express sincere regret for inconveniencing the recruiter.
  • Acknowledge that you behaved unprofessionally by failing to cancel or neglecting to show up for the interview.
  • Explain your reason for missing the interview.

Once you accept an offer, you are obligated to that position even if you get a better offer later. 

Do not accept a job offer unless and until you are sure of your commitment.

You should withdraw yourself from other positions you are being considered for and you should stop submitting new applications. 

If an employer makes you an offer in August or September for a summer internship or full time position, you may ask to have until the end of October to make your decision. If you receive an offer after September, you may ask to have 2-3 weeks to communicate your decision to the employer.

If you decide to renege on your commitment to accept a different offer, there will be consequences.  Reneging damages not just your professional reputation, but that of the Clark School of Engineering.  Your actions can jeopardize opportunities for other Clark School students.  Your Careers4Engineers account will be blocked, and you are barred from participating in campus recruiting activities until you meet with an Engineering Career Services advisor.  You will be required to compose a sincere letter of apology, explaining your actions, which we will review and submit to the recruiter.  Future recruiting privileges will be evaluated at that time. 

This policy deals with you reneging on your commitment to a company. If a company/organization rescinds its offer of employment to you, please notify the Engineering Career Services office immediately.

In the event of inclement weather, our office will follow the University of Maryland’s emergency procedures.

Please check the following sources for updates beginning at 5:30 a.m.

Campus Closure: If the University of Maryland is closed due to inclement weather, then all events, including information sessions and on-campus interviews, will be cancelled. We will be in touch with you via e-mail to discuss the next steps or alternate plans for interviews.

Weather Delay: If the University announces a delayed opening, interviews and events schedules will be adjusted as needed.

Early Closure: If the university announces an early closure due to deteriorating weather conditions, all evening events will be cancelled.