We are pleased that so many companies are interested in our outstanding engineering students at the University of Maryland. But as such, our students often find themselves under a great deal of pressure to make an early decision about where to start their careers. And although we would never condone it, unfortunately we have seen a rise in students reneging on offers because they are forced to decide too quickly.

As a result, we ask that if students are offered a full time position in August or September, the year before they graduate, that they have until the end of October to make a decision so that they can participate in fall recruiting activities. If offers are made after September, we ask that employers give students 2-3 weeks to make a decision.

The same holds true for students being offered summer internships in August or September.
Companies/organizations recruiting employees are required to abide by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct for Employment Professionals
The Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office reserves the right to deny or revoke services to any organization at any time.  Common reasons for denying or revoking services include, but are not limited to:
  • Misrepresentation or absence of information related to employment or internship positions, services or products offered, etc.
  • Complaints by students, alumni, faculty, or staff.

In addition, employers are expected have:
  • A functioning website that clearly relates to your organization and contains helpful information about your company for the potential applicant; website should not be in a pre-launch/beta phase nor contain "coming soon" language. Social media websites (LinkedIn, Facebook pages, blogs, Twitter feeds, etc.) should not take the place of a company website.
  • An email address associated with your organization website domain (no Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc). Individual contact names and email addresses should match whenever appropriate.
  • An address that is easily identifiable as a place of business. Addresses should not be a contact's personal residence.