Missed Interviews

Interview Cancellations

We understand that you have a busy schedule and sometimes conflicts arise that prevent you from attending an interview. If this happens, please do the following:

  1. Try cancelling your interview through HuskyJOBS.
  2. If it is too late to cancel an interview through HuskyJOBS, call Career Services at 906-487-2313 to cancel your interview.
  3. If possible, please give at least a day’s notice so that another student can fill your interview slot.

No-Shows

If you miss an interview without notifying Career Services ahead of time, this puts you, the company, and Michigan Tech in a difficult position. The number of no-shows is an important factor that companies consider when they decide at which campuses they wish to recruit. Too many no-shows jeopardizes interviewing opportunities for all students.

Procedure

If you miss an interview, here is what you need to do:

  1. Write a letter of apology to the company explaining what happened.
  2. Bring a copy of your letter and a stamped, addressed envelope to Career Services.
  3. After reviewing your letter, our staff will mail your letter, and you will be able to sign up for future interviews.

Consequences

Not showing up for an interview is considered a serious action by the company and Career Services. Your name will be flagged in our database when this occurs, and you will be unable to request additional interviews until you have taken action to correct the situation.

The best preventative action is effective schedule management and reminders:

  • Double-check your interview times carefully to be sure you do not mix up the day or time and miss an interview. Put the appointments into your personal calendar.
  • HuskyJOBS can email you a reminder the day before an interview.

If you do miss an interview, you may still attend other interviews you have scheduled, but you may not request additional interviews until you have written the company. If you are having trouble attending scheduled interviews for any reason, please come in and see us so we can help you address this situation. We would like to see all Tech students have as many interview opportunities as possible.