Haas School of Business

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2013-14 Policies & Guidelines

The Berkeley-Haas account team strives to make the MBA recruiting process as successful as possible for both our students and recruiting partners.

We hold our students to the highest standards of professionalism. Policies are in place to insure that students respect your time and effort. Behavior such as failing to attend an interview with sufficient prior notification, or, most seriously, reneging on an accepted offer carry repercussions, up to and including loss of recruiting privileges.

In turn, we ask you to respect the following guidelines when recruiting our students.

2013-14 Employer Policies and Guidelines (PDF) are effective starting August 1.

Confidentiality

Students have consented to make their resumes available to companies and organizations through the various Haas resume books and resume drops. These are to be used solely for recruitment purposes.

Student Grades Nondisclosure Policy

In order to foster a cooperative learning environment, the Class of 2014 has adopted a non-disclosure policy with respect to their grades and academic honors earned during their MBA program. The policy calls for students not to verbally or in any other way disclose Haas grades during the first round of the on-campus recruiting process.

If you ask students to apply via your website, please be aware that this policy still applies, and students may skip a question requesting MBA GPA or enter "0" into that field.

First-Round Interview Schedules

We do not condone students missing class in order to attend an interview, and we allow students to swap interview times prior to finalizing your schedule in order to accommodate their academic work. Recruiter changes to a schedule after it has been published can result in a conflict with a class time for a candidate and can negatively impact a student's academic work. Please make every effort not to change your schedule after it becomes final. In the event that you need to change your schedule at the last minute, we ask that you be flexible with our students and give them the option to reschedule the interview with you at a later date.

Second-Round Interview Schedules

We ask that recruiters make every attempt to provide students with sufficient notice of the timing of second-round interviews. To avoid scheduling conflicts with student academic responsibilities, we recommend that you offer at least one alternate date for second-round or on-site interviews. Please notify your account manager of your proposed call-back schedule as early as possible so that we can help you manage potential conflicts with other student activities.

Offer Consideration and Acceptance

Because of the importance that employers, students, and the Haas School place on accepting an offer, we strongly recommend that firms provide sufficient time for a student to consider an offer.

  • Students who receive full-time offers from their summer internship employer should have until November 22 or at least 15 business days from the written offer date, whichever is later, to respond.
  • Students who receive full-time offers during Fall recruiting have until December 6 or 15 business days from the written offer date, whichever is later, to respond.
  • Students who receive internship offers during Spring recruiting have until February 21 or at least 15 business days from the written offer date, whichever is later, to respond.
  • Students who receive internship offers made at offsite conferences have until February 21 to respond.
  • If you have questions or concerns about an offer acceptance deadline, please contact your MBA Career Management Account Manager

Length of Summer Internship

To avoid academic conflicts, all summer internships must end prior to the first day of class August 25, 2014.

Negative Offer Terms and Actions

We do not allow our employers to provide undue pressure or unreasonable expectations around accepting offers. Negative offer terms include:

  • Exploding offers
  • Requiring students to respond to verbal (not written) offers
  • Requiring students to respond to offers (whether real or hypothetical) on the spot
  • Changes to offer terms
  • Rescinding an offer

Such actions may impact your future ability to recruit with us, and will negatively impact your reputation among the students.

Recruiting Guidelines for Investment Banks

Recruiting Guidelines (PDF)

For Summer Internship recruiting there will be a dedicated first round interview period between January 13-15, 2014. No investment banking summer internship offers can be made prior to January 17, 2014, at 5:00 pm PT. Students are required to complete all first round banking interviews before accepting an offer.

Second Round Interviews: We ask that firms make every attempt to provide students with sufficient notice of the timing of second-round interviews. To avoid scheduling conflicts with student academic and personal responsibilities, we require that you offer at least one alternate date for second round or on-site interviews.

Flexibility in this area allows students and firms sufficient time to ensure the best organizational fit. We discourage “all-day superdays”, and encourage half-day or shorter interviews so that students can more easily work them into their schedules. Another option is to have second rounds in conjunction with your on-campus first rounds.

Offer Consideration and Acceptance: Because of the importance that employers, students and the Haas School place on accepting an offer, we strongly recommend that firms provide sufficient time for a student to consider an offer.

  • Students who receive full-time offers from their summer internship employer have until November 22 or at least 15 days from the written offer date, whichever is later, to respond.
  • Students who receive full-time offers during Fall recruiting have until December 6 or 15 days from the written offer date, whichever is later,  to respond-
  • Students who receive internship offers during Spring recruiting have until February 1 or at least 10 business days from the written offer date, whichever is later, to respond.

We do not allow our employers to provide undue pressure, unreasonable expectations, or negative terms around accepting offers. These include:

  • Exploding offers
  • Requiring students to respond to verbal (not written) offers
  • Requiring students to respond to offers (whether real or hypothetical) on the spot
  • Changes to offer terms
  • Rescinding an offer

Questions/Concerns: Please contact Courtney Goldsmith Walker, Financial Services Account Manager at cwalker@haas.berkeley.edu or 510-643-4774.