Professional Integrity Contract

This contract is valid for the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 semesters.

 

You are responsible to conduct yourself appropriately and ethically in all interactions with employers during the recruitment process and in your employment. By agreeing to the terms in this contract, you acknowledge that you are aware of the policies and procedures set forth by USC and the USC Career Center. Please review each section before submitting this contract.

FALSIFYING INFORMATION: Providing false or plagiarized information in my connectSC profile, resume, or application materials, as well as on employer career portals, other USC school-based systems, or partner sites to meet interview/hiring requirements is unethical.  I understand that if I falsify or plagiarize information or otherwise engage in unethical behavior during the recruitment process or in my employment, I will be suspended from further participation in On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) and use of connectSC for at least six months. Other university sanctions may also apply, including filing a report with the USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards (SJACS).

INTERVIEWS: I will conduct myself in a professional and respectful manner in all communications and interactions with employers and recruiters. If I need to cancel an OCR interview, I will do so on connectSC at least 72 hours prior to the interview date to avoid a “No-Show” status. If there is an emergency, I will notify the USC Career Center by phone at (213) 740-9105. I understand that if I cancel my interview less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled interview or do not show for the interview, I will be granted a “No-Show” status and will be suspended from further use of connectSC and participation in OCR for at least six months.

ACCEPTING AN OFFER: After I accept an official offer for employment (for any type of position, including internships and fellowships), I will discontinue further recruiting and/or interviewing with all other employers and inform the Employer Relations and Research Team at the USC Career Center of my accepted offer by email at recruit@usc.edu.

RENEGING: If I renege or withdraw on an accepted offer, my connectSC access will be suspended for a period of at least six months. Consequences of reneging or withdrawing acceptances may apply to me whether or not the opportunity was found through connectSC. Industries are small and recruiters are well connected; I could potentially harm my professional reputation resulting in limited opportunities for myself and fellow Trojans. For more information about accepting and not reneging internship/job offers, please click here.

I have read and understand the content of this contract. I understand that if I do not adhere to any part of this contract, there will be consequences. If I do not understand any part of this contract, I agree to seek clarification from a USC Career Center staff member before I sign/acknowledge this contract.

Submit this contract through connectSC.