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Recruiting Policies

The Yale School of Management (SOM) recruiting policies are designed to encourage the best and most equitable outcomes for both students and employers. As such, these policies apply to all employers, regardless of on-campus presence or utilization of Yale SOM Career Development Office (CDO) resources.

COVID-19 Policy

These are unique and challenging times during which students and recruiters may have to confront choices unrelated to their future career decisions or success. Recognizing this, and honoring the value of inclusivity in recruiting, Yale SOM has established the following COVID-19 related recruiting policies: 

  • Local rules dictate – in Connecticut, each city can establish its own rules for gathering, masking, etc.

  • Employers are encouraged to offer a virtual alternative to connect and engage with students.   

The Yale SOM CDO will follow all state, local, and university guidelines in place at the time, when advising and scheduling recruiting events. 

Academics
  • Yale SOM does not permit students to miss class for any recruiting activities on- or off-campus. The CDO will schedule activities to avoid class conflict, and expects recruiters, alumni, and other employer representatives to accommodate academic schedules accordingly.
Offers
  • All full-time offers must remain open in their fundamental terms for four weeks or until November 30, 2022 (whichever is later) without any material change to the offer. This includes offers through diversity initiatives. 
  • All summer internship offers must remain open in their fundamental terms for three weeks or until February 1, 2023 (whichever is later) without any material change to the offer. This includes offers through diversity initiatives.
  • Yale SOM recognizes some non-MBA recruiting processes have earlier timelines.                                                    
  • Financial incentives encouraging acceptance before the deadline are permitted. 

* If at any time a student feels that the amount of time granted is not sufficient, we encourage the student to communicate to the organization how much time is required and why the time is needed. We ask employers to be as accommodating of these requests as possible. 

Professional Standards
  • Yale SOM holds all parties involved in the recruiting relationship to the highest professional standards and is committed to maintaining fundamental principles of mutual respect, honesty, integrity, and professionalism throughout the recruiting process. 
  • In accordance with Yale University policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 
    • Please be advised that by interviewing our students, posting a job opening, or participating in our educational and networking programs, you are affirming that your employment practices are in compliance with this policy as well as applicable federal, state, and local laws. Further information about the Yale University policy can be found at www.yale.edu/nondiscrimination.

Employer Policy Non-Compliance
  • All employers of Yale SOM students are expected to abide by recruiting policies and to abide by professional standards of conduct to ensure an equitable and professional recruiting process for all students and employers. Students are encouraged to report any policy or professional standards violations to the Yale SOM CDO.
    • In the case that an organization chooses not to abide by these recruiting policies, the Yale SOM CDO will not hold students accountable for offer reneges. 

Student Standards of Conduct and Repercussions
  • The Yale SOM CDO holds students to professional standards of conduct. Should any organization feel that a student is behaving unprofessionally or in bad faith, please reach out to your Employer Partnership Manager or to som.recruiting@yale.edu
  • Students are expected to honor any accepted offer; the CDO considers both verbal and written acceptances as binding. If you believe a student has reneged on an offer from your organization, please contact your Employer Partnership Manager or  som.recruiting@yale.edu.
  • Student repercussions for reneging offers are determined on a case-by-case basis.