Professionalism in the job search is critical for success. Whether it is an on-campus job, off-campus part-time job, an internship, or your first full-time role, maintaining positive relationships is key to building a professional reputation.  

To aid you in this process, review our resources below and, as always, feel free to reach out! We would love to connect with you. 

Keeping all appointments and interviews 


Arriving on time, or early, and keeping all scheduled appointments and interviews is a great first impression.  And quite the opposite, not keeping an appointment or giving notice as to why you miss an interview can leave a bad impression. No-showing for interviews can lead to missed future opportunities.  If you no-show for an interview scheduled through HireStanState or through one of our recruitment events, we will block your HireStanState account until you meet with one the members of our administrative team. 

Do not renege on job offers 

The definition of renege is to go back on a promise or commitment. If you have accepted a job or internship offer, we encourage you to stop looking for new opportunities. Continuing to interview can lead to additional offers, which may lead to reneging on the original offer. If you need more time to consider an offer, it is better to ask for some time than to burn a bridge by accepting a position and dropping it at the last minute. Reneging on an offer can affect your reputation as a serious candidate and can damage relationships between the campus and students who are seeking opportunities. If you would like to discuss this, please meet with us as we are here to support you.

Access to HireStanState and Recruitment Events  

All current Stanislaus State students have access to HireStanState. The Career and Professional Development Center reserves the right to place holds on student accounts if a student or alumni violates terms of use. 

Students are expected to honor commitments for career coaching appointments, job interviews, and limited-capacity events.  Students who fail to appear for such commitments have taken a spot that another student could have filled. Students and/or alumni who no-show to 2 scheduled appointments may lose access to Career & Professional Development Center services. This will be at the discretion of the center staff.

A Career & Professional Development Center Staff will reach out to with instructions on how to rectify your no-shows.

Please contact our office at (209) 667-3661 or email to cancel your appointment. You may also cancel your appointment on the HireStanState platform or email your career coach directly.

Updated: March 20, 2024