Accountancy Job Offer Policy

The Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University requires students to abide by our "Ethical Job Search" Policy (PDF) prior to participating in any on-campus recruiting activities. Students are penalized for missing interviews, canceling appointments, etc. The Department of Accountancy enforces a zero-tolerance policy for students who renege on offers of employment or who conduct themselves unethically during their search.

In return, the Department of Accountancy asks employers to:

  • Provide students a minimum of three business days’ notice for an interview. This will allow students to make proper arrangements to minimize academic and other conflicts.
  • Provide fair and reasonable time periods for students to evaluate employment offers prior to making a decision that will affect their future careers and personal lives. If a student requests a one or two-week extension of the offer deadline, every effort should be made to extend the response deadline.
  • Job offers should not be rescinded once made. Rescinding an offer means the student must restart their job search, often after declining other offers.

Fall Job Offer Policy: Internships and Full-Time Positions 

Semester begins: Aug. 23, 2021

Accountancy Career Fair: Sep. 23, 2021

Semester ends: Dec. 11, 2021

  • Students receiving offers on or before October 15, 2021 will be given until October 29, 2021 to decide.
  • Students receiving offers after October 15, 2021 will be given two weeks from the date of the offer to decide.

Students requesting extensions of internship offers due to scheduled, remaining second interviews should be granted such extensions in all but extenuating circumstances. Questions? Contact Suzanne Youngberg at

Accountancy Career Fair

The fall Accountancy Career Fair will be held virtually on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. This event is restricted to upper-division accountancy majors, M.A.C. and M.A.S. students.

Employer Registration

Student Ethical Job Search Policy

Resume books are available for registered career fair employers on Huskies Get Hired.

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