To effectively operate, CNS Career Services has implemented the following policies and procedures as it relates to on-campus interviews, alumni services, and parents of students. If you’re ever unclear about these policies, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for further clarification. 

Current Students

On-Campus Interview Cancellations or No-Shows

Career Services requires that you give 24-hour notice to our office via email (cnsrecruit@austin.utexas.edu) or by phone (512-471-6700) if you must cancel or miss a scheduled interview. Additionally, it’s strongly recommended that you send a letter of apology to the recruiter whose interview was missed. 

In case of an emergency, if you have a legitimate reason for missing the interview, or if our records are incorrect, please contact our office immediately. Should you still be interested in interviewing with the employer, we can help you get in contact with the interviewer to handle the situation in a professional manner. Please note that companies are not required to offer you a second chance to interview and may bar students who miss their first interview from interviewing for any other positions within the company.  

Finally, if you have another no-show for an interview scheduled through our office, you will lose your on-campus interviewing privileges. Your Handshake account will be blocked, and you will be required to meet with a Career Coach in order to resume interviews.


Visit our Alumni page for the most up-to-date policies for alumni.



Parents are a critical part of a student’s academic, professional and personal support system. Career Services encourages parents to actively support students throughout the many stages of their professional development. However, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restricts our office from releasing any information from a student’s education record to parents without written permission from the student. Further, it’s the policy of this office not to allow parents into individual coaching appointments, even if the student agrees.