College Attendance Policies May Accommodate Job Hunting Students

But some professors say class is not the time for students to be interviewing for jobs.

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One reason some faculty members might be less than flexible is that they may have gone through very different kinds of job hunts, says Lorig, in which their prospective employers—colleges and universities—were very accommodating of academic schedules.

"This is not the case for hiring of undergraduates. Employers want to move quickly in getting candidates [in front of] the potential managers and colleagues," Lorig says.

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