No-Show Guidelines


Please read the following as it provides specific details about No-Show Guidelines for Center for Career & Professional Development programs, services, and events.

Your acceptance of these guidelines is made electronically when booking an appointment, signing up for any event, or booking an employer meeting session in Handshake.


Career Services coaching appointments are governed by the following No-Show Guidelines. 

You may cancel your career coaching appointments in Handshake up to one hour before the scheduled start time of your appointment. If you must cancel less than an hour before your appointment or you were unable to attend your appointment, send an email to as soon as possible — failure to attend a scheduled appointment is considered a “No-Show.”

In order to ensure we can serve all students, after a third No-Show appointment, a student will only be able to meet with a Career Coach by using Career Express drop-in meetings for the remainder of the semester.


When a student commits to attending an event, fair, or employer meeting, it is essential to follow through on those commitments. Missing a scheduled commitment might impact a future opportunity for engagement and could affect the reputation of the Center for Career & Professional Development, the student body, and USF. For employers who have traveled from outside the area or who are just beginning their recruiting relationship with the university, it is essential to cultivate a positive and mutually beneficial relationship.

If a student is unable to participate in a pre-scheduled meeting, proper action should be taken within Handshake to cancel any scheduled sessions and provide written notice to the Center for Career & Professional Development (via at least 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. If notice is not received, the student will be considered a “No-Show” for their pre-scheduled meeting and will be subject to the following:

  1. The student should write a personalized apology letter to the employer.
  2. Prior to sending the letter to the employer, the student should have the letter reviewed by a Career Coach.
  3. Once the letter is approved, the student will send it directly to the employer.