Managing Job Offers

Whether you’re managing one offer or multiple offers, it’s important to understand the process and potential pitfalls so you can start your internship or job in the most positive light. 

Additionally, it’s crucial to avoid burning bridges and begin your career in the most professional manner.

There are usually four loosely overlapping phases to an internship or job offer: pre-offer, offer response, possible extension and final decision.

The following describes the most frequently asked questions for each stages. Each situation is different, however, so see your career advisor for individual guidance.

Jill Whalen Helms, BS ‘04, EMBA ’12, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources at Aleron presents the employers’ perspective and expectations on the offer phase and negotiation phase of the job offer and shares best practices. Additionally, Jill will explain how to understand benefits that are typically offered in your professional job.