Will HR rescind an offer because of this?

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Jul 16, 2017

Your username answers your question - love it.

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Jul 16, 2017

Just say you had a medical condition that required you to take part-time courses, they will not ask you for proof and they won't ask you to go further into detail about the condition.

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Jul 16, 2017
guggroth93:

Just say you had a medical condition that required you to take part-time courses, they will not ask you for proof and they won't ask you to go further into detail about the condition.

Interesting thought, however, i dont want to lie. Rather, I'd just try to avoid it my graduation etc. being brought up entirely, hence the spring 19 grad date.

Jul 16, 2017
offerrescinded:
guggroth93:

Just say you had a medical condition that required you to take part-time courses, they will not ask you for proof and they won't ask you to go further into detail about the condition.

Interesting thought, however, i dont want to lie. Rather, I'd just try to avoid it my graduation etc. being brought up entirely, hence the spring 19 grad date.

Also, the school would know, and they could easily see if I had a medical leave on file.

Jul 16, 2017

I've taken a part time semester because of a medical issue, never alerted the school I just couldn't handle full time courses with multiple surgeries throughout the semester. My school never knew, I have medical records obviously, but was never pressed in interviews because most people see it as a sensitive topic and don't want to be rude by asking questions about it

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Jul 16, 2017
guggroth93:

I've taken a part time semester because of a medical issue, never alerted the school I just couldn't handle full time courses with multiple surgeries throughout the semester. My school never knew, I have medical records obviously, but was never pressed in interviews because most people see it as a sensitive topic and don't want to be rude by asking questions about it

You say you were never pressed in interviews. Did you have something on your resume that said you delayed graduation or took time off?

Jul 17, 2017

Yes, I was a December graduate. When asked why, "I had some medical issues during a particular semester that required me to only be a part-time student, since there is a specific pre-requisite order for my major even after taking some winter and summer courses while working; I had to graduate a semester later than I initially planned on." Almost used it as a strength showing that I overcame my situation and took on classes off season and all that crap an interviewer would want to hear.

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Jul 17, 2017
guggroth93:

Yes, I was a December graduate. When asked why, "I had some medical issues during a particular semester that required me to only be a part-time student, since there is a specific pre-requisite order for my major even after taking some winter and summer courses while working; I had to graduate a semester later than I initially planned on." Almost used it as a strength showing that I overcame my situation and took on classes off season and all that crap an interviewer would want to hear.

Did HR question you?

Jul 17, 2017

No, my resume and transcript graduation dates matched, which it sounds like yours will too if you delay. Generally speaking I don't think HR does much questioning on these types of things, they just complete background check and onboarding process for whoever the hiring manager tells them to.

Jul 17, 2017
guggroth93:

No, my resume and transcript graduation dates matched, which it sounds like yours will too if you delay. Generally speaking I don't think HR does much questioning on these types of things, they just complete background check and onboarding process for whoever the hiring manager tells them to.

Yes, mine will match. Thanks for your story.

Jul 16, 2017

Pretty unlikely, they care about sins of omission (didn't disclose a felony) or commission (lying about GPA). Since you didn't lie no one will care.

Jul 16, 2017
guyfromct:

Pretty unlikely, they care about sins of omission (didn't disclose a felony) or commission (lying about GPA). Since you didn't lie no one will care.

do you think guys will ask about it at superdays etc.?

Jul 16, 2017

This is a lay up. "there was a personal crisis with a family member I'd rather not discuss." - no records, no questions, no problem. I see below you don't want to lie. When you're done eating the Skittles all those unicorns are done shitting out take my advice.

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Jul 16, 2017
ThrowADart:

This is a lay up. "there was a personal crisis with a family member I'd rather not discuss." - no records, no questions, no problem. I see below you don't want to lie. When you're done eating the Skittles all those unicorns are done shitting out take my advice.

in theory this would work. however, i'm 2 years out applying with a formal application date of spring 2019. I planned for a crisis 2 years in advance?

Jul 16, 2017

It's ongoing, it explains why you'd be taking only a couple classes in a semester. Wasn't that your main concern?

Jul 16, 2017
ThrowADart:

It's ongoing, it explains why you'd be taking only a couple classes in a semester. Wasn't that your main concern?

so it'll be ongoing for 4 semesters/2 years? ...not sure what to do

Jul 17, 2017

Cancer can do that

Jul 17, 2017
ThrowADart:

It's ongoing, it explains why you'd be taking only a couple classes in a semester. Wasn't that your main concern?

Furthermore, I definitely believe HR would at the very least notify whoever interviewed me that I took 5 years.

Jul 17, 2017

No way you'll get dinged. Know of a couple seniors who deferred a year to get another shot at recruiting

Jul 23, 2017