Placement Date Phase 2

General Discussion for SMART Scholarship Recipients

Placement Date Phase 2

Postby kbl2017 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:16 pm

Just wanted to share this tidbit, so SF's have 120 days after degree conferral (generally 30-45 days after graduation) to outplace you into a job. So basically you could graduate in May and not be working until October. It probably won't be quite as long, but personally I'm planning for it.
kbl2017
 
Posts: 309
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 10:48 pm

Re: Placement Date Phase 2

Postby amiSMARTyet » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:10 pm

Does it usually take that long for them to bring you on though? I'm looking at joining the reserves and I could use that time to get my training in before I start. Making the best of it I guess...
amiSMARTyet
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am

Re: Placement Date Phase 2

Postby Guest1234567 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:43 pm

My degree conferral date was the first week of May when I graduated years ago. I didn't get to start working at my SF until the last week of October. So... Probably a good idea to plan for it taking time. The HR and hiring processes take a while and there really isn't a good reason to explain why it takes so long.
Guest1234567
 

Re: Placement Date Phase 2

Postby MyExperience » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:19 pm

I would definitely plan for this gap, because from reading posts here it seems like not all SF's are proactive, however, I was given the opportunity to start within 2 weeks of degree completion (before graduation and conferral). I asked for a letter from my university saying I had completed all of my requirements. That allowed my SF to start the process earlier. Otherwise, I would have had to wait for 8 weeks before my school sent a transcript with the degree conferral.

amiSMARTyet wrote:Does it usually take that long for them to bring you on though? I'm looking at joining the reserves and I could use that time to get my training in before I start. Making the best of it I guess...


I was given the opportunity to negotiate my start date after they made me an offer. If you are upfront with your SF with this plan then you could likely have a later start date to do this training.
MyExperience
 


Return to Recipients

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron

Welcome. The Unofficial SMART Scholarship Forum is fully supported through this banner add. In the past, I have relied on this income to pay for all hosting and domain charges, but it has only covered half of my expenses in recent years. If this is the first time you are seeing a banner here, it is because an adblocker has prevented it from appearing (I don't blame you). If you have found this forum valuable, I would appreciate it if you consider supporting its upkeep.

Thank you for being a part of this community.

-Chris