Career Trip Attendance Policy

Fletcher’s Washington DC Career Trip play a critical role in the reputation of Fletcher in the eyes of the employers. It is incumbent upon all career trip participants to uphold the highest professional standards when participating on this trip, which means applying the same standards to each event as you would if it were an individual one-on-one interview.

To participate in the Washington DC Career Trip, all participants are required to observe the following Career Trip Policy which was established by a committee of Faculty, Students and OCS *:

  • Attend all virtual events for which you have registered, including site visits and panel discussions. Attending events for which you are not a confirmed participant is a violation of the career trip policy.
  • Show up on time and stay for the duration of all site visits and panel discussions.
  • There will be an assigned deadline for making any changes to your schedule. Withdrawing from a site visit and/or cancelling the trip completely must be completed/submitted by emailing Kailey Whelan at
  • Violation of the terms of this policy will result in a $100 penalty.

* A committee of students, faculty and staff met to establish this Career Trip Policy as a requirement for students to participate in the DC Career Trip. Fletcher students themselves chose to impose the $100 penalty on fellow students to ensure every trip participant is aware of their responsibility to represent Fletcher with the highest standards of professionalism. Any funds collected go towards summer internship funding available to all students.


In recognizing that these violations often result from extenuating circumstances beyond the students’ control, such as a last minute formal interview, or illness, Fletcher offers an official appeals process to students who have been marked in violation of the career trip policy. Following the trip, you will be contacted about your policy violation.  You are welcome to submit an appeal (brief paragraph) explaining your situation. These appeals will be reviewed and you will receive a notification on whether or not your appeal was upheld.

If you choose not to appeal the penalty or are ruled to be at fault following an appeal, please write a check to “Trustees of Tufts College” for $100.00 and drop it off at with the Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Career Services. Cash is also acceptable. All funds collected go towards summer internship funding for students.