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.


As part of registration for the DC Career Trip, all participants agree to observe the following terms of the Career Trip Attendance Policy:

  1. 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.
  2. Show up on time and stay for the duration of all site visits and panel discussions.
  3. 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 this deadline by emailing Kailey Whelan at

Violations of any of the above terms will result in the student being denied from utilizing the OCS Job Search Reimbursement Fund


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.