Verification of Job Hunting Activity
In order to support the career planning and job hunting activities for APU students, we offer the Verification of Job Hunting Activity, which can be used as proof of attendance to mandatory job hunting activities held during classes and examinations. Students who enrolled in Spring and are in their 6th semester or above, and students who enrolled in Fall and are in their 7th semester or above are eligible to apply for this verification.
Please note the following when applying for this verification:
Please be advised that APU does not ‘Excuse students from class attendance’ if you fail to attend due to any unavoidable circumstances.
The Verification of Job Hunting Activity is mere proof of your attendance to a mandatory job hunting activity and does NOT guarantee that students be excused from class. With this formal proof of your absence, the faculty will decide depending on the circumstance, whether to accept it or not. The students are responsible for communicating with the faculty in advance and receive the support they need for their job hunting activities.
Events for which Verification of Job Hunting Activity Certificate shall be issued
|Events for which the documents shall be issued||Events for which the documents shall NOT be issued|
○ Written examination and mandatory interview for screening
○ Company recruitment seminar in which is not mandatory in the company's screening process
Verification of Job Hunting Activity Certificate is not intended to grant an official authorization for absence. Lecturers individually decides how to deal with such absence.
Regarding the procedure
If any mandatory screening events/interviews are scheduled on days that you have classes or final examinations, please kindly negotiate with the company and request to reschedule. You can refer to the ‘Notice for companies when requesting to reschedule a mandatory screening event’ on this site for more details on how to approach the company during such situations. This may be difficult for group interviews or written tests conducted for a large number of applicants together, but individual interviews are usually flexible enough to be requested for rescheduling due to academic purposes.
If you fail to do so and need proof for your absence, please visit the Career Office and apply for the Verification of Job Hunting Activity for mandatory screening events related to job hunting. For any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Career Office at your convenience.
Applying for the Verification of Job Hunting Activity
|Absence from Class||Absence from Session classes
(Summer / Winter)
|Absence from Final
|Eligibility||Spring Semester Enrollees: 6th semester and above
Fall Semester Enrollees: 7th semester and above
|Deadline||16:30 hrs on the last day of class in the quarter
(excluding the final exam period and Make-up classes)
|16:30 hrs on the last day of the session period||Within one week of the examination date (for exams on Monday, the deadline will be Friday of the same week)|
|If you are unable to meet the deadline||Please make sure to immediately inform the Career Office in person or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) ONLY. Late submissions will NOT be accepted under any circumstances, if you fail to notify us of such in advance.||Contact the Academic Office|
|Issuance||3 days following the date of your submission
(excluding days when the Career Office is closed)
|the day of your submission||the day of your submission|
|After Issuance||The student themselves should submit it to the Lecturer in charge||The student themselves should submit it to the Lecturer in charge||The student should submit it to the Academic Office and apply for a Make-up Examination.|
If there is no seal (company representative's personal seal also acceptable) on the verification, you need to request an email from the company verifying your actual attendance to the mandatory screening event on the relevant day, and you need to hand it in together with the verification form. The same procedure applies when you get a signature (instead of a seal) on the verification form, so please let the recruiting personnel know in advance that you’ll be requesting such an email.
● It’s the students’ responsibility to take the necessary forms before or after the event in order to get the information written by the person in charge at the company. Please refrain from requesting the Career Office to fax the forms or send by post, if you forget to do it yourself.
● There are different forms that should be used when applying for the Verification of Job Hunting Activity for sessions and Regular Classes, session and Final Examinations. Please check accordingly and make sure you fill in the correct form for your requirement and submit by the deadlines!