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Respond to Your Offer
Request an Offer Deadline Extension
Dear Ms. Jones,
Thank you for offering me a position as a Software Engineering intern for next summer. I enjoyed meeting with the team at XYZ Company and really appreciate your emphasis on continual learning. Nevertheless, I would like to request an extension for my offer deadline of Month written out / Day. After talking with Engineering Career Services, I have learned that my university recommends students are given three weeks in order to fully consider an offer and make an informed decision. The university guidelines are listed here: https://ecs.grainger.illinois.edu/student-resources/offers/guidelines. Although I am excited about interning at XYZ Company, would you be able to adhere to my university’s offer deadline guidelines?
Thank you for your consideration of my request.
- Appreciate the opportunity and express your excitement of this offer
- Propose if it is possible to negotiate the offer
- Provide your rationale
- Ask to set up a phone call or video meeting
- Express your gratitude for their consideration
Dear Ms. Williams,
Thank you for selecting me as a candidate for the Structural Engineer position at XYZ Company. I am pleased to inform you that I am accepting this position and excited for my start date. Thank you again for the opportunity as I am eager to make a positive contribution to the organization. Please let me know if there is any additional information or paperwork you need.
I appreciate you and your team taking the time to meet with me to discuss the opportunity for employment within the Research and Development Team. After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to accept another position that was a better fit for me at this time. However, I remain very interested in your company and the work that you do and would welcome the potential for future opportunities.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Can I back out an offer if I have already accepted?
Reneging on an accepted offer (internship or full time) is not acceptable and may result in permanent loss of access to Handshake @ Illinois and other services provided by the University of Illinois Career Services offices, including Virtual Career Fairs.
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