Job Search Requirements

  • Be 21 years of age or older and legally authorized to work in the United States for at least two (2) years consecutively beginning the first day of your job search
  • Be proficient in both spoken and written English;
  • Complete the assignments and steps that appear on your Careers dashboard for the relevant program within 60 days of passing the final verification and before your job-seeking start date;
  • Be responsive to communications from the Master’s in Software Development (MSD) Career Services team, including but not limited to Career Coaching and Business Development, within three business days (or within reason accounting for unforeseen or extenuating circumstances);
  • Complete two mock interviews with your Career Coach or other representative of the MSD program;
  • Be available, if invited, to interview for a minimum of three interviews per week;

  • On a weekly basis, update your job-search tracking report with a written summary of job-seeking activities;

  • Spend at least 35 hours/week on applications, interviews, and other job-search activities condoned by MSD Strategies department. Keep a journal of such activities.
  • Submit responses to any code-challenges associated with any job application on-time or within one week of receipt if due date is not specified;

  • Upon request by MSD, provide evidence of attending all scheduled interviews;

  • Post at least 5 GitHub commits per week to your public GitHub profile;

  • Post at least 1 technical blog post per week on a public URL that can be verified by the MSD;

  • Email your Career Coach within one business day, of receipt of any job offer, including the date of the job offer, name and address of the entity extending the offer, and the title and compensation rate of the position being offered;
  • Be willing to work in person within a reasonable commuting distance from the main work or residence address from which you are job-seeking, and be willing to work remotely; and
  • Am not working 30 hours or more at any job (or combination of part-time jobs) that doesn’t qualify for the tuition guarantee (including as an employee, apprentice, intern or independent contractor) so that I can give full focus to my job search.
    • Qualifying Job Offers contingent upon a background check or drug test will be considered to satisfy the requirement at the time of receipt; recipients of Qualifying Job Offers that are revoked following an employer-initiated drug test or background check will not be eligible for any tuition refund.