Cornell University

Office of Career Services

201 Ives Hall, 607-255-7816

Declining

A view of Ives HallIf you decide not to accept an offer, be sure to express your great appreciation for the opportunity that was extended to you. Explain why another offer you've received (or another career step you're taking) better matches your needs or desires at this point. Keep the door open for the future, and stay in touch by calling or writing every now and then.