I accepted an entry-level job offer from a fortune 100 company for after graduation. Throughout the entire interviewing process I knew that any offer received would be contingent upon passing a background and drug test. With this in mind, I am plenty clean of any drug use and can confidently say I would pass a drug test today.
My issue is that I was given an 80-day window during which I would have to start this background check. That 80-day window opens this coming Thursday. I reached out to the company the other day to ask a few questions about various things and one of those questions was 'when will the background check begin?'
I was told I would receive information about the test in about a month. This would fall squarely in the middle of finals and a post-graduation trip I have planned. Would I be able to ask her to expedite the process without it looking unprofessional? Does anyone with HR experience know about the process of background testing a new hire? Can the talent acquisition employee I have been speaking with easily push it through on Thursday or does it require a lot of paperwork? Is it a huge pain in the ass to give someone special treatment or does it not really matter?