James Madison University Interview Questions

Updated Feb 10, 2015
Updated Feb 10, 2015
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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the JMU recruitment website, simply had to submit a cover letter and short resume. The interview was with the Building Manager for the Student Success Center that I was applying to be an assistant in as well as the building's scheduler. Talked a lot about myself and what I put on my resume. Turns out the guys love soccer so we talked about that for a little which eased the tension a lot!

    Interview Questions
    • How can your major help me and my colleague better do our job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Had to let them know what time I needed off but past that you get schedule when you get scheduled
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PASS Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    In order to be considered, you must first have a faculty member vouch for you. Some departments will have a GPA minimum in specific coursework related to the class. Usually a 3.5 for a specific course. If you achieve these requirements, there will be a 20 - 30 minute interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard questions: How do you think someone for this position should act and is acting to improve classroom learning?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assignments Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    Arrive 30 minutes early to afford time to find parking, have a positive attitude and exert as much energy as you can muster. Diversity is a very big part of the education system there, so learn what it is, and make it a large reason for your employment search there. If you are not supportive of LGBT rights, this is not the place for you!

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a hiring committee of 4 people, who were all very knowledgeable about their department. Two were extremely nice and social. The interview process was an initial phone interview and a secondary follow-up interview "in person" that was an all-day interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked the favorite thing I had ever written, which surprised me, since I had turned in three writing samples of my favorites, and had said on my resume I had 11 years of professional writing experience.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was young and naive, (only my second professional job) and I didn't negotiate the salary. It was a huge raise from my current job, so I accpeted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Resident Advisor Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    There were two interviews - one with an office staff member, and one with a hall director. I really enjoyed both interviews. They were more of a conversation than an interview. They asked questions about handing conflict, diversity issues, working with groups, time management, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific questions about diversity - like how we would address issues facing a resident from another country   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Chemistry Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Interview Details

    in need of an instructor immediately.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    it was a par time position hourly salary
    Accepted Offer
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    Centennial Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    To be interviewed, you must write a simple one page essay on the following three questions: 1. What academic, social, and emotional challenges do you anticipate as a JMU student?
    2. What do you expect to gain from the Centennial Scholars Program? What do you expect to contribute? And, how do you think it will support your educational goals and plans?
    3. Please explain your perceived academic strengths and weaknesses.

    The interview portion is much more difficult however, it is always a board room full of graduate students as well as the director of the program (usually totals about 10 or more people) and the questions are ones that you may not initially anticipate. Make sure that you know information about the program besides the scholarship money that you will receive.

    Interview Questions
    • Know about obstacles you have overcome and have several weaknesses prepared and how you dealt with them in a positive way   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at James Madison University.

    Interview Details

    Submit materials, phone interview, on-campus interview with lots and lots of interview sessions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at James Madison University in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the university website. The interview process was very laid back. Two supervisors were present at the interview. They ask you a lot of "what if" questions and give you different scenarios and ask you questions about them. I got offered the job as soon as my interview was over.

    Interview Questions
    • They gave a scenario and you had to put things in order of importance.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intramural Site Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at James Madison University in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by the professional staff and some of the other site managers which can be intimidating. Just be yourself and do your homework, there are some situation questions Ask some of the site managers about the interview process and what they are looking for, the site managers will be happy to provide info.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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