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    Current Employee - Event Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Catholic University part-time

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    Pros

    Great atmosphere, the people are amazing. Passion and love of the school are qualities every employee holds.

    Cons

    Athletic facilities are dated - lack of monetary resources.

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    Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Catholic University (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First, there was a phone screening. The person performing the screening told me the interview process would be as follows: finish the rest of the phone screenings; conduct phone interviews for the best candidates from the phone screenings; invite the strongest phone interview contenders onto campus for the first round of interviews; then have a second round of interviews based on the first round of on campus interviews; and finally provide an offer. Apparently, I did so well during the screening, I was asked to come in for an interview. I was flattered.

    However, it snowed the day before my interview. The University had a 2 hour delayed opening. I was in constant email contact with one of the two interviewers, letting her know I was going to be there when the university opened if it didn't disrupt the interviewers schedule. She assured me everything was fine, and to be at the university when it opened.

    When I arrived at the interview, I was greeted by the phone screener and the second interviewer. She told me that the other interviewer could not make it because the public schools were closed and he needed to stay home and take care of his child.

    She and I continued the interview, with most of the same questions she asked on the phone being asked again face-to-face. The only other different interview question asked is given below. Whether I answered it properly or not (to her subjective liking) is another question. I'm assuming not, since she told me she'd call me "In a couple of days," to reschedule the interview to include the other interviewer, but she never did.

    She never even called to say the position was given to someone else. I called after 2 weeks wondering what happened (as I am from academia. This is the first time applying for staff positions. As a professor, I always received an email, phone call, letter, something that told me what was next). That's when she told me they offered the job to someone else, and if that person doesn't accept, then she'll contact me. Pretty rude in my book.

    Interview Questions

    • "We have a male professor who only teaches using videos. How would you approach this person and help him change?"   1 Answer

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Website www.cua.edu
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1887
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Catholic University of America (CUA), established in 1887 by US bishops, has an enrollment of more than 6,700 students from all 50 states and about 100 countries. With graduate and undergraduate programs in 12 colleges, CUA offers degrees in such fields as architecture and planning, arts and sciences, engineering, music, and nursing. The Catholic University of America is the only US university with ecclesiastical faculties granting canonical degrees in canon law, philosophy, and theology. Some 90% of undergraduates and 60% of graduate students are Catholic. The... More

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