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Montclair State Interviews

Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014

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    Assistant Director, Cooperative Education Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Upper Montclair, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Upper Montclair, NJ
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    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Montclair State.

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    Totally unprofessional interview process.

    I was called to interview as an assistant director of cooperative education position; the search committee chairwoman, a biology professor, indicated in the e-mail that there were eight faculty members on the committee, so bring enough copies of your handout. She also said I would be meeting with the Dean of the school, after the interview with the search committee.

    So I arrived the usual ten minutes early. Fifteen minutes after the scheduled start time, the secretary escorted me to a conference room down the hall. The committee chairwoman was there, and two other professors. The chairwoman said I would not be meeting with the Dean afterwards. Okay.

    They asked me to give the presentation first, so I did that. The director of the career center arrived ten minutes later, after the interview had started. After I finished the presentation a couple of the faculty members asked me a question. The others just sat there in silence. The chair asked me if I had any questions, so I asked a few, and they gave their answers. I smiled and tried to engage with them, but these folks were clearly just going through the motions. Then they thanked me and I left.

    I never heard back from them, not even an e-mail stating they had selected a final candidate. I found out months later they gave the job to someone who was already working in another office on campus. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. What’s wrong is wasting the time of the other candidates who had no chance of being hired.

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Headquarters Montclair, NJ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1908
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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With its roots as a teaching college, it's fitting that today Montclair State University (MSU) offers the nation's only doctorate in pedagogy (the art and science of teaching). For more than 100 years MSU has provided a comprehensive curriculum for future educators, as well as other students studying a variety of subjects. With an enrollment of nearly 18,000, MSU operates through five schools and colleges -- College of the Arts, College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, and the School of... More

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