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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
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$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Working at American University

Fulfilling the vision of George Washington for a national university in the country's capital, American University was chartered by an Act of Congress in 1893 as a private, independent, co-educational institution under the auspices of the United Methodist ... Read more

Mission: American University creates meaningful change in the world. With highly ranked schools and colleges and internationally recognized faculty, AU offers a balance between class time and career-advancing experience in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Its students, among the ... Read more

American University Reviews

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    I worked at American University full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Enjoyable workplace. Positive encouragement.

    Cons

    Racial issues on campus. Did not address the issues with racism when they came up.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the racism.

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American University Interviews

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    Assistant Director of Recruitment and Advising Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at American University (Washington, DC) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online with an employee referral. I had a phone interview a couple of days later. I was then invited to submit a writing sample. When I didn't hear back about the writing sample by the Friday deadline, I emailed the point of contact who then invited me to an in-person interview for Monday morning (short notice). I interviewed with different teams and people for 4 hours and found out later that week they were going with someone else.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deliver news about a bad decision someone else made.   Answer Question
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    • Tell me about a time you worked with a person who had a different personality than you.   Answer Question
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American University Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012

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