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Hammond, IN
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Stu Reed
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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Towson, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brightwood College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met some amazing people that strives to make the school grow

    Cons

    The school closed down without any warning to staff faculty or students

    Advice to Management

    Be more informative

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Brightwood College Interviews

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    Physical Therapist Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Brightwood College.

    Interview

    The college asked me to present a power point that was "entertaining" as that is why they believe that they have a 50% failure rate on their students passing board exams. Their students need to be engaged and entertained. (They also told me that I would not be teaching, but would hold a clinical role in helping their students find clinicals-- so why the power point? I don't know).

    After I finished my power point, and as I was waiting to be walked out, I overheard their staff actually laughing at me and my presentation/and or appearance. It was demoralizing and one of the most unprofessional things I have ever been through. This is the reason I'm writing this review. To warn people of the folks that work there.

    I also see that the job opening for PT is still available. I interviewed months ago. The PTA school told me that they must have a PT on staff by law. They also told me they had many more PT's to interview. I did receive a note telling me I did not get the job, however, the only thing professional about the process.

    Here is my question to you all:

    Why are they wasting physical therapist's time and asking for a well thought out and researched power point presentation for the interview except to waste our time. Surely, they should have found a proper candidate for the position now.

    I wonder if their endless interviewing is just a way to address state requirements of having a PT on staff without actually offering someone the job and paying them. Are they simply reporting to the state that they are interviewing for the position but haven't found the proper person yet.

    And, if Brightwood really wants their PTA's to pass the Board Exams, they need to be taught be PT's and not PTA's. PTA's simply do not have the knowledge to pass along to their students what is necessary to pass a board exam.

    The vast majority of PTA schools that I have seen have several PT's on staff, overseeing the student's education.

    Interview Questions

    • I presented on Memory Loss. One of their faculty instructors asked me what Omega 3's were.
      Hmmm..... No wonder their students aren't passing the board exam.   2 Answers
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