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Virginia International University Overview

Fairfax, VA
51 to 200 employees
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Virginia International University is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which strives to make higher education affordable to students from all over the world. The university offers degree programs at the graduate, undergraduate and certificate levels as well as ESL ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to educate students from all over the world through a highly qualified, equally diverse faculty and staff, while striving to provide academic programs at the graduate, undergraduate, and certificate levels that engender the intellectual curiosity, critical ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Virginia International University part-time (More than a year)


    It was always a very good learning experience


    There are no cons as far as I know

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Virginia International University Interviews



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    Web Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Virginia International University in November 2017.


    First of all the total interview took almost 2 months. First, phone interview with the HR everything goes fine, she said she will call me within next 2 weeks. Two weeks later the IT department called and said he will call me the next week with some test for the job.
    Next week comes by, HR or IT department did not call me but emailed me saying "There will be Skype interview with the IT department" and for some reason, the soonest that I could do would be the next 2 weeks.

    It's roughly 4 weeks now. And because I am a good person and always understand people's condition I tried to give this a chance.

    Now comes to the Skype interview. I met 2 of the IT department persons. They assigned me a test to design one of their web pages and they also mentioned about the job responsibility which I am applying for.
    He said he will need me to design a website (with Adobe or any design tools) and give it to the other department to get it develop or code. However, the test that they gave me, requires me to design as well as develop within a short amount of time.

    Again because I am a nice person and just want to get this over with (even though that's not what I am applying for and that is not listed in the job responsibility) I give it a go.

    After I send the test. One week goes by, no phone call, or email from any of the department. I tried to give them heads up. Turns out, they forgot to notify me that I passed the test.

    2 weeks later they want me to come to their campus in Virginia to talk to another IT department for the final interview. I thought this is gonna be more of the design talk since that's the position that I was applied for. Plus, I remember from the last interview with one of the IT department, told me that all I do would be design the website, possibly making a mockup and do some test on the website.

    Oh god no, they asked me about immigration questions and the technical questions that have nothing to do with web design. Every different aspect of code and development of the website, even SEO question (search engine optimization) which I never even mention it in my resume. In the end, I look like a donkey who had no idea even what they are asking. And the good part is I don't get the job

    Interview Questions

    • What is white space? it's the technical part of the development website.   1 Answer
    • Do you have any experience in SEO?   1 Answer
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Virginia International University Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2014
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters, BWC, 2013

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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