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West Chester University, is a leading comprehensive university that excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. WCU is committed to high quality education at every level and offers more than 180 undergraduate and graduate ... Read more

Mission: West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, regional, comprehensive institution committed to providing access and offering high-quality undergraduate education, select post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a ... Read more

West Chester University Reviews

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    I worked at West Chester University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Role details change by department, but overall the hours are very flexible and the staff is very directed toward achieving specific goals.

    Cons

    The environment can be somewhat political. The focus on research and empiricism is frustrating. The goals that are established are usually rigid.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the advancement of the university toward a future vision and don't get hung up in terminology or literal rule interpretations.

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West Chester University Interviews

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    Resident Assistant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at West Chester University.

    Interview

    You apply online with your resume and preferences. You have to get 3 reccomendations and then you go through 4 group interviews where a panel of 4 residence life staff interviews 4 students together. You have to create a visual aid for the interviews that describes who you are and you have a minute to present it at each interview. Then there is a group processing day where you do team building activities and you are evaluated during them. If you miss any deadlines, you are out of the running.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you had to deal with a difficult situation working in a group   Answer Question
    • A good amount of questions were based off of the job description and you had to reference it   Answer Question
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West Chester University Awards & Accolades

  • U.S. News Top Colleges list for Online MBA, US News & World Report, 2016
  • Best Colleges (Regional Universities North), U.S.News and World Report, 2016
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