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www.wmich.edu
Kalamazoo, MI
501 to 1000 employees
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College / University
Education
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Western Michigan University (WMU) serves about 25,000 students at its main campus in Kalamazoo and branch campuses in Battle Creek, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Muskegon, South Haven, and Traverse City, Michigan. The public university offers ... Read more

Western Michigan University Reviews

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    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
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    I worked at Western Michigan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Kalamazoo is a great city. There's actually a lot to do in terms of arts, food, and entertainments. Some of the programs, like the theater program and the Medieval Studies program, are amazing.

    Cons

    Middle management was often timid and defensive, and hence ineffectual. Not a lot of room for thinking outside the box. Lots of insecure middle-aged guys running things.

    Advice to Management

    You're serving students. It's not smart or desirable to fashion a university like a business. Only sham universities do that. WMU serves too vast an important student population to try and take cues from for-profit colleges.

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Western Michigan University Interviews

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    Resident Assistant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Western Michigan University.

    Interview

    Was divided into two interviews, a group interview and individual. The group interview/s were activity based and you worked alongside 6-7 other candidates. The activities ranged from solving puzzles to "designing the perfect residence hall".

    The individual interviews were all conducted in the same room. Best way to describe it is it was very similar to speed dating except instead of talking to one person you talk to 3-4 people.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your idea of a perfect program and how can you use your creativity to advertise these programs to your residents?   Answer Question
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Western Michigan University Awards & Accolades

  • Great Colleges to Work For, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC, 2009

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