Dear Academics, Administrators, and University Personnel,
I'm collecting anonymous true stories of hilarious, shocking, jaw dropping, and horrific campus visit experiences for a blog, screenplay, (and possible book) titled "Campus Visit". My aim is to highlight the comedic, bizarre, harrowing and down right ridiculous aspects of this high pressure interview process. Many of us have stories, or have heard stories of wardrobe malfunctions, cancelled flights, rude hosts, debauched presentations, department dynamics, blown contracts, gender politics, social faux pas, and just plain craziness!
Stories from all points of view are welcome - Candidates, Administrators, HR etc.
Your stories will be kept anonymous and confidential. You don't need to name the school, specific people, or reveal your identity to me. You may email from an anonymous email account if you wish. Feel free to make up names to protect identities involved. If you don't I will!
I won't publish people's real names, or names of Universities to protect privacy, anonymity, and identities.
Please email stories to:
Visit the blog at: campusvisitstories.wordpress.com
For now, I wish to remain anonymous as I am currently on the market, and in post Campus Visit limbo. :)
Let me know if I can answer any questions.
I hope the blog is something we can all enjoy, and is helpful for those entering the world of academia.
Just for a laugh,