Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fwd: Your Application with Midland University

He he. I filed an application for a position as Dean of a College of Business with a small regional university. I got my doctorate from the number one public university graduate school in global affairs, with a focus on economics of science and technology for innovation. I led graduate programs all over the nation with creativity and innovation, promoting new innovative curriculum and advocating for and introducing new technology and new means of meeting the needs of unconventional graduate students in the classroom for over twenty years. My Juris Doctor degree focused in part in international business contracts and intellectual property law and I was there working for our federal court when the largest patent lawsuit in Nebraska's history happened right before my eyes—lowly law clerk impressed with seeking all these million dollars a year attorneys landing in our state from DC for over a month with a tens of millions of dollars patent infringement case against a once small now nationally reputed Nebraska grown manufacturing business. One that will hurt a lot because of the new tariffs in steel imports. The hurting will pass to Nebraska farmers and other small businesses. Wait... I advocated new business trans-Atlantic relations inside the framework of the NATO Parliament since the early 1990s, at a time when the US was barely waking up from the Cold War and the White House was still struggling for far too long to find solutions to South East Europe's crises. Today more than ever the nation and every one of us relies on businesses and communities supporting entrepreneurship and small business development from the ground up in response to the global and national crises that continue to face us. Yet, we all too often don't get it. Because we don't want to learn to get it. 

As you pass Fremont NE, where this little University is, to head to the lakes for a swim, the poverty and missed opportunities of the place strike you. The University got a President who left right after he got the Presidency because he won the race to become Nebraska's then junior Senator to Washington DC. Turnover at this little University has been just as strong as with its President. Student numbers must be dropping and hence finances are tight, and the curriculum has been frozen in time for over two decades if not more, at least that I know of. Just as the country's policies on business and in international trade now are inspired by and come from the era of before the Great Depression. 

I got a letter via email in response to my job application. It took the search committee no more than 14 minutes (from 8 to 8:14 am) on a Saturday morning to assess my credentials against the requirements of the position. Really? They found a better candidate during such time. 

I can only be impressed at how well HR works in this day and age. Congratulations. As for the business college... Best of success. It seems that new business graduates will invade America from China, India, Brazil and the like before we get a chance to even wake up from our decades long sleep. 

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.
Chief Future Architect, InnovationTrek
We got here. What's next?
Accelerate Innovation. 
In companies and self.
Grow flow. Naturally.

Begin forwarded message:

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From: "Human Resources" <>
Date: March 24, 2018 at 8:14:32 AM CDT
Subject: RE: Your Application with Midland University

Dear Adrian Petrescu,

Thank you for your interest in employment at Midland University and for the time you have invested in the process. Your application was carefully reviewed for the role of  Midland University Dunklau School of Business. At this time, there were other candidates who more closely matched the qualifications we were seeking.

Please continue to stay abreast of our employment opportunities and consider applying for a future or alternate role within the University.  If you have already applied for other position(s), your resume will continue to be reviewed in the context of those roles unless you hear otherwise.

We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.


Midland University Human Resources

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