Grand Canyon University
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www.gcu.edu Phoenix, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

Grand Canyon University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2014
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Enrollment Counselor Interview

Enrollment Counselor
Phoenix, AZ

I interviewed at Grand Canyon University in June 2013.

Interview Details – they use the new "style" of "tell me a time when you..." so be prepared to give specific examples of your past accomplishments and failures

Interview Question – nothing too difficult- they just need to be VERY specific answers (names, where you were working, what happened, what was the outcome)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – there was no phase- they offered and I said yes because I was trying for 8 years to "get in" to this school because I thought they did what was right by the student

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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

Interview Details – Behavioral interview

Interview Question – There weren't any questions that I considered to be difficult.   Answer Question

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Online Instructor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

Interview Details – After completing an online application and submitting a CV, I was contacted by HR which requested further information including references and transcripts. After this, I was put into a training course, where I had to demonstrate my ability to communicate, provide substantive feedback, etc. This course was structured like an online course, and progress through this course was evaluated.

Interview Question – No questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations. I was offered a standard teaching contract for a course. I could choose to accept it, or decline.

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Enrollment Counselor Interview

Enrollment Counselor
Tempe, AZ

I applied online - interviewed at Grand Canyon University in October 2011.

Interview Details – Pre-screening with a Human Resources Recruiter, interview set up with hiring manager. Usually interviewed by hiring manager and a second manager.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you tried to satisfy a customer and it didn't work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no opportunity to negotiate if you are not coming in from another university.

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School Site Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Grand Canyon University in August 2010.

Interview Details – I did not actually interview in person - I spoke on the phone to HR and I submitted my paperwork via email. My supervisor was very kind, and it was a fairly easy process. I was emailed all of the paperwork required by a field supervisor, and I completed them on my computer and then forwarded them to the University. I was required to complete paperwork for each student I was assigned to supervise.

Interview Question – Why did I leave my previous teaching position?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no "negotiation" at all. They pay $550. per student per semester. Period. Take it or leave it. Problem was, they don't take out taxes (it killed me the next year because I didn't estimate taxes) and they don't pay mileage.

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Instructional Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

Interview Details – Applied for the position October 10th and HR set up an in-person interview about a month later. The interviewer was very warm and professional. The caliber of the questions she asked indicated that she was well-versed in recruiting. We began with the usual, "Why do you want to work here" and then questions became more specific. We went over my academic background, work experience, etc. I felt that the interviewer was genuinely interested in getting to know me personally.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There were no negotiations. The job is a contract position with a set pay.

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Admissions Counselor Interview

Admissions Counselor
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grand Canyon University in May 2009.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by HR over the telephone first; then met with some arrogant young man, then had an interview with department head.

Interview Question – Can't remember any of the questions, but they were pretty standard.   Answer Question

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Admissions Representative Interview

Admissions Representative

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Grand Canyon University in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and received a call three to four weeks later from HR to set up initial phone screen for the next evening. Had phone screen with HR and very conversational. Mostly answering situational questions that covered job duties and customer service challenges and resulting outcomes. A week later HR called back to set up call with regional director. On call with regional director, very conversational and informative about job expectations and situational experience discussed again. HR then called within a week on a Friday to set up final interview for Monday and to share final interview format. Premise is to develop a 4 page 90 day business plan and a 7 slide powerpoint to present to potential student. Produced presentation within three day timeframe and presented to regional director over the phone. After call, HR called and offered me the position.

Interview Question – Presentation and Powerpoint format was unexpected request.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They stated the base in all phases of the process and at each mention I followed up and stated that although we were close..I was expecting more each time it was discussed. When I got the offer call, they gave me exactly what I had asked...so pretty easy if you state your expectations early in the process.

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Marketing Coordinator Interview

Marketing Coordinator
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through other source and interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

Interview Details – First interview over the phone with HR. Second interview the next day on campus with my soon-to-be direct manager. Third interview that same week on campus with one if the Assistant VPs.

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Enrollment Counselor Interview

Enrollment Counselor

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Grand Canyon University in April 2012.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview then meet face to face with a panel of managers

Interview Question – Was there ever a time when you felt overwhelmed by the expectations of enrolling a potential student?   View Answer

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