Grand Canyon University Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview

    The online application was pretty straightforward. The interview process seemed superficial. I spoke with a recruiter who asked a series of canned questions. Having apparently given the appropriate, politically correct answers, I was informed my file would be forwarded for review by someone in the specific college. I never spoke with that person. My file was reviewed and I was approved to continue the process.

    Next I was informed that I would be required to complete 8 hours of asynchronous training within a specified one week period AND 3 weeks of online orientation - without pay.

    The online orientation required me to be present and engaged online at least 4 of 7 days each week. To complete the necessary tasks this took 1-2 hours per day.

    During the last week I received a call that I would be "penciled in" to teach a particular course. This is the course I was 'hired' to teach.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions. The interview was very basic and seemed to be verifying information in my CV.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There were no negotiations. The faculty pay is based on the number of students enrolled. There is some indication on the website that it is not the initial enrollment that determines the compensation but the retained enrollment after a specified period of time.

  2.  

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    During the interview, two interviewers asked performance based questions using a method titled as STAR. These questions namely focused on your past experiences. During this time, the two gentlemen write down your answers on paper looking for key words. Overall, the interviewers are not interviewing but rather reporting. There is no personal dialogue.

    Interview Questions

    • The STAR method, in general, is lackluster and not focused toward actually discovering the true talents of the potential employee.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Interview felt like they were looking for a warm body, not a person.

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    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview

    Had one phone interview and then one panel interview. I was notified during the phone interview that I had been approved for an in-person panel interview. They scheduled it for the next day. I completed the interview the following day, and the morning after that I received a phone call with an offer. There was no drug test, but there was a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked for a lot of specific on the job situations and scenarios. It was easy. They like to see that you're able to multitask, work under pressure, complete quality and accurate work, and still be a positive representation of the university to students and leads.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate

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    University Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview

    Three part interview phone interview with recruiter, in person interview, and the offer acceptance. Be ready to review current, or previous sales background. Three part interview phone interview with recruiter, in person interview, and the offer acceptance. Be ready to review current, or previous sales background.

    Negotiation

    It was short

  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Grand Canyon University in May 2014.

    Interview

    Totally unprofessional in person interview! Expected to be interviewed at 7:30pm at night almost 2 hours away from my home. Then actual interview was near a bar in a hotel and didn't actually begin until 8:30pm!!! I spent hours creating a powerpoint presentation and when I got to interview, she didn't even have me present it!

    Interview Questions

    • They are going to ask you lots of sales oriented questions - not student affairs related.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Talent Acquisition Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Formal and direct. The decision makers were available and all of the questions I had were answered. I prepared well before the interview to ask questions to help me make the decision if this was the right opportunity for me at the time. Questions were standard behavioral and the interviewers appreciated that I was able to quantify the results I've achieved with my previous employers.

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted offer with another organization

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Refused to Say Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Grand Canyon University.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any questions that I considered to be difficult.   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (4)  

    Online Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    Negotiation

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

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Instructional Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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

  11. Helpful (2)  

    University Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) in November 2013.

    Interview

    There was an email for interview with HR for screening. The HR interviewer was 30 minutes late for the telephone interview. Then it moved on to a phone interview with the hiring manager. The final interview was face to face in Phoenix with the executive director and the hiring manager. This involved a presentation of a proposed business plan for territory management and interview questions. This lasted about 60 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach contact generation in a difficult territory where potential clients have never even heard of your company's existence?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation allowed.

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