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Western Governors University Student Mentor - Faculty Interview Questions

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Western Governors University in December 2014.

Interview Details

I received an email from a recruiter through Linkedin requesting to speak with me about the position. I scheduled a time to speak with the recruiter the next day. She discussed the position and duties. The interview was very basic. Asked questions about skills that apply to this position, background,.all pretty standard interview questions. The recruiter indicated that I would be a good candidate and asked that I complete the application for the position on the WGU site. Two days later I received a call back from the recruiter letting me know that I had been recommended for a second interview and to expect an email shortly. Later that afternoon, I received an email for the second interview with the hiring manager. This was an Adobe session, so instructions were provided for logging in and checking your web cam. This second interview was again very basic, I believe I asked more questions than the interviewer did. This person asked questions like tell me about your experience and background and how they fit this position.
Second interview again was a very pleasant experience. We discussed the company culture and the importance of supporting student success. We discussed a potential start date if I were chosen and I was told I would get a follow up if selected. This manager did explain that there could be a third interview, but she was not sure -- but I would definitely get a follow-up within the week. This second interview would turn out to be my final interview.Within a week, I received an email stating that I was being offered the job and to provide a time convenient to discuss the details.

This was another manager. This person congratulated me for being accepted officially offered me the job. Discussed all the benefits and gave me the salary. There was no negotiation necessary as the salary offered was exactly what I wanted and expected based on my research of the company.

All in all excellent experience. Everyone in the process were more than supportive in answering any and all questions I had. This company really knows what they want and how to get it. I personally have never had a better interview experience and I have been working for the past 20+ years.

The hiring process was very easy and straightforward. I was told by the hiring manager what each step would be, what to expect and when. I received an official offer letter, background check information, travel arrangement information, etc. All within days of the offer.

Outstanding experience !

Interview Questions
  • There were no difficult questions." Give examples of helping others overcome obstacles?" Explain a Positive and Negative outcome of this task.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation needed. I actually used the Glassdoor reviews to gauge the salary. The recruiter discussed salary range with me. When I received the offer call, I was offered the top of the range without having to negotiate for it.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Western Governors University

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    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview from HR, standard questions. I have my second interview soon. The questions were simple: asking how you handle students that had problems, etc. They basically talked about what they had to offer and wanted to make sure you are on board before going futher.

    Interview Questions
    • I am still waiting on an offer because I have not had my second interview, so I am putting no in the offer section   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Western Governors University in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in March and received a phone call in August about interviewing for the position. The interviews were very straightforward. They showed me some job responsibilities and asked if I could do that and asked general interview questions about conflict. I had three interviews within a week and was told that they would submit my application for an offer and that I would hear back next week. It took two weeks but I did receive an offer and accepted the position.

    Interview Questions
    • There werent any difficult questions. They were all standard interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. They offered the salary and I accepted it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Western Governors University in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was concise and informative. Set up for in person interview was effective and information given was helpful. In person interview seemed to go off very well...however interviewer was moving to new position...so follow up was complicated.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questionable practices -- required date of high school graduation as well as college graduation to complete the online application. Received immediate "thanks but no thanks" although I had over 5 years' online teaching experience. I believe I experienced age discrimination, as I am over 40.

    Interview Questions
    • I was very surprised to have "date of graduation" and "years of total work experience" as required questions on the online interview. Potential age discrimination.   View Answer
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    One telephone interview- only 2 questions - tell me about ypurself. How will a typical day look like

    No Offer
  7.  

    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Various interviews starring with a screening from HR. Then on to a conference call with a program manager. After that call is another conference call with a senior manager using Skype.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    A little wiggle room based on years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty straightforward, email contact, then some phone calls...was told on the face to face interview that I would have flexible hours and get great experience working online with students...

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and then face to face interview.

    The interviewer for the face to face interview yawned during the entire interview. He also seemed bored and uninterested during the entire interview, which made the interview awkward. Followed by another phone interview with Program Managers and Associate Provost.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They had a range and either the General Manager or Associate Provost decided which side of the range to give you.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    interviewed at Western Governors University in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The first call was with a recruiter who did a quick phone interview and let you know when you could expect a phone call for your next interview on a particular day. The second phone interview is with a manager in that department area (this may not be your actual manager once hired) and you are asked situational interview questions. The ones that start with, "Tell me about a time when you have had to...." So review your past roles and think of times when you've handled challenging aspects well.

    Interview Questions
    • There no unexpected questions. Because you work from home they are looking for how well you self-manage and deal with issues as they arise. So be prepared for that.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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