Kaplan University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014
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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview Details

    Interview process - there were so many candidates that they brought in all candidates in to one room. Staff explained the company and the position available. I did not realize that our 2 min introductory speech would be the only communication on skills and what the candidate brings to the position. There was no warning that this would be the only time to pitch ourselves and I was disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    • Giving a 2 min pitch on yourself in front of the rest of the candidates.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Admission Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Kaplan University in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was given a phone interview by a recruiter and ask some behavioral questions, at the end of our 25 minutes interview she offer to set me up for a second interview with a manager. I had the interview and was interviewed by the ADOA and the DOA. They threw behavioral questions requesting to give examples and outcomes.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when I plan something that back fired on me, honestly I have never made an work related plans that back fired   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't attempt to negotiate since they were pay pretty well compared to other colleges
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Director of Career Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Kaplan University in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Traditional hiring process you apply on-line, follow-up and schedule meetings. Non-Traditional interviewing process it took multiple interviews completed a 1:1, then a group, then a lunch, then a presentation. You have to then complete an on-line application and background check release which can take up to minimum one week and maximum 30 days. Be prepared to share all previous employers, length of employment, and the time period. They will consider applicants with criminal convictions on case by case basis

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Kaplan University and with that why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Willing to negotiate based of experience, willingness to learn, and skills & qualifications
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Aid Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan University in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by 6 different members of financial aid management at the same time, with them all sitting around me and starring me down from the end of the table. It was a very nerve racking experience and meant to intimidate you. Luckily I don't scare easily. It took them about a week to get back to me and I had to make my decision right away.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not any negotiation, I was transferring from another department
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan University in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Thorough and detailed with multiple interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Fine.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Admissions Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Was called to set-up what I believed to be an interview after I submitted my resume' and application online. What it turned out to be was a "group" interview with about 9 other candidate. During our hour long presentation, the director explained that this position though it is titled "Admissions Ad visor" it is not inf act an advisory position, rather it is a sales position. During the presentation we were told that there would b e a short break and if the job wasn't for us or what we had expected then we could leave at that time.

    I found this to be an odd procedure. Wouldn't it just be easier to be upfront in the job description rather than reverting to a certain amount of deception to get candidates in the door?

    I felt this to be an unfair way of handling a position, though I do give points for creativity!

    No Offer
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    Adjunct Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for the job, although the interview was pretty casual. Once I passed that step, I had to come back in to audition for the job by delivering a short lesson. Attendees completed a written evaluation of my presentation, then the Dean discussed my scores with me. I was evaluated on presentation style, vocal projection, use of the whiteboard, clarity of the lesson itself, and more. Once hired, I had to submit official transcripts and complete a lot of onboarding paperwork and required online training (sexual harassment, security, etc.). The whole process from the call for the interview to being ready to teach my first class was probably close to three weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • I was graded down for mentioning that I was tired (I worked a night job at the time, so I had had very little sleep) to a few people before the actual lesson began. Since I had not been aware that I was already being evaluated, I was somewhat taken aback by this.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. For each course, the professor signs a contract for that ten week term. Salary starts out at $1,000 per course.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kaplan University in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview and then a face to face - easy process

    Negotiation Details
    Not a lot of room to negociate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Admissions Advisor II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was then contacted by email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 30 minutes with standard behavioral questions after which I was invited in for a 1:1 interview. The in person interview was more of an information session about the position and a tour of the learning center. I was asked some questions about my background and specifics about my last position.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a challenging situation and what you did to overcome it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview Details

    Name a time when you didn't get along with your employee and how did you handle it?

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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