The Art Institutes (HQ) Assistant Director of Admissions Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ).

Interview Details

Sent in my application through their online site, received an email within 2 days to set up an interview for the next week. I came through a referral so they were very excited to meet me.

When I first got in they required that I fill out a full paper application, even though all of the information they were requesting was already submitted electronically. This was my first red flag, why waste 20 minutes of my time - so that I was then late to my interview - to fill out a paper application when one is already available to the company? The interview was based on this paper application and you could tell the application and resume was glanced over for a few seconds at most and they conducted the interview accordingly. If you invite someone in for an interview you would think they would have reviewed your resume for at least a couple minutes to get a slight feel of the person.

They were not interested in anything but sales experience, even with a thorough background in education. No commission, but it is 100% a sales job. They described it as "only" 4 hours of cold calling a day, with other administrative tasks the rest of the day. Interview was less than 30 minutes with a tour around the building afterwards. Building was small and it made me uneasy that they were convincing mostly low-income students to pay $100k+ to attend an arts school. They were definitely looking for people who were hungry for the job, and I took the interview as a courtesy to my referrer, not because I truly wanted the position. I did not get the position, and found out through a letter at the end of the week. The entire process seemed dated, I didn't realize company's still sent rejection letters.

Interview Questions
  • Questions were usual interview questions, kept asking if I had any sales experience.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for The Art Institutes (HQ)

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    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Not an accurate title for the position. You're really an admissions counselor. Making up to a min of 100 calls daily.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not interested

    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ).

    Interview Details

    I received a call about a week later after I applied for the position. I had one interview and I was hired. It's very easy to get hired here.

    Interview Questions
    • None. I was asked "why" I wanted the position. Overall, it was a very "to the point" interview process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, take it or leave it. The company is on a very strict budget.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    1st = Group Interview. Very flashy, but very vague
    2nd= Met with Director of Admissions. Again, very flashy... and more of the focus on on her and her life story. Very weird.
    3rd= Met with the President of the Campus. Again, just weird. Non-job related questions and more of a life story/talking to fill quiet air. I found myself fishing for answers to try to get to the bottom of what it was that I would REALLY be doing in the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was promised a salary raise on an annual basis when I took the position. However, due to the decline in popularity among for-profit education (especially EDMC) it was recently announced that there were no longer raises or job advancement available.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Took 2 Weeks to hear back after interview asked if I like helping people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    42K per year
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Director of Admission Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very basic interview... nothing too specific... seems like they will hire most people who can speak well, and aren't on drugs.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you stay motivated since we can't pay commission?   Answer Question
    • Out of 25 ADA's how high on the list do you think you can be after 6 months?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter. Then a group interview with other candidates. At the end of the group interview you will meet individually with the director who will ask you a few questions. If you make it to the next round you will meet with the senior director, HR and at least one director for a final interview. The key is to be animated and talkative. You may not receive an answer that day but a next day offer is expected.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty typical sales questions. How do you stay motivated when doing a task over and over again? (You make a lot of dials on the phone.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a recruiter. First, had a group info session where they discussed what the position would entail. It was a very thorough presentation and quite comprehensive. There were six candidates in the room and it seemed crucial to ask questions and to stand out. Following, there was a one on one interview that lasted approximately five minutes. Received a call back a day later. Went back to be interviewed by the two directors and the executive director. I received news the same day by the recruiter that they wanted to make an offer. Less than a week later, HR contacted me with the salary offer and was informs there would be a background check.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was offers a higher salary than the initial base that was mentioned and quite higher than my past salary so there seemed no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was fed lies by all interviewers. Had four different phone interviews and one in person interview. Took about a month to get the job offer. The job description made it sound as if we were going to help people and run our own business, however, we are micro managed and feeding students lies.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult or unexpected they wanted to know about me and my background. They like people with a lot of drive and motivation, a bit of an ego can help you. That's if you really want to work for this company.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was explained the pay range would go from 40-50k and I tried negotiating asking for 45. They offered 42 and said there was zero wiggle room to ask for more. Men definitely make more money at this company even though the women produce the best there.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    The company is very upfront that the interview process could take 2 - 3 months. Interview started with a presentation of answers to frequently asked questions. Then we were given a tour from one of the "Assistant Directors." This title implies management, but it is just a sales position. The actual assistant director is called the associate director. The position is about 6-8 hours of calling combined with 2 hours or so of giving interested students tours of the facility and then signing them up for the next step. After the tour we went to a 15-20 minute interview.

    The people seemed professional and kind. The interview was standard. Why this job? What are your strengths? Were you ever frustrated with not making a sale and what did you do? The interviewer was concerned that I had other Saturday obligations for a couple of months and stated that this was a problem. This company wants you to eat, sleep, and breath sales for them without scheduling conflicts.

    This is an hourly position that depends on mandatory overtime to make the stated salary of $30-$35,000. With the time and half and the hours expected 55-60 this puts the hourly wage at around $10 per hour. It seemed that the management was looking for people that were "hungry" for a job, and willing to wait a long time to get it. The other applicants interviewing with me were also put off by the long term interview process. We all had interviews with other companies the following week. This seems like a good way to lose top talented personnel.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever lost a sale and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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