Valencia College
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Valencia College Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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Mathematics Tutor Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Valencia College

Interview Details – Very straightforward.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had a conflict and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question

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Adjunct Professor Interview

Adjunct Professor
Kissimmee, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Valencia College.

Interview Details – I applied during an adjunct fair job post. I received an email letting me know details of the fair where we got split up in groups by department. I interviewed with one of the department coordinators, and had to follow up in order to receive my next interview.

Interview Question – Standard academic job questions.   Answer Question

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Building V, Second Floor Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Valencia College

Interview Details – Students are important, Students come first. Mean your business. Get to know people. Diversify your portfolio. Prepare and do not be nervous. Minorities do not put your hopes up. You might get a chance if you apply for the one position that they will release to a minority to cover the bias that is present that Valencia

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Audio Visual Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Valencia College

Interview Details – Apply online. call you right after. very easy interview. know what AV is.

Negotiation Details – no negotitation

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Adjunct Professor Interview

Adjunct Professor

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Valencia College.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the discipline chair in the department, not someone in HR. I had a short phone interview and then was asked to come in for a face to face. That meeting was an interview, but also a bit of an orientation to the job and the office. I was hired that afternoon. The tone of the interview was casual but professional, and they were more interested in my interest in the job than my experience. I left feeling happy to be a part of the team, and relaxed about my boss.

Interview Question – There was no syllabus for the section that I was going to teach - and I was asked how I'd go about getting that together. Having never taught before, that was a bit of a challenging question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There isn't one. Adjunct salaries are set, based on your highest level of education.

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Administrative Assistant Interview

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I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Valencia College.

Interview Details – The interview process always consists of a panel of at least 5 people, usually more. One person on the committee usually represents HR, while the rest are typically comprised of individuals from the area in which you are applying. The panel typically gives candidate an opportunity to tell about themselves and then will begin asking questions. Usually each panel member will ask 2-3 questions. The questions will vary from the standard interview questions to those more specific to the job or division to which you are applying. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. There may be a typing test or writing sample required. If the committee forwards your name, you will typically be asked to come in again to interview with the head of the department to which you applied. If selected for the position HR will make the offer, not the people with which you interviewed.

Interview Question – There will be some question about diversity that sometimes takes people by surprise, such as What does diversity mean to you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There really is no negotiation for salary in these type of positions. It's take it or leave it. The HR department makes all job offers, not the people that you interview with. It typically does not take that long to get an offer if you are selected. All offers are contingent on background and drug test.

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Very Easy Interview

Adjunct Professor Interview

Adjunct Professor
Orlando, FL

I applied through other source - interviewed at Valencia College in May 2013.

Interview Details – My qualifications as an M.D. was drawn to the attention of the Dean, who was actively looking for someone to teach that particular class.
Once I presented my qualifications, I was offered the position. I had taken my resume and a cover letter just in case, and they were added to my application. There was an online application aspect as well, which I was allowed to fill out whilst I was there on their computer.

Interview Question – No interview as such.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is a set salary for adjuncts at each level, based on whether you have a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate.
HR dept took finger prints, ID card, SS card, voided cheque, and there were several forms to sign.
No drug test required as the position is not fulltime.

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Security Clerk Interview

Anonymous Employee
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Valencia College.

Interview Details – Applications must be submitted online. Be sure to fill out all required questions, or your application is automatically kicked out of the interview candidate pool. Also, attach a resume and cover letter. Applications missing a resume are almost always discarded, and no cover letter means an even higher chance of getting kicked out. For better results, be sure to attach letters of recommendation if possible. Next, prepare for a lengthly wait while they select candidates to interview. Almost all full-time positions will require a second interview as well. After the interview, you can except a phone call the same day or the next if you are selected for a position. If you are not called right away, except an e-mail in two or more weeks that thanks you for taking part in the interview process.... Last, you will be required to submit to a drug test before Human Resources can formally offer you the position.

Interview Question – Note: All questions will be based upon behavioral interviewing, so Google this and you will get a better idea as to the questions you will be asked.

Diversity Questions -- You can except EVERY interview to feature a diversity question.

Tell Me Something About Yourself -- This is your time to SHINE, so sell yourself. Don't sell yourself short by not saying anything...

Tell Me About A Time You Had to Assist A Difficult Customer(Student)

If a coworker finds that you made a mistake, what would you want them to do?
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Negotiation Details – Nothing. Career Service positions almost always start out at the base salary for that position. Professional and Administrative positions give you more room to negotiate based upon experience.

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Instructor, Mathematics Interview

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Valencia College.

Interview Details – I was asked to do a short demo of my teaching style on the board, and treat the interviewers like students. Then they asked questions like, how would I handle certain teaching problems with students, how do I teach to different learning styles, what are some of my formative and summative teaching assessments, would I be interested in spending extra time doing professional development, what trends do I see in teaching math in the next 5 years.

Interview Question – I didn't know the definition of summative and formative, and that hurt, and I didn't have a good answer for the "next 5 years" question.   View Answers (10)

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