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Academy of Art University Admissions Representative Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2017
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Admissions Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) in August 2017.

Interview

I applied online, didn't hear anything, forgot all about it, and got a call out of the blue three months later asking to come in for an interview that week.

I was called by somebody from HR, who I met with first in downtown SF. After 30 minutes of pretty casual chatting, they bussed me 40 minutes across the city in a private shuttle in which I was the only passenger. The woman from HR told me that I would meet with the VP of admissions, who was very decisive and "hires very interesting people."

At the next location I spoke with the VP of Admissions for around 30 minutes. He asked no typical interview questions, but instead different versions of "tell me about yourself." It seemed like the idea was to get me talking, and to see if I could talk well, because talking well was an essential job requirement. Next he brought in somebody who had the job I was applying for, and we talked about day-to-day job functions. He seemed to stress the fact that is was a lot of talking on the phone, and that sometimes it's hard to keep up because everyone has "a pretty big portfolio." After that, the VP brought in the director of admissions, who essentially asked me the same kinds of thing as the VP. At the end of our conversation, the director of admissions told me that they agreed that I seemed like a great fit for the position. I was called by the woman from HR later that day and told they would like to get started with the hiring process/background checks.

I imagine that if you want to do well in this interview, you have to know how to talk well and present yourself well, and everything else will come easily.

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Other Interview Reviews for Academy of Art University

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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The process was pretty standard. You meet with someone from HR for a preliminary interview, then interview with a few people in the Admissions department. The position isn't quite what they describe online. Once I went through the interview process and spoke to various people that worked there it sounded more and more like just a sales representative.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you understand about our school?   1 Answer

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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Academy of Art University.

    Interview

    i received a phone call the next day after I submitted an online application, the phone call was from HR dept about 3-5 mins, scheduled for two onsite interviews the following week - with HR and with your team managers, about 30 minutes each, easy-avg questions, mostly strength & weakness questions. Then received a phone call with offer after 3-5 days.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you think we should hire you for the job   1 Answer
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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Step one was a Skype interview, which went just fine and actually left me thinking that, perhaps, all of the terrible, negative reviews online might be wrong. After the initial Skype interview, I was invited in for an onsite interview with the same woman I had spoken with on Skype. This, also, seemed to go fine. I was then asked to come back again, mind you I lived three hours away, to do a fake presentation and tour for the same woman and two managers, a male and female. This part was awkward. I get what they were trying to do, but both during the "role play" and outside of it, these two managers were two of the worst humans I've ever come across. The female manager seems as if she must be absolutely miserable in her personal life, and she's taking it out on anyone and everyone that comes near her. The male manager was ok, but seemed to be overpowered by the harsh, abrasive female counterpart. They made me feel so unwelcome, I cannot even imagine working for them on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion, and from currently being in an HR position, this is NOT how you want to make interview candidates feel. You should want your candidate to feel welcome and feel like this is a company that they would love to work for. No wonder this institution can't keep employees! They treat you terribly and constantly push their own misery off on you. After the miserable interview process, they take weeks to get back to you with updates. Everything about this place is unprofessional and uninviting. The HR department at Academy of Art University should truly be ashamed of how these employees represent the university. I'd rather flip Big Macs for minimum wage at McDonald's than work here.

    Interview Questions

    • I had to give a presentation to the managers as if I were presenting to potential students.   Answer Question

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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I interviewed for this position via Skype, as I did not live in the immediate area, and had to sit for three Skype interviews and one in-person interview total. Once I arrived for my in-person interview, they were running late, and never bothered to notify me if I did indeed get the job in the time they specified. I had to continuously email them, and was finally given my answer by their automated email service.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of candy do you like most in the world? Ok, now sale me that piece of candy. (unexpected)   Answer Question

  5.  

    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Academy of Art University.

    Interview

    The interview process for this position was very lengthy. Several phone/Skype interviews. I actually was in town and set-up a time to meet with the staff in the office. Interview was the same as phone interviews - same questions. I heard back the following week with a decline.

    I was very proactive and really tried to express my passion and commitment to the position, how willing I was to move, etc etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Your background is in the sciences, how do you think this will affect your ability to connect with Arts students?   Answer Question

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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    -1 month time frame
    -phone interview/screening followed by a panel and additional individual meetings
    -background took quite some time
    -when discussing benefits they avoid going into specific details and often leave certain details out, like Saturday work days
    -training is about a month long, with exams that determine whether or not you can move forward in your position
    -real understanding happens when you are on the floor

    Interview Questions


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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Academy of Art University.

    Interview

    Initally went to the job fair - was contacted by another recruiter to go to the interview. Had several phone interviews and a panel interview. I was asked to do a lot of role playing - pretending I was calling the student.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond to a student who is very shy over the phone? What would you say?   Answer Question
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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Academy of Art University.

    Interview

    I had 3 interviews with this company. All fairly standard. The first was a phone interview with the recruiter and then a second in person interview with the same recruiter who was very nice and personable. The third was with someone who I was never quite clear what her role was nor did she introduced herself until I asked. I didn't get the same friendly treatment from the third interviewer. I also didn't get an offer, or a courtesy call or email letting me know. Just never another word after the 3rd interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I had a quick skype interview that was basic interview questions. They asked me if I understood the position I was applying for, which I didn't completely but they were able to explain it better and didn't hold it against me. I had an in person interview the next week and it went fine but I could tell it wasn't great. They asked me what type work enviornment I wanted to work with and similar questions. Although they try to mask it as something else, the position is ultimatly a sales position.

    Interview Questions

    • Role play talking to a prospective student on the phone. How would you find out about the type of art they do?   1 Answer

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