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American Public University System Interview Questions

Updated Nov 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Vice President Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charles Town, WV
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Public University System (Charles Town, WV) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I was called on a Wednesday afternoon for interviews on the following day with the SVP, Operations, Chief of Staff and the Provost. I was given no overview or prep for the position. Two weeks later, I interviewed with the Corporate Controller and Corporate CFO.

    The interviews on Thursday were very engaging and results and accomplishment oriented.

    The interview with the CFO was very different. I found him to be arrogant, rude and condescending. He focused on technical accounting questions which were not part of the job requirements. I asked about significant projects and areas of focus for the upcoming year. One of the major projects was a new front end system that two of the four interviewers had mentioned as a priority. He was VERY put off that I knew of the project and told me I should not know about that and even lectured me. When I asked questions about risk, he put it back to me and did not answer from his perspective.

    There seems to be a disconnect between what the CFO is looking for and what the others on the leadership team are looking for. The position reports to the SVP of Operations not the CFO.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions from the initial inverview
      Tell me your approach to process improvement?
      Tell me about how you would go about performing a complex financial analysis.
      Tell me about your approach to process improvement   Answer Question

  2.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charles Town, WV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Public University System (Charles Town, WV) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Very friendly and engaging. Participants were inquisitive about skills and background. Lots of give and take by all involved. Interviewer talked about the University and what it had to offer potential employees

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions: strengths/weaknesses, how I handled various situations, assessment of skills and interest in position. Where did I see myself professionally/personally in 5-10 years   Answer Question
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    Academics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at American Public University System.

    Interview

    Called me for an in person interview. I Interviewed with a manager and a coworker, it was pretty standard. She answered all of my questions and seemed very knowledgable. Very friendly and approachable. The experience was positive.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None


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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a combination of online tests (writing screen) as well as a group interview with the department director. In order to move to the group interview, you were required to pass the writing screen. Overall, it was a pretty lengthy process and took about a full month (or a little longer) from start to finish.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you keep the online students engaged in the classroom?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charles Town, WV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Public University System (Charles Town, WV) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Sent in my application, received a writing screen request that was easy and just required answering a couple additional questions. Then I had a phone interview, which was easy, and was invited for an in-person interview. The in-person interview was a little strange, and there was no opportunity for me to ask questions; they just asked their own questions and then showed me out. They told me I'd hear "early next week" but it took three weeks to finally tell me that I didn't get the position (by e-mail).

    Interview Questions

    • What have you disliked about people you've worked under in the past?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Test Examiner/Education Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Public University System (Lancaster, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had about 3 interviews one on the phone with the hiring manager, another with the director of the program and one face to face with the hiring manager, I also had to do a written sample for the job. They asked pretty basic questions the first time, the second time they asked me questions about scenarios that I had to deal with at my previous jobs and how I would react to certain things that may be asked by my supervisor and how I would react to certain students.

    Interview Questions


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    Adjunct Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at American Public University System.

    Interview

    Interview process was long, but thorough. It took approximately 4 months to complete the process. The people I interviewed with were experts in their fields and had been with the university for years, so they asked pointed questions, direct questions to hone in on experience.

    Recruiters were very helpful and resourceful.

    Interview Questions

    • Ability to work in an online environment? What did I think would be the most challenging aspect?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy. The terms are the terms as for an adjunct.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Adjunct Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Public University System.

    Interview

    Multiple telephone interviews, an initial screening, followed by a typical interview by the program director to determine if you are a fit with the department. Once that is done they will get back to you with a written offer of employment, and you begin training.

    Interview Questions


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    Online Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Unpaid training is illegal in the US, yet the application asks if you are willing to participate in it, and it seems they do require it. One is entitled to report illegal practices such as unpaid training to the DOL, as well as report retaliation for applicants or employees unwilling to participate in illegal practices such as unpaid training. I'm not sure how they've gotten away with this for so long, but the DOL clearly states that and there have been plenty of court cases to back it up. This is true federally, even in right to work states. I believe this information is on-topic and meaningful to a person who is seeking to understand what it is like to work or apply at this particular company.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be willing to participate in unpaid training for several weeks?   1 Answer

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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at American Public University System (Virginia Beach, VA).

    Interview

    Online teaching position.

    Phone interview initial screening with HR to meet minimum requirements which include sending official transcripts directly to American Public University System (APUS) then assuming they want to move forward, HR schedules an interview with the department head. Phone, no face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Prior teaching experience at the college level?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. $130 per student with a min of 15 and a max of 25 per class. Classes last 8 to 10 weeks.


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