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Academic Advisor Interview Questions

When interviewing to be an academic advisor, employers are looking for a candidate with some background experience in advising to back up their qualifications. An extensive knowledge about college programs, requirements, and transferring must be a part of an academic advisor's repertoire Expect questions about your advising style and be prepared to provide an example of how you could implement your knowledge to help a student realistically reach their dream school.

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If you are meeting with a student who does not have the required GPA to get into Grady/Terry College, what would you do?

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I would explain to him the requirements for the college and go over his options if they want to improve his GPA and apply later. I would also present him alternative areas of study.

Q: What is the most important aspect of academic advising?

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Explain you advising philosophy, and how do you use it when working with students?

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What were my expectations for the job?

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"What if" type questions were asked, but nothing was too out of the box

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How do you handle stress.

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What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Where do you see yourself in the future if you are hired here?

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When were you needed to play a mediating role in a confrontation and explain the situation.

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What do you like to do for fun?

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