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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.

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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University of Georgia
Academic Advisor was asked...May 26, 2015

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. Less

Kaplan University

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

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The skill of real-listening. To hear each student from their perspective, briefly repeating their comments, followed by clarifying questions leading to exploratory areas which relate back to their concerns, needs or their pathways forward. Interview was just-right-difficult in the sense to be thought provoking. Less

University of Texas at San Antonio

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

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Understanding the theories of Erickson, Kholberg, and Chickering, I am aware of the development process through the adolescent to adult stage. This process can also be used when looking at student development. By adhering to the student's needs, we can assist them in that transition and provide them the needed resources and services that will hopefully develop into student success. As advisors, that is what we strive for, even if it is straying from the path they want, we should be able to offer other areas of exploring to find a field that can succeed in, personally and professionally. Less

University of Southern Indiana

How would you give negative news or feedback to a student?

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That would depend on how negative the news I would be giving the student.

In our ways I would keep it real with the student.

DeVry Education Group

Questions were mainly related my experience to the position. not very challenging. Typical situational/example questions.

Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

About Culture Integration

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With specific information

Mid-State Technical College

How might you react in a situation with an angry student?

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I would explain in an empathetic manner that we will find a solution to what is frustrating them and I will stick with them until the situation is resolved. Allow them to vent but make sure they calm down to let me help them. In my experience people will hang up if this does not help them calm down. Less

University of Utah

Explain how you deal with intrusive parents? A project you've worked on before, etc.

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Mentioned FERPA, giving general information to comply with FERPA yet be helpful.

Revolution Prep

Why I thought I could sell.

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Memorize these 50 pages, usually takess 10-20 hours of study for most candidates, and be prepared for a proctored online Rev Prep assessment, then taking a timed 30 minute assessment on Rev Prep and industry/product. Less

Utah Valley University

Why are you the best candidate for this position?

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I have been advising students for 3 years and this feels like my next natural step. This has not yielded a job so maybe practice this question and come with hard selling facts why you're the best. Less

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