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Academic Advisor

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Walk me through your approach with students who are undecided on their major.
What are your favorite resources for helping students discover potential career choices?
Under what circumstance would you suggest a student change majors?
When given your advisory roster, how much of each student's background do you like to learn?
What did you think of your academic advisor when you were an undergraduate student?
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What would you do if a student on your academic roster was failing a course?
What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
What is your current salary?
As an academic advisor you will often be privy to sensitive situations. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
We are asking for 8 years of experience in an academic environment and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?
How often do you take work home with you?
Tell me about yourself.
When have you worked among a diverse group of people?
Do you consider yourself a team player? Why?
Presenting accurate reports and documentation is an important part of being an academic advisor. How would you describe your written communication skills?
How would you describe your work ethic?
What do you know about the culture at our school?
How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?
How do you like to encourage ideas in others?
Tell me about your leadership qualities and how those help you with leading your students.
As an academic advisor, understanding sources of inspiration is important. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
When faced with a problem, are you more likely to jump into solving it, or are you the type to carefully assess the issue first?
Why do you want to work as an academic advisor?
How do you handle stress on the job?
If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
All of our candidates must pass a criminal record check and education verification. Is there any reason why you would not be comfortable with this?
What questions do you have for me?
How often do you monitor the progress of the students on your academic roster?
What do you find most rewarding about being an academic advisor?
How familiar are you with the undergrad and graduate programs at our school?
In your opinion, what are the top 3 functions of an academic advisor?
What unique qualities can you bring to our school?
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