Academic Advisor Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Academic Advisor interview, here are 32 interview questions and answer examples.

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How familiar are you with the undergrad and graduate programs at our school?

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List of 32 Academic Advisor Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How familiar are you with the undergrad and graduate programs at our school?

  2. 2.

    How often do you take work home with you?

  3. 3.

    What would you do if a student on your academic roster was failing a course?

  4. 4.

    Under what circumstance would you suggest a student change majors?

  5. 5.

    What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

  6. 6.

    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?

  7. 7.

    What unique qualities can you bring to our school?

  8. 8.

    What did you think of your academic advisor when you were an undergraduate student?

  9. 9.

    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?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities and how those help you with leading your students.

  11. 11.

    What do you know about the culture at our school?

  12. 12.

    As an academic advisor, understanding sources of inspiration is important. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

  13. 13.

    Walk me through your approach with students who are undecided on their major.

  14. 14.

    Why do you want to work as an academic advisor?

  15. 15.

    In your opinion, what are the top 3 functions of an academic advisor?

  16. 16.

    What are your favorite resources for helping students discover potential career choices?

  17. 17.

    When given your advisory roster, how much of each student's background do you like to learn?

  18. 18.

    What do you find most rewarding about being an academic advisor?

  19. 19.

    How often do you monitor the progress of the students on your academic roster?

  20. 20.

    What questions do you have for me?

  21. 21.

    If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

  22. 22.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

  23. 23.

    What is your current salary?

  24. 24.

    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?

  25. 25.

    As an academic advisor you will often be privy to sensitive situations. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

  26. 26.

    Tell me about yourself.

  27. 27.

    When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

  28. 28.

    Do you consider yourself a team player? Why?

  29. 29.

    Presenting accurate reports and documentation is an important part of being an academic advisor. How would you describe your written communication skills?

  30. 30.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  31. 31.

    How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

  32. 32.

    How do you like to encourage ideas in others?