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Academic Advisor Interview Questions
1. Why do you want this position as an academic advisor?
Academic Advising is an opportunity to exchange information designed to help students reach their educational and career goals. Advising is a shared responsibility between an adviser and the student. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to make decisions about his/her life goals by creating a plan to reach those goals.
http://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/advising/what-is-academic-advising
Academic Advisor Interview Questions
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How do you help a student discover their career passions?
 
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In what circumstances, would you suggest a student change majors?
 
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When given your advisory roster, how much of each student's background do you like to learn?
 
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When you were in undergrad, what did you think of your academic advisor?
 
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What advice would you give to a student who is failing a course?
 
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What do you find most rewarding about being an academic advisor?
 
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How often do you monitor each of your student's progress?
 
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How important is it to work with other academic advisors on campus?
 
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What are a few of your favorite career resources for helping students discover and understand potential career choices for themselves?
 
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Have you begun reading our university policies?
 
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What could you tell me about our school?
 
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Why did you choose our school when searching for an advisor position?
 
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What is the most important role of an academic advisor?
 
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What are your expectations for this role?
 
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What experience do you have working with a diverse group of people?
 
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When a student is nearing completion of their second year and is still undecided, how do you work with the student to figure out an appropriate major for the student?
 
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How familiar are you with the programs we offer that students can major in?
 
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What is your dream academic job?
 
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What is one weakness you have as an advisor and something that you are currently working on improving?
 
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