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Top 30 Academic Advisor Interview Questions

Question 1 of 33
What did you think of your academic advisor when you were an undergraduate student?
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Question 2 of 33
What would you do if a student on your academic roster was failing a course?
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"I believe that when a student is failing, there are usually some underlying issues that need to be dealt with. I will collaborate with that student and the professor of the course to create an action plan for success. I will also openly ask the student what they need from me in order to feel supported."
The interviewer would like further insight into your style when it comes to giving advice and helping any failing students on your academic roster. Give a brief overview of what you would do to help a student who was struggling.
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Question 3 of 33
When given your advisory roster, how much of each student's background do you like to learn?
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"The more I know about each student in my roster, the more targeted I can be with my coaching and recommendations. I truly do take the time to get to know each student on my roster. I want to know as much as I can!"
The correct answer to this question will always be 'as much as possible!'. The interviewer wants to see that you are engaged with your students and that you have the natural desire to get to know them better. The more you know, the better you can assist!
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Question 4 of 33
Under what circumstance would you suggest a student change majors?
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Question 5 of 33
What are your favorite resources for helping students discover potential career choices?
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Question 6 of 33
Walk me through your approach with students who are undecided on their major.
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Question 7 of 33
How often do you take work home with you?
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Question 8 of 33
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?
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Question 9 of 33
As an academic advisor you will often be privy to sensitive situations. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
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Question 10 of 33
How do you like to encourage ideas in your students?
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Question 11 of 33
What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?
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Question 12 of 33
How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?
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Question 13 of 33
When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?
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Question 14 of 33
Why do you want to work as an academic advisor?
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Question 15 of 33
Presenting accurate reports and documentation is an important part of being an academic advisor. How would you describe your written communication skills?
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Question 16 of 33
How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 17 of 33
Why do you want to work for our organization?
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Question 18 of 33
Tell me about a time when you received criticism from your manager. How did you react to that criticism? How did you make improvements based on that criticism?
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Question 19 of 33
Tell me about your leadership qualities and how those help you with leading your students.
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Question 20 of 33
As an academic advisor, understanding sources of inspiration is important. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
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Question 21 of 33
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?
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Question 22 of 33
What unique qualities can you bring to our school?
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Question 23 of 33
Why do you want to work as an academic advisor for our school, specifically?
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Question 24 of 33
In your opinion, what are the top 3 functions of an academic advisor?
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Question 25 of 33
How familiar are you with the undergrad and graduate programs at our school?
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Question 26 of 33
What do you find most rewarding about being an academic advisor?
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Question 27 of 33
How often do you monitor the progress of the students on your academic roster?
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Question 28 of 33
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 29 of 33
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?
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Question 30 of 33
If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
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Question 31 of 33
How do you handle stress on the job?
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Question 32 of 33
What is your current salary?
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Question 33 of 33
How do you organize your day?
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About Academic Advisor

August 17th, 2017

An Academic Advisor has a crucial role in the development of college students. Many college students will switch majors multiple times throughout their college careers. An academic advisor helps focus a college student's academic choice into one target. Potentially, saving them many semesters or quarters.

Academic advisors need to have a strong passion for education and helping students succeed. College is a very overwhelming experience for most students. An advisor can play a tremendous part in settling the nerves of a college student by having them focus and give them confidence on their major. They will have to work together and understand each student well to give them valuable advice on which major to pursue. If the student's major is known, then it is up to the advisor to make sure the student is taking the necessary classes to complete their major within the standard four years.

The interview process for an academic advisor will be challenging. You will have to describe your passion for helping students. You will also need to have a strong educational background and a good understanding of the university. Be able to recite a few examples of when you helped a student before. If you have never had student interaction, then become a tutor! Do anything where you can be involved with helping a student in a leadership or advisory role. Get some experience before your interview.

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