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Common Interview Questions

Common Student Affairs Interview Questions

Common Student Affairs Interview Questions

Common Student Affairs Interview Questions

Interviewing in person, online, or over the phone can be daunting. The best way to shine through as a qualified candidate is to prepare your answers to questions ahead of time. Here are the most common questions you’ll be asked during a student affairs interview:

Opening Questions

  • Why do you want to work for this college / university?

  • What got you interested in this position?

  • Tell me/us about yourself.

Competency Questions

  • What is you greatest strength / weakness?

  • Tell me/us about a challenging professional situation and how you resolved it.

Developmental Questions

  • How have you included diversity in your work?

  • What student develop theories do you use in your work?

  • What is a current issue in higher education that you are familiar with?

Administration Questions

  • What are some major programs / events you are proud of?

  • Tell me/us about your budget management experience.

  • What kind of assessment have you done in your professional work?