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Sample Student Affairs Interview Questions 

  • Why do you want to work for this university/college/institution?
  • What do you see as the role of student affairs on campus?
  • Why do you feel you are qualified for this position?
  • What are some of your long-range and short-range career goals and objectives?
  • What human/student development theories do you use in your daily professional life?
  • Tell me about your supervisory experience. How would you describe your supervisory style? How would your supervisees see you?
  • Describe your experience working with diverse populations.
  • Give me an example of a successful project/program you have planned. What were your challenges? What other experiences do you have with event planning?
  • What is your approach/philosophy toward student discipline?
  • How do you deal with conflict or confrontational situations?
  • What computer skills do you possess?
  • How would you handle a parent wanting to get involved with your appointment?
  • How do you empower students?
  • What do you see as the major issues facing our population of students?
  • Do you have any experience advising student groups or organizations?
  • What transition issues do you think you will face if you are offered and accept this position?
  • What do you consider as your greatest strengths? What are the areas in which you need improvement?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • How do you deal with stress?
  • Tell us about an article or book you’ve read recently which had an impact on you personally or professionally.
  • What questions do you think we should ask that you didn’t get a chance to answer?
  • What is one of your proudest achievements or accomplishments?



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