Kaplan University Interview Questions

Updated 2 Apr, 2015
Updated 2 Apr, 2015
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    Admissions Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview

    Interview process - there were so many candidates that they brought in all candidates in to one room. Staff explained the company and the position available. I did not realize that our 2 min introductory speech would be the only communication on skills and what the candidate brings to the position. There was no warning that this would be the only time to pitch ourselves and I was disappointed.

    Interview Questions

    • Giving a 2 min pitch on yourself in front of the rest of the candidates.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Admission Advisor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Kaplan University in July 2014.

    Interview

    I was given a phone interview by a recruiter and ask some behavioral questions, at the end of our 25 minutes interview she offer to set me up for a second interview with a manager. I had the interview and was interviewed by the ADOA and the DOA. They threw behavioral questions requesting to give examples and outcomes.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when I plan something that back fired on me, honestly I have never made an work related plans that back fired   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't attempt to negotiate since they were pay pretty well compared to other colleges

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Interview

    Was called to set-up what I believed to be an interview after I submitted my resume' and application online. What it turned out to be was a "group" interview with about 9 other candidate. During our hour long presentation, the director explained that this position though it is titled "Admissions Ad visor" it is not inf act an advisory position, rather it is a sales position. During the presentation we were told that there would b e a short break and if the job wasn't for us or what we had expected then we could leave at that time.

    I found this to be an odd procedure. Wouldn't it just be easier to be upfront in the job description rather than reverting to a certain amount of deception to get candidates in the door?

    I felt this to be an unfair way of handling a position, though I do give points for creativity!

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    Adjunct Professor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan University (Saint Louis, MO (US)).

    Interview

    I interviewed for the job, although the interview was pretty casual. Once I passed that step, I had to come back in to audition for the job by delivering a short lesson. Attendees completed a written evaluation of my presentation, then the Dean discussed my scores with me. I was evaluated on presentation style, vocal projection, use of the whiteboard, clarity of the lesson itself, and more. Once hired, I had to submit official transcripts and complete a lot of onboarding paperwork and required online training (sexual harassment, security, etc.). The whole process from the call for the interview to being ready to teach my first class was probably close to three weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • I was graded down for mentioning that I was tired (I worked a night job at the time, so I had had very little sleep) to a few people before the actual lesson began. Since I had not been aware that I was already being evaluated, I was somewhat taken aback by this.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. For each course, the professor signs a contract for that ten week term. Salary starts out at $1,000 per course.

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    Admissions Advisor II Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview

    I applied online and was then contacted by email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 30 minutes with standard behavioral questions after which I was invited in for a 1:1 interview. The in person interview was more of an information session about the position and a tour of the learning center. I was asked some questions about my background and specifics about my last position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a challenging situation and what you did to overcome it.   Answer Question
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    Admissions Representative Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview

    Name a time when you didn't get along with your employee and how did you handle it?

  8.  

    Training Position Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Kaplan University (Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)).

    Interview

    The interview process was very organized and the recruiter had excellent follow up with me leading up to my first face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The most challenging questions had to do with actual scenarios that were happening in the company.   Answer Question
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    Admissions Representative Interview

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Kaplan University.

    Interview

    Highly unprofessional hiring process. I was called for an interview and the initial personality questionnaire. However, they never actually followed through and scheduled an interview. When I called to follow up, the receptionist hung up on me.

    Interview Questions

    • There were odd questions on the personality assessment regarding political affiliation.   Answer Question
  10.  

    Admissions Advisor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan University (Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Initial interview was done over the phone and online. It was very casual, and the staff were professional. The final interview was done with two Admissions Advisors that were very cordial and made the experience pleasant. The period of time from initial contact to being offered the position was in a timely manner.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you apply past experience working with adult learners in the classroom (campus setting)to this position?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didnt have to negotiate

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Executive Director Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Pretty standard. Initial screening interview with HR, and follow up by phone by member of management team. A series of in-person interviews follow, mostly in Chicago. Kaplan believes that it's best to have many opinions on a hire. There wasn't really any specific order or hierarchy in interviewers; more based on their availability that day.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unusual questions. A few behavioral (STAR) questions by HR, but otherwise pretty open and general. Some interviewers preferred to describe their own role and abilities.   1 Answer

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