Former Academic Advisor at Northeastern University
over 2 years ago
You should be prepared to show how you genuinely care about a student's academic success, are organized, have strong social skills (you tend to have to counsel students in a number of instances), and are comfortable having difficult conversations. For example, if a student is placed on academic probation they will have to come speak with you. This is not always a fun conversation so you should be able to show how you have the emotional maturity to navigate this, even if they will not be psyched to speak with you. Past examples of anything involving student groups or group projects are good. Just show you have a strong interest and skill set that would lean towards helping students succeed. You MUST be a good listener.