Section 2: Getting to Know the Student
Personal Relationships with Advisees
Advisors sometimes wonder how much information to seek from students. As students vary in amount of information they are comfortable sharing with an advisor, an effective guideline is to limit your questioning and discussion to academic and career issues. However, you should be prepared to deal with any personal questions that may arise and deal with them accordingly. Some students may feel uncomfortable talking about their personal lives, but others will quickly volunteer unsolicited personal information.