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.