MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For Associate Advisors
The First Year at MIT

Advising Fundamentals: Communicating with Freshmen

Communication skills are essential for successful advising. Providing information in a meaningful and clear way to your advisees and actively listening serves as a basis for their decisions. How you communicate with your advisees can have a profound influence on a freshman's entire life.

Here are some helpful tips:

In addition, remember:

Read more on the Active Listening page, to understand effective communication with your advisees.

Sources: Adapted from: mediation@MIT and the National Academic Advising Association