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

Advising Right Now: Building the Advising Relationship

Your advisees are likely unsure about how to make a personal connection with you. Freshmen value your upperclass student knowledge, advice and experience, but may be hesitant to impose on your time.   Here are some tips on building the advising relationship.

Be Approachable and Accessible

Ask the Right Questions

Participate in Advising Meetings

Get to Know Your Advisee

One of the best ways to get to know someone is by finding out about them. Here are some conversation topics that will help you get to know your advisee: