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

Advising Right Now: Building the Advising Relationship

You have the opportunity to build strong relationships with your advisees in the Fall term. As time passes, students become increasingly involved with activities, busy with classes, and more independent. Early on is the best time the establish a personal connection to your advisees. Even if your advisees do not respond to your emails, be persistent!

Be Pro-active and Direct

If your advisees understand your advising role and are already comfortable with you, here are some ways to stay connected in the spring:

Be Approachable and Accessible

Ask the Right Questions

Participate in Advising Meetings