Most students want to be able to interact with their advisor on a near demand basis. Students want complete and full access to the advisor at any time and comprehensive guidance on research and class affairs. To top that, students also wish for the advisor to be interested in their careers and well being. Some students require high quality nurturing time and want their advisors to be their friends. If you look through this list of needs and wants, you will quickly see that students expect advisors to be more than a guide for research and academics. They want a mentor!
“Learn how to manage your advisor. This is valuable experience for your future career when you have to manage your future supervisor or team lead.”