May 8, 2009
The Professor as BFF
I tend to be pretty picky in taking on graduate advisees. A bad fit often involves frustration, for both the student and me, while a good choice can end up being a valuable contribution to the profession and a lifelong friendship. But starting out, I never consider a graduate student as a potential BFF (best friend forever).
Lately, it's become obvious that some potential advisees and I are from dissonant generational cultures. I value time. In my view, business communication needs to