What are the studentís goals for a college education and beyond?
Find out about their previous educational experiences and why they decided to come to Marquette. What do they hope to get out of an engineering degree?
- Discuss your research or scholarly projects and how they complement or diverge from the studentís interests.
- Offer suggestions about courses the student should take, or other training and work experiences they should seek, that will help the student achieve his or her goals.
- Refer student to other people inside or outside the university who they should meet. If you know someone well, offer to send a letter of introduction or e-mail on behalf of your students.
What are the studentís strengths and weaknesses?
- Ask about their prior academic, professional or personal experiences.
- Ask them about their skills (creative, analytical, statistical, etc.). If you know them from classes or projects, share your impressions about their strengths as well as the areas that they need to improve.
- Offer ideas about courses or experiences they need to improve their skills.
What is the studentís work style?
- Discuss with the student what type of guidance they seek. How much independence versus one-on-one work do they want?
- Discuss your work style and the way you work with students.
- Ask the students about people in their past that have been important mentors. Inquire about how these people were effective in helping the students.