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Choosing the Right Advisor

One of the most important decisions you will make as a graduate student is choosing a dissertation advisor. This article from Inside Higher Ed (and this one from the Chronicle of Higher Education) address this vital decision and offer some guidance on how to select an advisor, including what good and bad things to look for. From enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring, similar research interests, and management style, these tips from these two articles can help you build a framework by which you can evaluate and find the advisor most suited to you. 

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