Managing Your Advisor

Nick Feamster
Jun 28, 2020 · 11 min read

Over the years, several of my students started to put together a list of practical advice for incoming students — including various niceties such as how to gain access to the lab, how to get accounts, how to submit reimbursements, and so forth. I wanted to contribute to the list of advice, and I figured I could offer some value by giving advice to new students about how to gain traction on their research as quickly as possible. This post is the first in a series of a few posts on that topic; in this post, I will cover the topic of managing your advisor.