Suggestions and Questions


Advising Suggestions and Questions to Ask

You will be meeting with your advisees for the most part one-on-one in your office. You should plan to:

  • Discuss with the students their goals and plans.
  • Ask them if they have any questions.
  • Help them choose four-five courses for the coming term.
  • Clarify Degree requirements.
  • Review their degree audit to make sure it is correct and they understand it.
  • Help them explore options if they are unsure about their major.
  • Map out a tentative year or year(s) schedule.
  • Refer them to appropriate resources.
  • Ask them again if they have any questions.

Possible Questions

  • What questions do you have?
  • Why did you choose to come to Montana Tech?
  • What do you want to say about yourself as a student?
  • What do you want to explore here?
  • What major or majors are you considering?
  • Why are you considering that major
    • Simply to prepare for a career?
    • Do you like that area of study?
    • What opportunities do you think you will find in this area?
    • Who do you want to become?
    • What do you hope to do with your life?
  • Are there any special situations that we need to consider in planning your educational program? For Example do you have to work? Are you responsible for your family? Do you have a military obligation?
  • Where will you be living? What kind of outside activities do you like?
  • Are you aware of the resources that are available? (Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Trio, Career Services, Counseling, etc.)
  • What worries you about your college career?
  • How can I as your faculty advisor help you the most?
  • What questions do you still have?