It’s been quite a week at the university. The last week before classes begin and the first week of the semester are times when I am most definitely MIA from the blogging world. But I must bring you a few thoughts from this advisor’s perspective.
First, don’t get baked before going to see your advisor. Chances are, your advisor knows what’s up.
Second, don’t be this guy:
Yesterday a young man came into my office at 4:50. He smelled of suntan lotion, a tall, lean frat boy.
He: “I need to do something about my schedule. I was looking at my schedule, and it’s just not gonna work.”
I: “Okay…what’s up?”
He: “Well, all summer I’ve been thinking that my first class started at noon. But I looked at my schedule, and I have this Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class that starts at ten o’clock. That won’t work. The guys and I go out on Thursday night. I’m not gonna lie. It’s what I do. We drink. We have a good time. I can’t make a ten o’clock class.”
Don’t do that!
Other things not to do include…
Don’t email the advisor, and then wait a few hours, and then send an identical email to her.
Don’t email her and then follow up with a phone call. She’s working on it
Don’t email her, email the office manager, and email her boss.
Don’t email the university president.
Don’t call the governor. (I’m not kidding.)
Don’t have your mother call.
Things to do include:
Take care of your stuff early. That way you are not waiting in line with people who have legitimate problems through no fault of their own.
Be patient. I’ll get to you.
And aside from all that…helloooooo weekend! Muah! I love you, weekend.