Getting into graduate school is a huge accomplishment in itself. Once you’re in, you’re bound to have anxieties about how you will stack up against your peers and make your way through a new landscape of classes, assignments, relationships, and original research. One critical piece of the puzzle is connecting with your graduate adviser. But, it can sometimes be difficult to know what’s appropriate to expect from someone you just met (or in some cases, haven’t met yet).
To help you get a sense of what you should be looking for, or to know if you’ve got a great one, here’s our list of qualities that make a great adviser.