Office of Academic Advising
Academic Advising Handbook

Sample Questions for the First Meeting

The first meeting with a student should focus on getting to know the student and discussing your role as an advisor. Some students will talk freely and readily provide the information when asked to tell a little about themselves. If the student appears shy or says very little, you can use some of the following questions to obtain information and build rapport with the student.

You can use these questions as a guideline for initial sessions with students. You can also save the information from these questions in the student's folder. It is also a good idea to ask students for a resume to keep on file once they have created one to stay informed about their career goals and progress.

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