What is the role of the faculty advisor at a project center?


Seth Tuler: My primary role as an advisor is to help the students figure out how to work with ambiguity, as often this is the first time they've been doing something, perhaps in their lives, where things aren’t completely clear. A lot of the students are uncomfortable with that so I help them learn what to do when they're faced with uncomfortable situations.

I also feel that my role as an advisor is to help the students grow and mature in how they work with others and how they see themselves in a work environment—to help them understand that their role is not just to make a sponsor happy and to tell the sponsor what the sponsor wants to know, but to provide honest assessments and insights about what they have learned.

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