Crafting a Relationship With Your Research Advisor


Oct. 16, 2020, 3pm to 4pm

Office/Remote Location



In order to complete research projects, graduate students must partner with a Research Advisor who is often assigned as the Primary Investigator or PI of a study. A Research Advisor plays a critical role in the development and evolution of graduate students research. Because Research Advisors often have similar or related areas of research, these professional relationships often continue beyond the scope of their original research project-- and have the potential to open up future research opportunities. In order for professional relationships to successfully flourish, all parties must cultivate healthy habits. Join this workshop to hear current graduate student advice on how to participate in a healthy and productive Research Advisor and graduate student relationship.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Research Advisors
  • Learn strategies to manage goals, expectations, and meetings with your PI
  • Obtain tips on how to interact with your PI

PDA Pillars: Career Prep, Mentorship
Learning Experience: Lecture
Time Commitment: < 2 hours
Lifecycle Stage: Early Masters; Early Doctoral

  • Nicole Thomas, Graduate Student, Graduate Research Assistant, GPSA Secretary

Admission Information

This workshop is open to graduate students. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Grad Rebel

External Sponsor

Graduate College