Sunday, February 21, 2010

Advisor-Advisee Relations.

Second quarter motivation seems to be low. I'm still struggling to finish my masters paper manuscript, but more than anything I want to flush it down the toilet. My masters advisor is becoming more and more of a micro-manager with this paper, and it makes me appreciate my new advisor.

However, I had a very strange social interaction with said new advisor at a department (costume) party recently. VERY strange. Best to forget and/or pretend like it never happened in the interest of continuing to build a functional, non-awkward professional relationship? Yes.

Overall, I feel like I have too many advisor relationships to deal with. One is more than enough. Students should be given (psychiatric?) training upon entering a grad program in order to deal with their PIs.