Monday, April 07, 2008

a good advisor...

Out walking, I saw the following slogan on a bus shelter ad:

"A good advisor is the most important way to avoid the horrors of trend chasing."

Turns out to have been for an online financial services company, but I imagine it holds true for those of us in humanities departments as well.

4 comments:

Hilaire said...

God, that's absolutely perfect in the context of my advisor (or supervisor, as we seem to call them up here), and the PhD program I came out of. Lovely!

luckybuzz said...

Totally perfect for my advisor too. I think he prides himself on the anti-trend chasing. :)

JD said...

This is one of the hardest aspects of g.s. to communicate to undergrads, I think...and I wish I knew how. But hurrah for also having a good advisor in this respect...

kermitthefrog said...

In my case, I'd probably say that I was drawn to my advisor because of his distinct lack of trend-chasing!