#035 – Making the Most of Student/Professor Relationships

Professor are people, too! When students get to college, they have an opportunity to work with experts and leaders in their field. But the relationship between professors and students requires effort on both sides. Vicki and Lynn help you understand how you can coach your student to navigate this relationship proactively and positively. This episode includes tips and strategies students can use to build a strong working relationship with their professors.

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A good working relationship between students and their professors can be an important factor in success.  But developing and maintaining that relationship takes work – on both sides.

We shared a lot in this episode from our personal experiences working with students every day.  Passing some of this along to your student may give them a good head start.

As part of our discussion, we talked about adjunct professors.  If you’d like to learn a little more about these part-time instructors, check out our article – Does It Matter Who’s Teaching Your College Student?

There’s an excellent book that may help your student talk to professors as well. We forgot to mention it in the podcast, but you might want to check out Ellen Bremen’s book, Say This Not That to Your Professor

Here’s another book that might help your student get started. Keith Rollag’s What to Do When You’re New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations.

Here are a few additional articles on this topic that will help you follow up on some of the things we discussed..

Help Your Student Get Started Talking to Professors

Why Your Student Should Talk to Their Professor If They’re Struggling

And keep checking for a follow-up podcast when we talk about some special situations that might arise between students and their professors and how students might handle them.

Don’t forget that you can listen to all of our previous podcast episodes here or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Let us know what you’d like to hear about on future podcasts! Leave a comment here or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.


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