Choosing your next supervisor

Questions to ask:


What concepts/skills do I need for my career?

What concepts/skills does the potential supervisor's lab use? Will these skills be useful to me?

Will I like using these concepts and skills?

Is this a good lab in which to learn these concepts and skills?

Is the lab productive?

Is the lab well funded?

Ask the students if the supervisor is:

How will my salary be funded?

How will working in this lab help get me my next job?

Copyright 1995
Tutis Vilis
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada

Created 28 Sept 1995
Last updated November 20, 2011
Comments welcome: tutis.vilis@schulich.uwo.ca