St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Committee: Choosing Faculty Advisors

Your personal committee (the group of faculty members who will perform your mock interview and help write your committee letter of recommendation) will include two non-HSAC faculty members. Here are some tips for choosing the right professors for the job.

Choose professors who...

  • You have had for at least one class. They should be familiar with you in an academic setting.
  • Are familiar with your academic and career goals.
  • Know you well enough to be willing to use their free time for the mock interview.
  • Will be able to provide helpful and candid feedback on your interview skills.
  • Are reliable and easy to get ahold of.
    • Sometimes it is tricky to coordinate so many schedules for the interview, so choose faculty that you know you can count on to make a good effort to be involved.

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