Breaking the Ice: A B-School Primer on Making Faculty Friends
Published: August 30, 2013 / Author: Francesca Meglio
Once upon a time students brought an apple for their teachers to start their relationships off on the right foot. An apple might not be the right approach for MBA students at the start of the school year, but they should try to reap the benefits of a strong rapport with their professors. Here, professors and students share their tips on how to maximize these relationships:
Contribute to the class
Consider the syllabus your contract with your professor. Keep up with assignments and ask challenging questions that help you stand out but that also enhance your experience and that of your classmates, says Jeffrey H. Bergstrand, a finance professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
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