Letter to the Editor: My adviser is also rude


In response to Monday’s column (“Who despises his or her academic advisers?” April 18):

These departmental advisers are meant to help, yet so far they have been a huge waste of my time.

I am studying to teach a subject and the department for that subject and the Learning Center know nothing about the other.

The subject’s department adviser has been rude to me every time I talk to her and she offered me no advice whatsoever on anything.

I go there for help and advising and all I get is a blank stare and an occasional nod.

Are those qualifications for the job or something? I thought I was alone on this. Thanks for your article, Carrie Ferrera.

Melissa Schack

Junior, Teaching