TIPS FOR RECRUITING AN ADVISOR
Before making a selection, keep in mind the following: (a) find someone who will have the time to devote to your organization, and (b) find someone who will take the role willingly and seriously.
When approaching a potential advisor, make certain that he/she has a clear understanding of your organization’s purpose as well as what would be required of him/her, his or her duties, and the time commitment involved.
Allow the person a reasonable length of time to consider his/her decision. Don’t forget that most advisors volunteer their time to support student organizations, so this can be a big commitment.
If possible, choose someone who shares some of the same interests as your organization and someone who you can contact easily. It is best to meet with your advisor regularly to keep them updated on the activities and decisions of the organization. Advisors can be a great resource for your group, so take advantage of their experience and insight.