A survey of students in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University indicates that the quality of advising provided them appears to be quite satisfactory but some improvements are possible. Students felt that advisors need to do a better job in informing them about university counseling, job placement services, and careers associated with their major. Additionally, students were concerned with the availability of their advisors when needed, stimulation of them to reason through their own problems, and advisors' attitudes toward those who wanted to explore other fields of study. "Listens to my ideas," " friendly." and "acts like I am welcome" were the statements most favorably responded to by students in the survey.



student-advisor relationships, advising

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