Part 1: Ascertain what you are looking for in an Advisor.
What I am looking for in an Advisor are as follows:
1, Good educational background. I think, if the advisor has graduated from the top universities, he may have better understanding of the research fields, and he may also have good connections with the top scientists in the field.
2, Being nice. Being nice is very important to be a good advisor because if the advisor has bad temper, he may push students and may even discourage the students instead of encouraging them.
3, Have much research experiences. Because some professors spend much of their energy and time in promoting themselves, building good relationships with companies and governments. I think these kinds of professors are better at introducing working or internship opportunities for you, but they may not have much time in giving help in my thesis.
4, Another important issue that I want to mention is the specific field he is in. Because I am interested in strategic management, the advisor that I am interest in may also have the similar research specialties. I am also interested in innovations and marketing research, if the advisors in strategic management do not meet my above-mentioned requirements ( 1 to 3), I may be more interested in those in marketing research field but who also meet the requirements 1 to 3.
5, Last but not least, as an old saying goes “Baggers cannot choose.” It’s not an early time to choose an advisor; I am more interested in the advisors who are still available.
Part 2: Identify your candidates.
The following are the candidates who I am interested in:
Doctor Sai Lan, he graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a PHD candidate in strategic management, his research field are entrepreneur management, international business management and innovational strategies. However, I am not very familiar with him, and I also heard that he already has a lot of advisees.
Doctor yeujun Yoon, he is a PHD...