Getting to Know Your Advisees

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Some ideas for conversation prompts:

  • Tell me about your community and/or hometown.
  • Describe your high school for me.
  • Tell me a little bit about your family/the people you live with.
  • What are you doing this summer?
  • What do you plan to be involved with in the fall - athletics, DP, theater, religious groups, etc.?
  • Do you plan to work in the fall? Follow-up if yes: May I ask if you have work-study funds available?
  • What has happened over the last few months since you were admitted?
  • Do you have family members who went to Penn or are familiar with what Penn might be like?
  • What are you looking forward to at Penn? Is there anything that you are anxious about?