Part of the job of being a professor — and a part I enjoy quite a bit — is to provide advice and mentoring. Still, it’s a part of the job that could be made far more efficient than it is, with most advice being handed down one-on-one.
Here is some general advice organized around the categories that most often pop-up. Some of it may be trivial, but I hope some is not. Take a look and, if there’s anything else that should be there but isn’t, let me know.