BE PROFESSIONAL and polite in ALL interactions. Arrive on time, neatly dressed and prepared.
PREPARE – Ask if there is anything you should review in advance of your meeting. Review their research so you are ready to discuss projects. Have any requested documents ready to bring or send for review.
THANK THEM for considering you whether you are selected or not.
BAD experiences happen. Not every opportunity is beneficial. The good news is you are not stuck. There are so many researchers across the university, you can leave an opportunity and move on. If you are researching for credit, you just have to get through that semester and you can move on.
There are many reasons why an opportunity may not be working for you –
What to do?
Remember – If the problem cannot be resolved, always extract yourself politely and graciously (even if you are fibbing a little). You never want to burn a bridge. It will come back and bite you in the end!