Very few consulting problems are taken care of during the initial meeting. Typically, the consultant familiarizes himself/herself with your project and the questions of interest during the initial meeting. Your project is then presented to the consulting group at the weekly meetings and/or discussed with the consulting supervisor or other faculty members. After discussing the problem, the consultant will meet with you to explain the advice given by the consulting group and faculty members. Occasionally three or more meetings are required.
The end of the quarter presents some additional complications. If your request for consulting is made at the end of a term, it is unlikely that we can provide a completed solution during that term. However, you should be assigned a consultant early the following term.
If you need additional assistance in subsequent terms, please submit a new request to the consulting service.