Unwritten Rule of Engineering #14: Be as particular as you can in the selection of your supervisor.
Long before the days of universities and [the internet], master craftsmen absorbed their skills by apprenticing to master craftsmen. Likewise, you will do well to use those with more experience, especially a well-selected supervisor, as your … mentor.
And a little quote from rule #13:
As a rule, you can service all other ends to best advantage by assuming your supervisor is approximately the right person for that job.