I'm applying to a graduate program, and one of the application's requirements is to select at least one advisor, along with a reason for the selection. Specifically, this is the requirement:
In order to match you with a faculty adviser, tell us which faculty member's work most closely aligns with your interest.
And there is a list from which I should choose the advisor's name, and a text field in which I'm asked to write a reason for the selection.
I already know the advisors whom I'd like to work with, and the reason is simply that I'm interested in what they do (based on their recent papers/projects). But I'm not sure if this is what they're looking for, because they've already said this in the quoted text above, and also I will choose more than one advisor, and writing the same reason doesn't seem right.
My question is: What other reasons that one may have for selecting an advisor, other than having shared interests?