I am going to be a college junior in the fall and I am interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. This summer, I am going to be working as a research assistant for the person who is right now at the top of my list of potential graduate school advisors (the clinical program is at the top of my list as well). I've done extensive research on the program and it fits me perfectly. The professor's research interests also fit mine to a tea so I am very excited to be working for him as an undergraduate. I don't attend his university as an undergrad but I go to another one close by and he accepted me into his lab. The main question I have is this: Is it a good idea to mention to him that I'd be very interested in working with him as a grad school advisor? Obviously it's much too early to tell if he'd even be accepting students for my year. But still, is it a good idea to express one's interest this early? Also, besides just being industrious and enthusiastic in the lab, is there anything I could do that would boost my chances to be his grad student eventually?