Learn what a day in the life is like beyond the classroom, and build meaningful mentoring relationships. Graduate schools, professional schools, and employers also expect students to have had these hands-on experiences, so let's dive in and find your fit!
-Check out job boards or research databases for opportunities that are seeking applicants
-Talk to faculty about their research (many faculty will pull examples in class from their research or would be happy to chat in a meeting with you!)
-Attend events that will allow you to meet/network with faculty and employers
-Do your “research” on research/internships – look at departmental webpages or company pages and reach out to set up a meeting or informational interview
-Ask your peers about their experiences (how did they secure their experience?)
*Note: proactive strategies are often the best way to secure research opportunities on-campus as very few are posted and most are cultivated by building relationships. Internships and co-ops can also be secured in this way or by using databases and job boards.
Learn more through the Office of Undergraduate Research events. There are many ways to gain research experience on campus (remember most are found by being proactive)
- On-campus research opportunities
- Student Employment (“research” as a search term or keywords associated with your discipline)
- Lincus – to search topics interesting to you and which faculty are working on them
- CORE - resources and equipment for research
- McNair Scholars Program - prepares students for doctoral studies in STEM
- Funding Options - got an idea? We have the resources!