- Why Should I Research?
- Identifying Interests
- Identifying a Mentor
- Resumé Building
- Applying, Emailing, Meeting
- Being a Good Research Assistant
- Grant Writing
Working in a research lab or as a research assistant is not suitable for everyone. It is important to have an idea of your research interests before applying.
When considering possible avenues for research, consider the following questions:
- - What are you enthusiastic about academically?
- - What courses and subject areas are you familiar with at the college level?
- - What are your academic and career goals?
- - What professors do you have a personal relationship with?
- - Which of your areas of interest deserve more careful examination?
- - How much time do you have this semester or summer to devote to the position?
By answering these questions thoughtfully you will begin to narrow down the departments, research labs and projects that interest you.
Now consider potential specific academic areas of focus for your research. Identifying gaps in existing research should inform your area of work.
Use the ScholarBridge search page as a way to see what’s out there. By scrolling through professor research interests, significant publications and opportunities, you can get an idea of the type of work that exists in academic research. You can filter professors by field as you narrow in on a research focus.
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