Research and Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate Research

 Why do undergraduate research?

 Undergraduate research provides students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty members, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers on research projects pertinent to their field of study.

 Students gain several skills from being actively involved in research including:

  • Confidence in the research process
  • Working closely with a faculty mentor
  • Gains in communication skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity in reading primary literature
  • Career clarification and awareness of what graduate school is like

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Career Internships

 What is an internship?

An internship is a career-related work experience that may also provide you an opportunity to earn academic credit and/or income. The internship should: offer hands-on work with increasing levels of responsibility; enhance the employer’s productivity and is not job shadowing or observation alone; be professional in nature; provide a qualified mentor/supervisor; and offer work that relates to your academic major (or area of study) or career field of interest.

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