Research can prepare you for a variety of careers, giving you stronger credentials for your resume or your graduate school application. It will expose you to the inner workings of a field of study and allow you to "try on" a discipline before committing to it as a career.
Research helps you develop critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical, time-management and teamwork skills, as well as skills specific to your field of research. All of these skills will benefit you in your coursework and career, and will prove your dedication and interest to employers and graduate schools.
Research opportunities include the following: working in a laboratory, gathering data on people's experiences or opinions, creating new works in the performing or visual arts, creating computer code to support the needs of a scholarly project, investigating an event, period or trend.
Click below to discover how to get involved in research in your area(s) of interest.