There are many good reasons to participate in an undergraduate
Completing a research or creative
project gives you “hands-on” experience and a greater
in-depth understanding in what you are studying. We can tell you
that the experience:
- will help you develop and hone those skills necessary to your
field of study and your future job.
- will tell you whether you want to study further in the field
(like go to graduate or professional school) or if you really want
a job in that field.
- if successful, shows others that you can complete a major project
AND you have a project that shows you are capable.
Just remember…an undergraduate research experience is successful
even if you find out you DON’T like research and don’t
want to do more in the future. Better to find out now!
You also should know that a formal and successful undergraduate
research experience may qualify you to receive a “Distinction
in Research” or “Distinction in Creative Arts” at