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Finish the Year Strong!

It is April and we are all anxious for warmer weather! Get a head start on your final assignments and other projects so that you have extra time to relax and enjoy the sun later. You may get the urge to skip class and the "who cares, I'm almost done" mentality, but do not let that happen to you! You have worked so hard all year to let things go now. Always remember that these grades will matter and your hard work will pay off.

Research- It's Not Just Working in a Lab!

Research can be more than just taking place in a lab with a professor. There are different kinds of research opportunities available for you! Whether you want to do research in a lab, a clinic, the community, or a studio, you can find the right research opportunity that is most appropriate for your field.

The Office of Undergraduate Research is always willing to help you find a research mentor. Just stop in and let them know what kind of research you are interested in and they will help you begin the process of finding a mentor.
There are also a number of different ways to get compensated for your research as a student. You can receive financial grants for a research project through UROP, receive academic credit, work for pay, or simply volunteer your time. Some students even do their research abroad! You can do multiple research projects, so start early and do it often!

Learn more about why you should participate in research during your time at the University.

Get started with UROP. There is directed research, student employment, and summer opportunities available.

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  • Don't have a summer plan yet? Talk to your career center about making the most of your summer!
  • Talk to your Academic Adviser or career center about taking a career planning or internship course.


  • Consider taking on a leadership role in your student/campus organization. Talk to leaders now about fall opportunities.
  • Want to read more? Career Planning in Your Second Year