Over the course of the semester I have been informing you of all of the benefits of undergraduate research. This is the final benefit that really brings all of the others together. The common link between all of the benefits I have mentioned this semester is that they all help to create a well-rounded resume!
Recently in 8 Reasons Why You Should Do Undergraduate Research: A Video Blog by Allison Fisher
Only two reasons left! This week I am discussing how research gives you the opportunity to learn new things that your classes cannot teach you.
So far I have revealed 6 of the 8 reasons why I am involved with undergraduate research and think you should be too. Hopefully you have learned something and have been motivated to get involved. Here is a recap of the reasons so far:
1. Earn class credit and get a grade for your hard work and timeOnly 2 reasons left! I will be back next Monday to reveal that last two reasons why undergraduate research is so awesome!
2. Be financially rewarded as a bonus for your time
3. Establish yourself in the science community by having your name on publications
4. Make connections with Penn State and visiting faculty and staff
5. Develop valuable skills that will help you succeed in your classes and throughout life
6. Apply all of the complicated techniques and concepts you learn in class
Getting involved with research gives you an outlet to apply all of the challenging techniques and concepts that you learn about in classes. Applying techniques directly allows you to better understand them.
Working in undergraduate research teaches you many valuable skills for class and life.
Working in a research allows you the opportunity to meet many new people from within and outside of the Penn State community. These people can then become personal connections that can help you as you further your career and education.
Most students don't know that working in undergraduate research can earn you reason number three: publications. Becoming a published author before you graduate is a great way to stand out when applying for jobs or further education.
The second reason why you should get involved with research is: money. There are a few different ways that you can receive money for working in research as an undergrad.