summerundergraduateresearch - Roadmap to Research For...

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Roadmap to Research Aaron Rowe For Freshman Students Graduate Student, Biochemistry, UCSB Getting into graduate school or finding a research job can be quite competitive. If you want to get ahead of your peers, you should consider doing some undergraduate research. There are two main ways to do this. You can talk to a professor here and commit to working in their lab for a couple of years, or you can apply for a summer research program here or at another university. Summer research programs generally accept students after their second or third year of college, and they pay several thousand dollars for you to work on a project five days a week, eight hours a day, for ten weeks. If you pick a laboratory that uses common scientific methods, you will have a lot of skills by the end of the summer and thus be very attractive to graduate programs and employers. Most summer research programs require that you apply by around February 1 st of your sophomore or junior year, and they ask for two letters of recommendation from professors that you have taken classes from. For that reason, it is a good idea that you speak up in class so that your
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course CHEM 1B taught by Professor Watts during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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