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Getting Started in Research

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Undergraduate Research Workshop

Monday, May 22
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Sondheim Room 103

Video CameraStudents who participated in
undergraduate research

For help with your summer research application, personal statement, or resume, please contact:
April L. Householder, Ph.D.:
Devon Fick:



Getting Started:
How to Get Started in Research
Know your Professor
myMajorFinding Summer Research:
Summer Research Opportunities Excel icon
Steps To Find Summer Research
Opportunities to Work at NIST
Paid Summer Research Positions
Research information by major
“Summer Research Changed my Life”
Applying for Summer Research:
Requesting a Letter of Recommendation
– Advice on e-mailing a professor
– Tips on writing an introductory email
– An essay on letters of recommendation
– Approaching a professor for a letter of recommendationDrafting a Personal Statement
– Writing Personal Statements by Joe SchallA letter from an undergraduate researcher

Starting Your Research:
Sign up for the zero-credit Research Practicum and have your research documented on your transcript
Establishing a Working Relationship With Your Mentor

Learn how to find research internships and job opportunities using UMBCworks!
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