Why Get Involved

In today's competitive job market, exploring opportunities to engage in research and creative activities is one of the best things that you can do to enhance your resume while in school. By engaging in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities:

  • You will develop a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a faculty mentor
  • It can help clarify your academic and career interests and goals
  • You will acquire knowledge in your academic field that transcends classroom study
  • It enhances critical skills in communication, independent thinking, creativity and problem solving
  • It encourages creativity and flexibility in thought
  • It enhances your professional and academic credentials to support applications for scholarships, awards, employment, and entry into graduate and professional schools
  • It cultivates leadership and teamwork skills
  • You will engage in the creation of new knowledge on the cutting edge of an academic discipline and apply that knowledge to real world problems