Network with Prospective Mentors
Did you know that a variety of professionals including UTC faculty, graduate students, staff, and community members can mentor UR projects? As you begin your search for an UR position, seek out and connect with faculty and others who are working on projects in your area(s) of interest. Networking with faculty and others can often lead to UR opportunities! Visit UTC faculty webpages to learn about faculty research, and to prepare for the research conversation. Request a copy of the informational interview guide from the Office for URaCE to help guide your conversations with prospective mentors.
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Complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. RCR training focuses on the ethics, regulations, rules, and best practices that guide research activity. Training is free, and earning the RCR certification will help you gain a competitive advantage when seeking a research opportunity.
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As you embark on your undergraduate research journey you should also consult the Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU). This platform is an excellent resource for navigating the entire undergraduate research experience, and includes information related to intellectual property issues, research integrity, publishing, networking, and undergraduate research opportunities. Although the guide focuses on STEM disciplines, content is applicable to students pursuing undergraduate research in all disciplines.