Looking to get started in research? Have no idea what to do first? Know you need to reach out to faculty but find them a tad bit scary? Never fear! OUR is here!
In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab Mentor workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how to identify potential research mentors, and how to communicate effectively with the mentors you identify. We hold one of the workshops every week of the academic year, so it should be easy to find one that fits your schedule! Finding a Faculty Mentor workshops are appropriate for anyone considering doing any type of research, whereas Finding a Lab Mentor workshops are most appropriate for people interested in lab-based disciplines. No need to attend both! There is significant overlap.
The only things you need to bring are your own interests/ideas about what you might want to explore and something to take notes! If you find that you want to take your learning a step further after you’ve attended either the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab Mentor workshops, consider enrolling in one of our winter quarter programs, the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Workshop or in the Science Research Workshop, to get further in the process of entering research.
FALL QUARTER WORKSHOPS
*All workshops will be held via
ZOOM video conference*
The ZOOM link will be sent in a separate email from our office after we receive your sign up. We will add you to a calendar invite, which includes the link for the session you wish to attend.
FINDING A FACULTY MENTOR WORKSHOP
Sept 18 | 2-3PM
Oct 1 | 11AM -12PM
Oct 13 | 3-4PM
Oct 30 | 9-10AM
Nov 10 | 12:30-1:30PM
Nov 23 | 7-8PM
FINDING A LAB MENTOR WORKSHOP
Sept 23 | 12-1PM
Oct 5 | 10-11AM
Oct 21 | 7-8PM
Nov 2 | 2:30-3:30PM
Nov 19 | 4-5PM
If you’re interested in starting this process, but weren’t able to attend a workshop (or you want a refresher), check out how to get started by clicking here! We cover how to develop your interests, find faculty you’re interested in, and other resources to help guide you through the process. Reading through this content first can also help us have a more productive one-on-one follow up advising appointment. If you have additional questions about how to get started, you can sign up for an appointment to talk with an advisor.