There are several reasons why getting involved in conducting research studies is important to your future career. Working in a research lab will provide you with hands-on experience and expand your skills beyond the classroom. You will enhance your problem-solving skills, collect data, analyze and critique the work of others, learn to communicate your ideas, hone your teamwork skills and have opportunities to take on leadership roles. This research experience will be an important asset when you are applying for jobs at graduation or to graduate school.
There are several ways to get involved in research. Talk to your professors and see if they are involved in research and need some help. Visit the following site which provides information about undergraduate research at SJC including our annual conference.