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Getting Started

Want to engage in undergraduate research but don’t know where to start?

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The Getting Started Workshop Series includes three informative and interactive workshops designed to provide comprehensive research training and instruction. Workshops include: Getting Started in UR, Researching a Mentor and Marketing Yourself and Working the Problem: Research Skills

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop

This interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the entire undergraduate research process at USF. Students will learn about the types of research opportunities available, how to network with potential mentors, and how to get credit for research experiences. Students who attend the Getting Started workshop are added to the Undergraduate Research Interest Group Canvas organization, which contains a listing of current research opportunities.

A Note About Position Announcements on Canvas: Announcements posted on the Canvas organization represent an additional resource for students seeking a research position. The list is NOT comprehensive and therefore should not be used as the only or primary source for current opportunities. The OUR recommends that students seeking positions engage with their professors and other department personnel for information regarding available opportunities.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops
NOTE: Walk in seating is available for workshops that are FULL.
Contact the OUR for more information.
Date Time Location RSVP
Thurs. Aug. 14 2:00-3:00pm LIB 210 FULL
Thurs. Aug. 21 1:00-2:00pm LIB 210 FULL
Tues. Aug. 26 12:30-1:30pm LIB 210 FULL
Thurs. Aug. 28 2:00-3:00pm LIB 210 FULL
Wed. Sept. 3 5:00-6:00pm LIB 210 FULL
Fri. Sept.5 11:00am-12:00pm LIB 210 FULL
Mon. Sept. 8 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 FULL
Thurs. Sept. 11 12:30-1:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Sat. Sept. 13 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Fri. Sept. 19 1:00-2:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Sat. Sept. 27 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Mon. Sept. 29 2:30-3:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Wed. Oct. 1 5:00-6:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Sat. Oct.4 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Mon. Oct. 6 11:00am-12:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Tues. Oct. 14 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Wed. Nov. 12 3:30-4:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Tues. Nov. 18 3:30-4:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Thurs. Dec. 4 2:30-3:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »

Researching a Mentor and Marketing Yourself

After attending a Getting Started in Undergraduate Research workshop students should attend Researching a Mentor and Marketing Yourself.  In this workshop students will learn about the importance of mentoring and tips for selecting a potential mentor.  During the second half of the workshop participants will research a faculty member on the USF website and compose an “elevator speech” to help guide conversations with potential mentors.

Workshop participants  are encouraged to bring a laptop to engage in workshop activities.

Topics include:

  • The importance of mentoring
  • Tips for selecting a potential mentor
  • How to research a  faculty member on the USF website
  • How to write an “elevator speech” to guide conversations with potential mentors
Researching a Mentor and Marketing Yourself
Date Time Location RSVP
Tues. Sept. 9 1:00-2:00 pm LIB 210 FULL
Tues. Sept. 16 12:30-1:30 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Fri. Sept. 26 12:00-1:00 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Tues. Sept. 30 2:00-3:00 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Mon. Oct. 6 2:00-3:00 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Wed. Nov. 19 2:00-3:00 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »

Working the Problem: Creative Research Skills Workshop

This interactive workshop will engage attendees  in the foundation of problem-solving skills which are applicable across all disciplines.

Students who attend this workshop will:

  • Understand the difference between critical and associative thinking
  • Learn how creativity impacts research in all disciplines
  • Discover why the development of problem solving skills are critical to future employment
  • Work in groups to practice creative thinking skills
  • Develop the framework for a research problem statement
Working the Problem: Creative Research Skills Workshop
Date Time Location RSVP
Wed. Sept. 24 12:30-1:30 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
Mon. Oct. 13 3:00-4:00 pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »

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