Benefits of Engaging in Research

Conducting research is an important part of the college experience, especially as an undergraduate. It offers you many benefits that include:

  • Fostering critical thinking and analytical skills through hands-on learning
  • Defining academic, career and personal interests
  • Expanding knowledge and understanding of a chosen field outside of the classroom
  • Developing one-on-one connections with distinguished faculty in their field 
  • Building community with peers, faculty and organizations on- and off-campus

Best of all, you can get paid to do "work" that will help your career. There are many programs available to you on- and off-campus. You can search for funding opportunities on OUR's website through the Students page.