We are back with episode three of the 1% Engineer Show, looking at how to find undergraduate research. Check it out below and check back on Wednesdays for new videos. Don’t forget to look into The 1% Engineer website for more interesting information!
In this episode, we discuss one main tactic to deploy in order to find undergraduate research opportunities. Professors are ALWAYS looking for ambitious students to support their research initiatives, and even if funding is not available (though it usually is), you can get involved with research in your spare time anyway and volunteer. The crux of the lesson is to show your initiative, show you are ambitious and hungry for more involvement in the industry. Visit your professors during office hours, stay after class, tell them you want to get involved. Explain how passionate you are about their focus area, and how you want to help. I highly encourage 1% Engineers to get involved, as mentioned even if there is no funding to be had, because they will not be disappointed with the impact. This type of ambition will lead to more opportunities by way of a great reference, and potential future connections after getting more involved and standing out.