What can research do for me?
Completing a research, scholarship or creative project in close collaboration with a faculty member, and presenting the results at the spring Research Symposium or at a professional conference is an achievement that brings many benefits.
First and most important, the experience will give you, the student, insight into your topic that you cannot gain any other way. The research process is a valuable skill to learn, and it is transferable to many areas of human endeavor.
Employers and graduate school admissions officers are always looking for the experience that distinguishes you from other applicants for employment or entry to graduate school. One of the most important achievements a student can add to a resume or portfolio is completing a research, scholarly or creative project in collaboration with a faculty member and presenting the results at an academic forum, such as the Slippery Rock University Research Symposium or a professional conference.
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