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Office of the Vice President for Research

Undergraduate Researchers are Invited to the “Research: Next Steps to Success” Workshop Series

The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting a series of professional development workshops for undergraduate student researchers this summer. All interested student researchers are invited to participate in these workshops.

Topics, dates, times and locations for all workshops are listed below, and available for download in a PDF flier. There is no registration required to attend these sessions, and all undergraduate researchers from all disciplines, including UofSC students and those visiting from other institutions, are welcome to participate.

All workshops in the Research: Next Steps to Success series will be held in the Jones Physical Sciences Center, Room 104, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For questions regarding these workshops, please contact Lauren Clark in the Office of Undergraduate Research at or 803-777-4649.


Times and Locations

The below workshops will be held in the Jones Physical Sciences Center, Room 104, on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Research and Ethics

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Dr. Jeff Dudycha, Department of Biological Sciences

Case studies will be presented to provide a framework for discussion of common ethical questions in research.

Effective Poster Presentations

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Dr. Lauren Clark, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will guide students through the process of creating effective research posters using PowerPoint.

Preparing for Graduate School

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Panel of Graduate Students

Scheduling update:

This workshop will be held online via MS Teams, at 3:00 p.m. on Wed., June 22.

In this workshop, a panel of faculty and graduate students will discuss reasons to consider graduate school, M.S. vs Ph.D. programs, and how to be a competitive candidate for graduate school. This workshop will also explain options for funding your graduate education, including assistantships and fellowships.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Ms. Briahnna Ismail, Assistant Director of Student Services, Office of Undergraduate Research                    

This workshop will provide guidance on crafting effective resumes and cover letters in a format tailored to undergraduate research students.

Reflecting on Your Research Experience

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Dr. Charles Pierce, Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Faculty Associate, Center for Experiential and Integrative Learning

This interactive workshop will introduce integrative learning and engage students in reflective thinking and writing exercises about their research experiences.

Applying to Graduate School

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Panel of faculty and Graduate School staff

This panel discussion will feature a discussion of the graduate school application process, with emphasis on how to select a graduate program and what to consider when looking for a graduate advisor. Common parts of application packages will be discussed, including research/personal statements, resumes and recommendation letters.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.