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Undergraduate Researchers: Join in the “Research: Next Steps” workshop series

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host a series of professional development workshops for undergraduate student researchers this summer. We invite all interested undergaduate student researchers from all disciplines to participate in these workshops.

Workshop details are listed below, and in the 2023 Research: Next Steps flyer (PDF). There is no registration required to attend these sessions, and all undergraduate researchers from all disciplines, including USC students and those visiting from other institutions, are welcome to participate.

For questions regarding these workshops, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at or 803-777-1141.


Workshop Times and Locations

All workshops will be held in the Jones Physical Sciences Center, Room 104, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Communication and Networking

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Presented by Dr. Lauren Clark, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
This workshop will focus on communication and networking in a research lab.

Highlighting Your Research Experience

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Presented by Ms. Briahnna Ismail, Assistant Director of Student Services, Office of Undergraduate Research
This workshop will provide guidance on crafting effective resumes, cover letters, and personal statements in a format tailored to undergraduate research students.

Research and Ethics

Wednesday, June 14
Presented by Dr. Jeff Dudycha, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Case studies will be presented to provide a framework for discussion of common ethical questions in research.

Preparing for Graduate School

Wednesday, June 21
Presented by a panel of graduate students and Graduate School faculty and staff
In this workshop, a panel of faulty and graduate students will discuss the graduate school application process with emphasis on what programs to consider and what to look for in an advisor. This workshop will also explain options for funding your graduate school education including assistantships and fellowships.

Reflecting on Your Research Experience

Wednesday, June 28
Presented by Dr. Charles Pierce, Faculty Executive Director, 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.


26 May 2023

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