Good news! The deadline to apply for a research assistantship for Fall 2012 has been extended to September 7th, 2012. Just check out our listing of available Research Assistantships for UHPers and apply for the one(s) that spark your interest.
***UPDATE*** The research opportunity available with Prof. John Sides allows a student to earn up to $1000.
We know: most of you hear “research assistant” and you immediately think , “Of course! I’ve always wanted to be a research assistant!”
But for those of you who haven’t been kindling a deep desire to assist a professor in interesting research your whole life, let me break down to you exactly what being a research assistant means:
- Professors do more than teach. They also do research and write books.
- They need help. That help is called a research assistant.
- Research assistants do lots of things ranging from data entry to performing tests to conducting interviews to watching and quantifying episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (no joke). It all depends on the project and the professor.
- In return, research assistants can get academic credit. They also can be listed in the acknowledgments section of the final product. Sometimes they’re even published as co-author.
So, you think it would be pretty cool to be a co-author of a major study before you even graduate college. But how?
Luckily for you UHPers, professors want students just like you to be their research assistants. Just check out our listing of available Research Assistantships for UHPers and apply for the one(s) you’re interested in by September 7th, 2012.
Then, have an amazingly awesome academic experience and impress your friends, family, admissions boards, and employers with your achievement!