Getting the Most out of Your Time

Getting the Most out of Your Time

What you do in the lab when you aren’t doing research matters. A lot.

To extract the most from your undergrad research experience, you'll need to make your time in the lab matter.

When you’re waiting to finish a technique, or have a little extra time, there are a variety of things you can do to make your research experience more rewarding. For example, get to know your labmates and their projects, ask to observe a technique, or try to read one of the PI’s papers. Doing these things will also help you earn a stronger recommendation letter because it will send the message that you value the time you spend in the lab, and that you're taking ownership of your research experience.