What are the benefits of working with undergrads?


  • Undergraduates can contribute meaningfully to research.
  • Research experiences can help students decide to pursue graduate studies.
  • Working with undergraduates can be a good way to identify talent and recruit graduate students. Some universities effectively use their undergraduate research programs to identify and recruit domestic graduate students.
  • Graduate students can participate in mentoring undergraduates, enhancing their research productivity and providing them with valuable teaching and mentoring experiences.
  • Providing undergraduate students with research experiences makes them more competitive for graduate admissions and fellowships, benefiting them and the reputation of your department.