Good morning! The snow is falling and the coffee is kicking these little legs to get moving. .
Many of you messaged me and I’ll get to you I promise! I have an exam tomorrow, so that’s the main priority.
I have gotten a lot of Q’s from you guys about how I got into research, so here are my tips. I have been in 4 research labs and here is what has gotten me there: .
1. Don’t be afraid to reach out. I remember being scared but email them asking, the worst they say is no or don’t respond.
2. Believe in yourself: entering a lab at first is scary, and you may not think you have what it takes but you will learn quickly. It’s okay to not know at first, that’s life! .
3. Connections: talk to your professors and see if they know of a research lab that is tailored towards your interests. Maybe there’s isn’t a good fit but they might have someone in mind.
4. Explain why you are interested in their lab. Don’t send a message saying, Hi I’m (so and so), I’m a pre-med and I’d like to do research in your lab. Professors at our school are off put by this and most I have spoken to ignore these types of emails. They have shared that they want to know that the students in their lab are there because they want to be not because it’s a check on their application.
5. Have your CV, transcripts, and time availability at hand when they ask for it. Most professors will ask how much time you can dedicate to research. Be honest with yourself and your PI, there’s nothing worse then making a commitment and not showing up... so just be upfront. Plus, if you do have extra time and go into lab when you’re not usually there it shows you really want to be there and your PI will notice! .
6. Make sure the research interests you, if not it will show!! If you love what you do and you get interviews they will see you really loved the research you worked on!
If you have anymore Q’s feel free to DM me. Have a great day guys and stay warm!! All my love💕😘