Undergraduate Research Workshops

OSEEL offers workshops designed to help students reach their goals for research and creative inquiry as an undergraduate student. Various sessions are offered each semester with a range of topics. Sessions are led by OSEEL staff, undergraduate research ambassadors or topic area experts from across campus.

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Ready. Set. Research! 10 Steps to Jumpstart Your Undergraduate Research or Creative Inquiry Career

Take your first step to get involved in undergraduate research, learn about resources NIU has to offer to support you through this experience, and receive guidance on a multitude of opportunities as well as tips and tricks for applications and interviews.

Everything You Need to Know About Faculty Mentors

Learn how to identify and professionally communicate with a faculty mentor to work alongside on an undergraduate research project and get tips on how get the most out of your Mentoring relationship.

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch- How to Communicate Your Research To A Wide Audience

What makes an effective elevator pitch? In this workshop, you will learn what goes into making an elevator pitch for your research and have a chance to craft their own pitch with the help of OSEEL staff.

Applying For Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

In this workshop, students will learn how to find and apply to various undergraduate research opportunities that occur during the summer months such as National Science Foundation sponsored REU’s, summer conferences and more.

CURE Workshop Series: CURE Information Session 

Learn more about the Conference on Undergraduate Research and Engagement, including information on the registration process, conference format and finding sources for your academic poster.

CURE Workshop Series: Designing Your Academic Poster

In this workshop, students will learn about the characteristics of effective academic poster design and the resources available to help prepare a research poster. This workshop covers the content and aesthetics of academic posters.

CURE Workshop Series: Communicating Your Research

In this workshop, students will get tips on how to effectively communicate their research to a wide audience through a poster presentation or a virtual format.

Getting The Most From Undergraduate Research

This workshop is designed for students who are currently engaged in undergraduate research experiences and are looking for tips on how to succeed in these experiences and how to leverage them for future successes. Participants will learn how to market themselves as researchers, where to present their research, and how to become an Undergraduate Research Ambassador!

Rutba Khan
Research Rookies and my mentor helped me to gain this experience in a way that didn't make me feel pressured. They made me feel easy while doing the research steps in a very simple way. They are the reason I felt comfortable while doing this research.

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