Research Opportunities Now: • Research Opportunity Program (ROP) 299 • Northrop Frye Scholarship (BIO150Y1) • Career Center: Job Shadow/Externship • Volunteering ROP (299) • • • • • • What is it? How do I apply? How do I improve my chances? Requirements and Restrictions What to expect Pros and Cons What is it? • Credit course • Assist/ participate in research project • Pay fees Evaluation: • Journal • 2 Reports + Poster • No Exam!! Restrictions and Requirements: • 2nd year ( 4-8 credits) • Limit of 5 applications • Sign Contract How do I apply? • Choose the Project(s) • Fill in Application Form • Send to firstname.lastname@example.org by deadline • Interview How do I improve my chances: • Contact Prof. (email or in person) • Attach Resume & Cover Letter • Find out more (department & lab website) • Attend Poster Session What to Expect: • • • • • Immersion in Research Setting Committment Lab Meetings Long hours (& weekends) Papers to Read Pros & Cons: • • • • Small Class Setting No Exam!! One on One Gain Research Experience • Possibility of a publication • Networking • Long hours • Getting Along • Nature of Research Tips on Contacting Profs: • Put yourself in their shoes • Keep it brief! • Most appreciate honesty (beware of the claims you make) Upper years: • Independent Experiential Study Program (399) (March, Arts and Science website) • Independent Research Project (498, 499) • Various Field, Lab & Upper Year Courses Upper Years (Paid Options): • Work Study (only OSAP students, apply Sep.Oct, Career Center Website) • Summer Studentships (Sick Kids, etc) (apply Jan.-Feb.) • NSERC, USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Award)--dates depend on department • Summer Jobs Things to Consider: • Numerous opportunities available--do some research! • Think beyond U of T/Toronto • Funding available for travel and conferences, … (DEEF, VUSAC, etc) Things to Consider (Con’d): *Applications are time consuming! Make sure you complete them well in advance of deadlines & have sufficient time for proofreading!! **Start Working on your resume and cover letters now!!! ***Allow 10 days for official transcripts!! ****Ask prior to, and notify your references! Give ample time for reference letters (at least 2 weeks)! Resources: • Career Center & Website -Resume and cover letter workshops -Mock interviews -Alumni Database • Departmental Websites • Connections Resume Consultation • Wednesday, Feb 2nd (11-1pm) • Reading Room (BG) ***During the VOCA pancake brunch!