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Why Do Undergraduate Research?


Participating in undergraduate research is a great way to enhance your NIU education while contributing to your discipline and developing your professional skills. Take the time to familiarize yourself with research and the opportunities available to you!

Educational Benefits

  • Learn to apply what you learn in class to real-world problems and issues.
  • Develop strong faculty relationships and networks.
  • Improve your creative and problem-solving capabilities.

Professional Benefits

  • Explore potential careers.
  • Gain valuable professional experience.
  • Find a mentor.
  • Network with experts in your field.

Personal Benefits

  • Build confidence in your creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Find a way to connect throughout your NIU experience in a more meaningful way.

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