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Undergraduate Research

Resources for course-based undergraduate research experiences

What's Next

One of the values of participating in undergraduate research is being able to leverage your work. 

Ways to leverage your work  

Student portfolios

A student portfolio is a collection a student's work where they can demonstrate learning and showcase creations and achievements. A portfolio can take different forms. For some students, this may be a physical portfolio of tangible creations while other students may choose to have a digital portfolio (ePortfolio) such as a website. Having a portfolio is a great asset to have all of your work in one place and it can also supplement your curriculum vitae. 

Click here for more information on how you can set up an ePortfolio. 

Enrich your career prospects

One of the goals for students participating in undergraduate research is to provide them the opportunity to develop skills that they can use beyond their undergraduate career. You can leverage the skills that you have developed to enrich your career prospects by showcasing them in your cover letter, curriculum vitae and in interviews. 

Click here to articulate (Undergraduate Researchers: Skills Inventory from the University of Alberta) the skills that you have developed throughout your research experience.