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Community Benefits

The Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars (MRADS) allows undergraduate students the opportunity to gain research experience and professional development, AND also provides the opportunity to become a part of an active community. MRADS brings together a diverse set of students and gives them one common focal point: research. However, as the year progresses, members participate in a variety of events that bring them closer together to form a tight-knit community. All community events are created with the intention of helping members realize that they all have more in common than just research, helping them create deeper, life-long relationships.

MRADS events range from professional development workshops to exciting social events to events focusing on wellness. All events are created to be inclusive and meet the needs of the community.

Some Examples of MRADS Events

Professional Development Workshops

· Cover Letter/Resume Workshop

· Interview Preparation Workshop

· Alumni Seminars: meeting with upperclassmen MRADS alumni to learn how to navigate life at UM

· Research Seminars: meet with faculty & graduate students to learn about career paths & research

Social Events:

· Euchre/Board Game Night

· Capture the Flag Competition vs. WISE RP

· Video Game Night

· Talent Show

· Scavenger Hunt

· Tea Times

· Water Balloon Relays

Wellness Events:

· Meditation and Self-reflection Night

· Physical Wellness/ Yoga Night

· Finals De-stress Night

· Ice Cream and Identity Night

· Community Conversations