What years did you participate in UROP?


What UROP Program(s) were you a part of?

Traditional UROP as a Sophomore - Social Science Discipline

What made you choose UROP?

I wanted an opportunity to get involved in research and get a behind the scenes understanding as well as get to know professors personally.


What do you think you have learned from your UROP experience?

I learned how the basics and background of research work.

What is the extent to which you have kept in contact with your Research Mentor?

Been casually in contact within the department.

How did your UROP experience shape or inform the next steps you took in your academic and professional journey?

It helped me get a different research assistant job with the professor working with my graduate student. This gave me another 2 years of research experience which was incredibly influential in getting internships and jobs. I then decided to do a senior honors thesis because of my experience in research. It was inspiring and gave me the skills and understanding to take research on myself.

Where are you in your professional journey?

Marketing Operations - I am in my second job. In my job I create marketing automation programs and also manage marketing analytics at a tech company.

What advice would you give to a current UROP student?

Engage with your research and your research professor/grad student as much as you can. Ask all the questions you have to really understand how it works. If you like research - do a thesis!