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Asking a professor about doing research for them

  1. Dec 4, 2006 #1
    I figure I should just approach the professor and ask if there's any research or work I could do for them next semester. That simple?
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  3. Dec 4, 2006 #2
    Sounds like a plan to me. I suspect you'll have to demonstrate your skills before you get an RA though. If you are an experimentalist, offer to lend a hand, demonstrate you are competent and good things should follow.
  4. Dec 4, 2006 #3
    Well that was easy

    I start over the break. Thanks!
  5. Dec 4, 2006 #4
    Yeah, there's nothing to it but do it. In my experience, most professors are happy to have undergrads interested in their research.
  6. Dec 4, 2006 #5


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    You might want to read up on what the professor does... possibly talk to more senior students that are working with the professor.
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