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Asking a professor about doing research for them

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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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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?
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.
 
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Well that was easy

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