Hi Everyone, I am about to enter my third year in the undergraduate program, and was hoping to start searching for a Professor who would supervise my fourth year independent program. My goal is to fulfill my program requirements and enter into a Masters program. Now I have heard and read that succeeding well and performing extremely well in this thesis project could help greatly increase my chance of getting into the Masters program. Firstly I wanted to know how one would approach a professor and ask if they would supervise me? Should I send an email to anyone who's research I find interesting for a meeting, or should I only focus on Professors who I have as teachers in lectures? Also do professors usually help out a student choose a good project, or is this completely the students duty? Finally what can a student such as myself do in order to perform excellently in this project? Should I focus on some certain aspects, that is do something to improve myself as a student and researcher? I am in a biotechnology program, so my research will be somewhere around Molecular Biology/Biochemistry as this is a big interest. Including interests such as bioenergy, human development, biotechnology medicine. Thank you all for your help.