I am currently a junior year mechanical engineering student. I have been searching for an undergraduate research position within my school and was recently offered a position by a professor. My only problem is the research position involves product development processes and my interested area of study for graduate school is reliability engineering. My question is, will doing research involving product development constrain me to only be accepted for product development research in graduate school? Because I know in graduate school your studies are mainly dictated by your area of research.