How to ask a Professor for research opportunities:

  • Research the Professors and their background
    • Look on Linked In
    • Search for faculty profiles on RUN’s website
  • Email them!
    • Have a professional introduction
    • Introduce Yourself and who you are
    • Mention the reason you are emailing them
    • Always go above and beyond as to why you know about them
    • Be specific on what you are asking, be direct
    • Why would this opportunity add to your goals?
    • What is your availability?
    • Be willing to meet, in-person/zoom
    • Take charge and schedule meeting.
    • Why should they pick you?
    • Show them why
    • Attach your resume and transcript
    • Follow-up if you don’t hear back in about 2 weeks but don’t pester them
    • Be genuine in your approach
    • Focus on the conversation in the moment, don’t think of the end goal