USOAR students will be required to take a one credit course, UNST 2810 – Introduction to Academic Research, during the fall semester and UNST 2811 - Introduction to Academic Research II in the spring semester. This course will supplement student’s research work experience with discussion on research-related issues such as research ethics, meeting faculty expectations, reviewing peer-reviewed literature in different disciplines, designing independent research projects, and other topics related to the program. The time for this course will be announced later this summer. Participants will have a choice of registering for one of six fall section times after being selected for the program.
USOAR and University Career Services have put together a list of links to help interested students write their resume and cover letter. Please refer to the links below in order to strengthen the application and prepare for the interview process.
A brief overview of the resume writing process that includes examples of different kinds of resumes (including resumes for students who don’t yet have work experience):
A brief guide to the cover letter writing process with examples that will give students a visual of how their cover letter should look and what it should contain
Advice and tips on interviewing effectively
Interview Stream: a great tool that allows students to experience an interview and learn how to improve their responses. Students can use Interview Stream to video interview themselves and see how they respond both verbally and non-verbally.
Visit the University Career Services for more helpful resources!
USOAR in the News
African Student’s Past Leads to Research in Water Purification
November 8, 2016 – Growing up in Africa, Kevin Bahati, now a first-year student at the University of Virginia, experienced first-hand the consequences of not having reliable access to clean water.
USOAR Program Hosts Research Symposium
April 13, 2016 - The 2016 Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research Symposium took place in Newcomb Hall Ballroom Tuesday, featuring 18 oral presentations and two poster sessions.
USOAR Uses Work-Study to Introduce Undergrads to Research
January 28, 2016 – University of Virginia students have always been resourceful when it comes to balancing their academic careers with hours spent doing paid work around Charlottesville. Now, a growing program based out of UVA’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence is helping combine those two pursuits.
Email Tim Raines or phone 434-924-5650.