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Gain research experience

Work with experts in their fields, gain hands-­on experience and form professional connections -­ all before you graduate!

Undergraduate students work side­-by-­side with faculty mentors, as well as graduate students, on unique research projects ranging from prisoner’s rights to refugee support all while earning academic credit.

Student apprentices help with a wide variety of research-­related assignments including library research, conducting interviews, site visits and building databases.

Research experiences help students gain even more from their undergraduate education and has been shown to enhance the following skills:

  • Analytical, math and statistics understanding
  • Teamwork, leadership and business relationships
  • Time management
  • Writing ability and communication skills
  • Troubleshooting and self­-confidence

The strongest graduate school applicants have research experience on their resume, and social science research can also help students find employment after graduation. For example, tech companies look to hire graduates with social science research experience because these students understand how to most effectively reach communities via social media and the web.

Our dedicated academic advisors help students find semester­-long research apprenticeships with School of Social Transformation faculty.

Research opportunities are updated every semester.

For additional information, and a list of current faculty research opportunities, please contact us at SSTadvising@asu.edu or 480­-965-­7682.