We do want to share some strategies that will make that process easier. Review the Finding a Mentor tab and identify faculty and research topics in which you may be interested. Then, send an email to that mentor to begin a dialogue.
Your email should be very brief and concise, and should cover some or all of the following topics:
Then ask the mentor if he or she would like to discuss the possibility of having you in the lab for a rotation. At this point, it's not necessary to send a resume or CV unless the mentor asks for it.
Remember, this is a business communication and should be professional. Address the email to "Dr. X" and be sure to use proper grammar and formatting. Faculty members get a lot of email, so don't be upset if you don't get an immediate response. If you haven't heard back with a week or so, send a polite reminder that you had sent a previous email asking to be considered for a research experience in their lab.
BREP Staff members are available on a limited basis to help you with this process. Please send us an email if you would like additional information.
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