I chose to come to Benedictine for two reasons: to run Cross Country and because of their outstanding sciences.
The small class sizes, collection of Alumni, and proximity to external resources are just a few of the reasons Benedictine University is a great place to get a science education. But anyone can take the classes, volunteer, and and be in a club. Set yourself apart, do research.
I first started doing Physiology Undergraduate research for Dr. Sarathy my sophomore year in the Spring. Besides counting as a science elective credit, research provides amazing opportunities to build relationships with professors, meet other distinguished professionals networking, apply and practice skills learned in classes, and even become published. Imagine adding all of that to your portfolio!
Did I mention the travel potential? When in research, you go all over presenting that research at science conferences around the United States. Some current research students are even waiting to hear back if their abstracts were accepted to the OASIS conference in San Diego. Play your cards right and you can receive a travel grant which means the trip is of no cost to you!
Convinced yet? Do research.