Do you have questions about getting involved with mentored research as an undergraduate? Ask experts who are undergraduates themselves!
These peer mentors are currently working on their own research projects, and are available to talk to you about the research process. They have the experience and training to answer questions such as:
- “How do I get started with my research?”
- “Will I get paid to work on research, or am I eligible for a special scholarship?”
- “How do I find a faculty mentor who will oversee and guide my work and training?”
How to Meet with a Peer Mentor
We use Microsoft Bookings to schedule in-person or virtual meetings between students and our peer mentors. After first selecting whether you want to have a 30-minute in-person or a virtual meeting (hosted on Microsoft Teams), you can then select a time based on our peer mentors’ availability. You can also optionally select the peer mentor you want to meet with. We ask you for your name, WSU email, and a few details about your academic and research interests. Once you book an appointment, a reminder about the meeting will be sent to the email you provided.
Please note: Mentors are not available during summer break, WSU breaks, WSU holidays, the week before final examinations, or the week of final exams. Be sure to double check the WSU academic calendar to confirm these dates. (You will see that peer mentors’ availability on Microsoft Bookings should account for these breaks.)