So, You Want to Be an Undergrad Research Assistant?

Undergraduate research assistants can assist faculty with all stages of research projects, from generating project ideas and developing appropriate research questions, to preparing a conference presentation, to revising and resubmitting an authored publication. As an assistant professor who teaches clinical courses for undergrad CSD students, I’ve had students serve as assistants in my lab in various roles. These students collected and entered data for research…

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Jumping Into Undergrad Research to Prepare for Success as a Medical SLP

As undergrads, we tend to pack our summers with résumé-strengthening activities for grad school applications—camp counseling, shadowing, and interning all appear to be advantageous. Towards the end of my junior year at Appalachian State University, I wondered, “What other opportunities could I seize this summer?” I reached out to my neuroanatomy and physiology professor (because she captured my interest in neurological disorders) and discovered she…

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So Many Choices: Find the Job that Fits Your Strengths and Style

Future SLPs face a daunting burden of choice. Entering into our extraordinarily rich and broad field, new professionals may feel anxious about making the right choice, leaving other good options behind, and trying to find the setting where their strengths will shine.  When finding the right job for you, not only is it important to consider your personal gifts and preferences, but also the trends…

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Can’t-Miss Student Activities at Convention

Last year was my first time attending the ASHA Convention. I’ll never forget what an amazing experience it was—gaining life-long connections and learning so much about our fields at sessions and presentations. Not to mention, this was my first trip to Boston—what a great new city to explore! My favorite memory, by far, was interacting with fellow students in the NSSLHA Lounge and hearing what…

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