Liberal Arts Voices: Episode 35 "Undergraduate
Research and Pre-Law Opportunities"
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Earl Merritt begins the program by discussing the ways in which he encourages students to take advantage of the variety of research and enrichment programs on and off campus. He tells students to start their first year at Penn State with a plan. For Earl, it is never too early to begin to think about how participating in an undergraduate research project or pre-law program can better prepare you for your future career.
Psychology and Communication, Arts & Sciences double major Carshena Culmer talks about her participation in a pre-law program at Northern Illinois University through the Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO). At the pre-law program, Carshena received LSAT preparation, training from current law school students, and had the opportunity to network with faculty and professionals in the field. Carshena discusses how participating in this program gave her confidence in her ability to succeed and inspired her to continue to pursue her goal of attending law school. Carshena also explains how her PSYCH and CAS majors set her apart and gave her an advantage in the program.
Lastly, Jason Bundy reflects on his participation in the 2011 CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), which enabled him to perform his own research project under the supervision of faculty member Dr. David Puts. Jason explains how his interest in the patterns of human relationship formation eventually led him to study evolutionary biology and anthropology. His summer research project focuses on how monotonicity of male voices impacts the listener in categories like attractiveness and physical dominance. This research project gave Jason the opportunity to create a hypothesis, design a study, apply for IRB approval, run participants, and write an extensive research paper. Jason talks about how his participation in this research experience will better prepare him for graduate school.
"Liberal Arts Voices: Episode 35 "Undergraduate Research and Pre-Law Opportunities"
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