This experience hones analytical and professional skills and is a valuable addition to your résumé or graduate school application. Students receive coaching from faculty members, participation is free, and transportation is provided on your behalf, so talk to your professor about this opportunity today!
Here is what Kensi Ho, a Sociology graduate (class of 2011) who is currently in graduate school, shared with us about her experience as a research conference participant:
Dr. Arvanites, I appreciated all of your help as my advisor and for 'making me' present my research paper at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference. Now that I’m in graduate school, I will actually be using that topic and presentation for one of my projects this semester. You really made a difference in my Villanova experience.