Many students engage in undergraduate research during their time at UW, as a great way to explore careers in research and build relationships with their professors.
Even when they decide that a career in research is not what they are looking for, lab experience can be a great way to demonstrate skills that employers are looking for everywhere.
These can include:
- Report writing
- Data collection
- Critical analysis of information from different sources
- Critical thinking
- Planning and scheduling
Charlotte Shubert at Nature magazine examined how a job after graduation as a lab tech would be a great introduction to careers in research, as well as a great stepping stone to careers outside of research.