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Designed to connect students with a plethora of exciting research projects, the Purdue Research Roundtable brings together a multitude of groups and programs currently in progress at Purdue, functioning as a traditional career fair.

The Research Roundtable event will be hosted on Monday, November 14th in the Purdue Memorial South Ballroom from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, split into two sessions (9:00AM to 12:15PM & 12:45PM to 4:00PM).

Research groups or programs will be present to show the internships and jobs they have available for undergraduates and graduates. If you are looking to get involved with a research project, whether for tech elective credit, a summer fellowship, or internship, come to the Roundtable and see what's available for you. 


For Students:

Before you come

  • Study the list of research programs.
  • Select one or more who interest you.
  • Spend some time looking over the researchers' websites, studies, etc.
  • Critique your resume/cover letter, so it reflects your interest in them.
  • Get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast!
  • You want to make a good impression, without bags under your eyes.

When you come

  • Dress for success: business casual/formal is recommended.
  • Make yourself memorable. Stand out, but don't border obnoxious.
  • Bring several copies of your resume, extra paper, and a folder for handouts.
  • Make sure your resumes look as professional as you do.
  • Consider the Writing Lab or CCO for help/advice.
  • Bring business cards or portfolio if you have one available.

While you interview

  • Greet the researcher(s) with your name and a firm handshake, while maintaining eye contact.
  • When answering questions, remember STAR: what was the Situation; what was your individual Task; what Action did you take; what was your action's Result?

After you interview

  • After a day or two, send an email or handwritten note to the researcher(s) you met, saying thank you.
  • Mention something for them to remember you by.


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