Students consider pursuing a Ph.D. for multiple reasons such as funding, job prospects or career paths. Whatever your motivation may be, it is essential to pick an interesting project and an advisor who can guide you to be your best.
The decision to pursue a graduate degree is a big one, especially if it involves working on research and submitting a thesis. Though not a topic stressed enough, finding the perfect research lab is very important.
As a freshman, I was very reserved about going into research. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and I wasn’t sure if it was the right path for me. And, to be honest, I still haven’t figured out what I want to specialize in, but here’s how my research experience has helped me so far.