Students can get involved with the Multicultural Psychology lab as volunteers. After gaining some experience, students may be approved to continue in the lab as volunteers or for course credit. Students may be able to secure funding to work in lab over the summer or for travel to present research.
Benefits of Research Experience:
- Undergraduate research looks great on your resume or curriculum vitae
- Students may receive departmental awards for their research
- Great opportunity to get hands-on experience in your potential field of interest
- Get close mentorship from faculty and the work may result in excellent recommendations
- Puts classroom knowledge to work
- Allows student to make educated future career decisions
- You stand out in graduate school applications from peers who did not participate in research
Desirable Research Assistant Qualities:
- Psychological research
- Health psychology
- Multicultural psychology
- Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
- Dependable, conscientious and professional
- Ability to work in a group
- Ability to take the initiative
Professor Mena accepts applicants for the Psychology master’s program that leads to an MS degree. Applicants interested in multicultural health psychology, cultural competence, and improving the physical and mental health of underserved populations are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about getting involved.