ICYMI, I attended my first national academic research conference in November! I presented some work that I did this past summer while I was interning in San Diego, CA. The conference itself was SO informative and helped me make a few last minute decisions regarding graduate school applications. I also got a ton of fee waivers which saved me a ton of money.
If you are interested in applying to graduate program in the biomedical sciences and have had some undergraduate research experience, you need to consider attending the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. You’ll have the chance to network with other undergrads, have some candid conversations with graduate school representatives, and get constructive critiques on your presentation skills. All of which comes as a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Anyway, there are a lot of conferences that undergrads can take advantage of in their 4 years and I’m going to give a few tips for things to avoid, things to make sure you absolutely do and share a little bit about my experience! Let’s get into it.