Week 1: Meet with your mentor and align on a topic
The first meeting with your Research Mentor is an exciting opportunity for you to get to know your mentor, share your background and areas of interest, and hear about your mentor’s area of expertise. Together with your mentor, you will agree on a topic of investigation for the program. After the first meeting, your mentor will create a plan for the remainder of the program.
Week 2-4: Explore the topic and identify the research question
This stage is dedicated towards learning new theoretical tools with the guidance of your mentor. Through various resources including books, papers, and case studies, you will gain expertise in your selected topic. Your mentor is here to help you with insights earned through years of experience.
Week 5-9: Write research paper with 1-1 support from Research Mentor
Continuing to delve deeper into your area of research, you will now also begin outlining and drafting your paper. The Research Mentor will help select a suitable topic for the paper, provide feedback along the way, and teach you everything that goes into writing a stellar paper.
Week 10-12: Make final edits and submit the paper for evaluation
Make your final adjustments and submit the paper! Once completed, your mentor will grade your paper and write an evaluation of your work together.