Student Career Readiness

Insight Overview

CUR’s commitment to showcasing the parallel path of student career readiness and skills gained during participation in undergraduate research is a top priority. Below you will find an assortment of resources that will help students, faculty, and mentors understand and articulate the value of participation in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry experiences in terms that will resonate with future employers and diverse stakeholders.

Upcoming Events
Featured Event:
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 08-10, 2024
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Check out the upcoming details as the event approaches, volunteer to review abstracts, and start prepping for another exciting year!
Jun 24
ConnectUR in College Park, MD
June 24-26, 2024
The ConnectUR conference will provide a forum where attendees can draw on knowledge exchange, scholarship of teaching and learning, group discussion, and community building to expand their approaches to undergraduate research.
Mar 15
How to Build a Professional Presence and Network on LinkedIn Online Training Series 2 – LinkedIn Presence + Positioning – Building a Network and Community
March 15, 2024
How to Build a Professional Presence and Network on LinkedIn Online Training Series facilitated by Colleen McKenna,  Principal of lntero Advisory, is a practitioner, speaker, author, blogger, trainer, and coach. $15 for individual access to all three webinars and $200 for a viewing party. This training is provided for free for all NCUR 2024 registrants.  Training Series #2 on LinkedIn Presence + Positioning – Focus on Building a Network/Community Topics to include: Showing up matters & The importance of a network
Mar 22
How to Build a Professional Presence and Network on LinkedIn Online Training Series 3 – Staying Visible and Engaging
March 22, 2024
How to Build a Professional Presence and Network on LinkedIn Online Training Series facilitated by Colleen McKenna,  Principal of lntero Advisory, is a practitioner, speaker, author, blogger, trainer, and coach. $15 for individual access to all three webinars and $200 for a viewing party. This training is provided for free for all NCUR 2024 registrants.  Training Series #3 on Staying Visible and Engaging Topics to include: Best practices for leveraging content effectively; The importance of engaging with company Page content; & Original and curated content
Jun 24
Leveraging Career-Readiness Language in your Research & Creative Inquiry Experiences – ConnectUR 2024 Preconference Workshop
June 24, 2024
Learn to reframe how to present their undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry (URSCI) experiences in terms of transferable career readiness skills identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as in demand by employers.