Whether you’re looking to get involved in undergraduate research at UF or are already involved and looking to enhance your experience, our trained peer advisors are here to help. The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) offers personalized peer advising to students to help them find research opportunities on campus, apply to research scholarships, create effective research presentations, locate and apply to external research programs outside of UF, and offer resume critiques. CURBS peer advisors are experienced undergraduate researchers who are passionate about helping students find enriching opportunities that will take their academic experiences to new heights.
Peer Advising for Spring 2024:
M,W,F: 10:40 AM – 1:40 PM Newell Hall 202
T and Th: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM C3
Interested in performing research at UF but not sure where to start?
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) offers workshops on how to find research!Finding a Research Position Workshop
“My peer advisor was very helpful. I needed some guidance on how to approach a researcher via email and I was given a clear outline that I’ll definitely be making use of.”
“My peer advisor gave me the tools to reach out to the professors I am interested in working with. She recommended picking 7-10 researchers and how to initiate contact with them. She was a wonderful peer advisor. I will definitely make an appointment with her soon!”
“I benefited greatly from attending peer advising. My peer advisor was able to give me useful information on which websites to use to find research positions, how to reach out to professors, and other great advice.”
“My peer advisor helped me refine my email and also gave me some insight into how he attained a research position. His advice truly helped me and allowed me to attain an interview.”
“My peer advisor was super kind, helpful, and easy to talk to. She definitely knew what she was talking about and helped me figure out my next steps in the process of finding a research mentor.”
Watch the video to get started in your search for a research faculty mentor.
Our peer mentoring group is made up of experienced undergraduate researchers who are passionate about helping students find research opportunities that will enrich their academic experience and help them reach their career goals.
College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research Description: Under the College of Medicine, she conducts research at the Center for Musculoskeletal Pain and Fatigue. More specifically, understanding the mechanisms behind fibromyalgia and the effects of mindfulness on chronic pain.
College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Research Description: In the College of Medicine, Julia volunteers in Dr. Coy Heldermon’s research laboratory and studies therapeutics for breast cancer, sarcoma, and Sanfilippo syndrome. She works in Dr. Mei He’s laboratory in the College of Pharmacy and researches stem cells, exosomes, secretomes, and microfluidic devices.
Peer advising has resumed!
Please reach out to one of our directors if you have any questions!