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Peer Advising

Peer Advising and Office Hours Online Only

Due to rising concerns around COVID-19 and UF’s decision to cancel in-person classes, we are following the lead and are moving all peer advising hours to Zoom.

“Walk-in” hours on Zoom will begin September 8th, from 9:35 am to 3:30 pm; we will be happy to answer any research-related questions you have!

Please use this link to join the Peer Advising Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85312309643

Do you need help getting started in research at UF and would like to speak with someone?

The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) offers Peer Advising for anyone who would like get started in undergraduate research.  Click one of the boxes below to learn more.

Peer Advising

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Center for Undergraduate Research

Newell Hall, Room 202
1700 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611

+1 (352) 846-3222
CUR@aa.ufl.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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About Peer Advising

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 experience to new heights.

Peer Advising Office Hours

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Online Students

Interested in performing research at UF but not sure where to start?

The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students (CURBS) has now launched online peer advising! Receive one-on-one support on your questions about engaging in the incredible research at the nation’s 7th ranked public university through Zoom Conference.

Peer advising will begin September 8th, held on weekdays from 9:35 to 3:30. Please use the following link to join “walk-in” Zoom advising: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85312309643

“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 to pick 7-10 researchers and how to initiate contact to 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 a 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.”

Meet the Directors

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.

Drake Rose

Class:  2022

Email: drakerose@ufl.edu

Major:  Microbiology & Cell Science

Minor: Anthropology

College:  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Description:  I work in a USDA plant molecular biology lab, focusing on the chemical defense in maize and investigating specific genes that may be relevant to the production of antimicrobial defense compounds that protect plants from pathogens such as fungi and bacteria. I am also involved in UF HealthStreet, a community engagement program that seeks to reduce disparities in accessibility to research and healthcare. We assess health concerns, conditions, and research perceptions of community members.

Aanchal Shah

Class:  2021

Email:  aanchal.shah@ufl.edu

Major:  Psychology (Pre-Medical Track)

Minor:  Dance in Medicine Certificate

College:  Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Description:  I research under the Center for Arts in Medicine.  My research specifically focuses on the benefits and risks of dance movement therapy in the palliative care system and how it can be used as a non-pharmological method for alleviating pain in patients who have terminal illnesses. 

Peer advising will be offered to students online this semester.  “Walk-in” hours can be found above, under the “office hours” tab. Please reach out if you have any questions!