The Peer Research Ambassadors (PRAs) are UConn students who have engaged in research and creative activity during their undergraduate careers and want to help other students get involved. PRAs attend OUR workshops and help represent OUR at events such as career fairs and open houses. They also serve as an informal advisory board, sharing feedback with OUR administrators on how to improve outreach efforts and programming.
In addition, Peer Research Ambassadors are available to talk with students and share advice about getting started with and engaging in research, scholarship, and/or creative projects. If you're looking to get involved in these activities, it is extremely valuable to hear directly from other students about their experiences. Meet with a Peer Research Ambassador during a virtual drop-in advising session or schedule a one-on-one advising conversation.
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It's Okay to Change Directions
By Elisa Shaholli, Peer Research Ambassador
When synthesizing ideas - whether it be for a research project, a plan for a class paper, or even just an idea for something personal like a DIY project - I fall into the line of thinking of ‘this idea needs to be completely thought out and perfect.’ The more fool-proof the plan, the better the idea, because if it changes directions, that means my project wasn’t great to begin with and I’m doing it all wrong, right? Continue reading
Peer Research Ambassador Profiles
Click on the Peer Research Ambassador photos below for their full profiles and to contact an Ambassador.