March 2, 2020

One of the factors that almost stopped me from joining the research team was the fact that I was not a marketing major.  As someone who studied organizational and strategic communication, I was worried that I would not have the theoretical framework or the knowledge to...

January 6, 2020

Being a research assistant as strengthened my presentation skills, my ability to comprehend convoluted articles, and most of all, my ability to write.

Academic writing and the ability to work through research articles has been immensely helpful for me my senior year.  M...

December 2, 2019

Despite having to come to campus at 7:00 a.m., or having to stay after a long and grueling day of classes until 6:00 p.m., I missed the steady presence of research in my life. 

College course have an uncanny way of being inconsistent, from scheduling deadlines all withi...

October 7, 2019

One of the benefits of a research assistantship is that I get to work on my own terms and my own time, so long as I met the project deadlines.  While this flexibility is wonderful, it requires one to be incredibly self-disciplined.  Sometimes, self-discipline is hard t...

August 5, 2019

Research is a fundamental part of my college career. Not just in my undergraduate research, but I also am able to apply my research skills in my classes as well. In a media research class that I shared with a fellow researcher, Zoie, we already had basic knowledge on h...

March 4, 2019

Becoming a Diverse Student Scholar has given me the opportunity to travel to different states to present at business and marketing conferences. In those travels I get to meet new people and revisit with those that have returned for another year.

My first conference took...

October 1, 2018

It was an early Monday morning September 3rd, 2018, as I was walking to class, I noticed a tall, beautiful, African American women walking a head of me that I had never seen before, (she didn’t look like a student). She began to get away from me, so I picked up my pace...

August 6, 2018

August is the time of new beginnings as the rhythm of a new year begins. Every August brings new excitement in anticipation of the research projects in the Diverse Student Scholars pipeline. Fresh off a national conference Top Paper award, our Diverse Student Scholars...

April 2, 2018

Before joining Diverse Student Scholars, I never had experience in extensive research, been on a plane, or traveled to other states. I’ve gained so many opportunities to present at conferences and have been able to travel to different cities like Pittsburgh and Chicago...

February 5, 2018

I had no intentions to go into research when I started college.  In fact, I had no idea what I would be majoring in or what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  I chose to focus on my general education requirements for my first semester to figure things out and too...

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