Why do you Need a Research Experience?

Why do you need research experience?

If you’re considering a path in the sciences, a research assistant position is an invaluable real-world experience.  You gain experience working with real data and participating in authentic experiments. Participating in research can give you a better idea as to whether or not you may want to pursue a career in research or what area of research you are interested in. It is also helpful in building and flexing that critical thinking muscle.