if asking for a research opportunity:
- state specifically your interest in that research group (you need to read the professor’s website)
- explain why research is important for your goals.
- ask to schedule a meeting or say that you will be coming to office hours.
How do you talk to a professor about research?
Go to your department’s website and find the page listing all professors (hopefully with links to their websites). Skim each professor’s bio and see if their research areas interest you. For every professor that sounds interesting, read through some of their current papers. Focus on more recent works.
How do you ask to join a lab?
In short, here is how asking to join a lab should go: meet with the PI in person, say to them that you want to join their lab (bring up why you’re interested in their research, and what you think you’d contribute to the lab team), and wait for a response. Don’t take it personally if a professor turns you down.
How do you email a professor for research assistant?
How To Write Email To Professor For Research Assistantship
How do you cold email a professor for research?
Address the Professor “Dear Professor So-and-so”. In just a sentence or two, you should mention your name, year, and major. Keep it simple!