• undergraduate research
    Careers,  College,  Education,  Research

    10 Lessons I Learned From Undergrad Research

    As a wide-eyed freshman just learning the ropes, I had no idea how research worked or even where to start. However, once I learned the basics, things started to fall into place, and I embarked on one of the most impactful experiences of my undergrad career. Undergrad research is the best first step if you’re considering grad school. In grad school, marine bio will demand hours of diligent research and lab work. Having a couple years of research under your belt will help with applications and establishing credibility early on. Even if you’re not considering grad school, undergrad research will give you a strategic advantage in any lab classes you…

  • studying marine biology in college
    College,  Education

    15 Things I Wish I Knew About Studying Marine Bio In College

    “You’re studying marine bio? That sounds like fun.” Yep. You’ll hear that nearly every time you tell people what you study. And, yes it is fun, but there is some stuff you should know. Like any science, marine bio involves heavy amounts of chemistry, physics, lab work, and field work. College can be an invigorating opportunity to meet new people, form connections, study what you want to study, and revel in the freedom of adulthood. Doing all of this with your major in mind, though, is key. The School Side of Things 1. Take advantage of office hours and befriend your professor and TAs (or, at the very least, let…