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  • Gain experience that looks great on resumés and in letters of recommendation.
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor who might provide recommendations for you later in your college or post-college career.
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  • Gain a head start in upper-division or graduate coursework by using discipline-specific sources now.
  • Practice vital communication skills.
  • Take ownership of a subject by explaining it to others.
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  • Learn more about and develop an idea of genuine interest to you.