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Without BUA I would not have had the opportunity to be a part of research and go to graduate school

Hi everyone! My name is Andrea and I’m a 5th year Masters student and recent graduate here at UMass. As an undergraduate, I wanted to be involved in on-campus research working with microbes, but I was unsure how to get my foot in the door. I knew getting involved in research required networking and strong connections with professors. However, I felt the task daunting, as all my professors were running lectures with more than 300 other students.