Getting involved in research as an undergraduate student can seem like a daunting task. Nevertheless, it can also be a beneficial and rewarding experience. Additionally, research can typically be counted towards elective credits as well as being an excellent boost to your resume. Many students believe that they are unable to participate in undergraduate research until later in their college careers. However, undergraduate research can begin as early as freshman or sophomore year. Even with a busy schedule, research can be done outside of class time, during winter session, and in the summer months.