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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Spotlight

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Congratulations to Anjola Onadipe, the featured Student Spotlight for October!


What does undergraduate research mean to you?

Undergraduate research is an opportunity to apply knowledge from classes while being pushed to learn many new skills and concepts. It's about being mentored by faculty who are eager to help you explore areas of knowledge that are unfamiliar to you. Undergraduate research is exciting, rigorous, and rewarding.

How does research fit into your long-term goals?

I plan to become a physician, and coming into college I was completely unaware of how prevalent and important research is in medicine, as well as other disciplines. I had no idea it was something I could get involved in at college, but thankfully I became aware of opportunities here at MSU through the URC, Honors Program, and Fellowships Office. Through my experiences, I have realized that research of many kinds is critical in order to continue improving outcomes for patients. I have an interest in working at an academic health center and conducting medical research in addition to seeing patients. The skills I have acquired while conducting undergraduate research have set a strong foundation for me to make meaningful impact throughout my career.