How to Get Involved

Undergraduate Students

There are many opportunities to get involved with the Guelph Selection Lab, with research projects happening during the academic year and throughout the summer. These are valuable opportunities for gaining research experience, contemplating your future career, preparing for graduate or professional school, and applying what you've learned in the classroom. 

If you are interested in getting involved as a research volunteer, please email Dr. Powell with:

  1. a resume
  2. an unofficial transcript
  3. your research/career goals
  4. your availability (the number of hours per week you'd like to volunteer)

For accomplished upper year undergraduates, there are also opportunities to explore more indepth work such as independent study projects, or an honours thesis within the Psychology Department. If you consider yourself a high-achieving student and research interests you, contact Dr. Powell to discuss the possibility of working on an independent study or honours thesis project. 

Graduate Students

Potential graduate students with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a strong background in research methods and statistics are encouraged to apply. 

The Guelph Selection Lab places a strong emphasis on the individualized mentoring and collaborative training of graduate students, with only a limited number of positions offered to facilitate the best possible trianing environment. As such, admission is competitive and graduate students seeking to train in the laboratory are selected with consideration of factors such as: undergraduate performance, evidence of research aptitude, experience, future goals, and personal fit. 

For more information on the formal application process.

Graduate Student Experience

As a general guideline, graduate students in the Guelph Selection Lab should expect to be on campus working toward their project and classwork on a full time basis (40 hour/week). More senior graduate students will also be expected to help/mentor undergraduate students within the laboratory. Conference presentations and working toward academic publications are also an important part of the graduate training experience.