Apply to work as a Research Assistant in the

Leadership and Creativity Research Lab

Now interviewing Research Assistants for Spring 2017

What do research assistants in the LC lab do? Students have a variety of responsibilities including contributing ideas for new studies, managing data collection, and content coding qualitative data. In addition, our students are encouraged to apply to internships and graduate school and we assist them with interviewing skills and writing resumes and cover letters.

What is the time commitment? The LC lab will have a one hour meeting every week during both fall and spring semesters. Meeting times are determined at the beginning of each semester based
on all lab members’ schedules. In addition, students are asked to volunteer 10 hours a week, although this requirement will vary depending on the projects assigned.

Why apply? Although these positions are unpaid, many students have said that participating in a research lab has been one of the defining experiences of their future career. Research assistants work closely with their faculty member and gain leadership experience, critical thinking skills, and a network of bright and motivated colleagues. Students can also get independent study course credit in BUS 487 (undergraduate) or MBA 595 (graduate), which can count toward a Major or Minor in Business. The independent study (BUS 487) course credit can fulfill the EXP+ requirement for students completing their Stony Brook Curriculum courses. This course will appear on your transcript and can be helpful for graduate school applications. 

Who can apply? Undergraduates and graduate students from any major and any level are eligible. Students outside of Stony Brook University can also apply. Preference will be given to students in business and social science programs that have a 3.3 GPA or higher.


What is the application process?

To apply to be a research assistant in the LC lab, please fill out the form below and upload your resume.

After your application is reviewed, you will be asked to schedule a 30 minute behavioral interview.

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LC Lab Research Assistant Application Form

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