Getting the very best from your time at Notre Dame means taking advantage of the many opportunities and resources the University provides to help you grow as a scholar and prepare for post-baccalaureate options like graduate school, fellowships awards, and employment.
The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement promotes the intellectual development of our first-year students by supporting their scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and pursuit of fellowships. CUSE mentors can help you connect with faculty mentors, projects, funding, and venues for presenting and publishing your work. They can also facilitate your applications for nationally competitive fellowships, guiding you through the process needed to reach your goals.
In your first year at Notre Dame, CUSE recommends that you explore your academic interests and get to know Notre Dame professors by:
- Meeting with CUSE staff to discuss resources and options
- Attending departmental Spotlight programs and Majors Night in the spring semester
- Attending campus symposia like the College of Science Fall Undergraduate Research Fair, the Human Development Conference, the Peace Studies Conference, the Department of Anthropology’s Poster Session, the Undergraduate Scholars Conference, and the College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM).
- Finding out more about and possibly applying for summer scholarly activities like the Summer Service Learning Program and the International Summer Service Learning Program offered by the Center for Social Concerns and Experiencing the World (ETW) Fellowships from the Kellogg Institute.