Organising and carrying out an elective project
- By: Rusheng Chew
There are many good reasons for doing a project on your elective, including personal interest, increased funding opportunities, and availability of a dedicated period of time. A well thought out and completed project also looks good on your CV. Here are some tips on getting that idea off the ground and seeing it through to the end.
Plan early — The process is often long, especially if hurdles like ethical approval need to be cleared.
Select a topic — Your project should preferably be on something you are interested in, as this will help to motivate you. If you have your eyes on a particular career, doing a relevant project will be an asset when it comes to the job hunt.
Find a supervisor — Staff and other students can often recommend suitable people in your elective destination willing to act as supervisors—make use of their contacts. Some supervisors may