The first step is to identify your field of interest. You might become curious about more than one topic through your courses, current events, or by reflecting on things that appeal to you. Talk to other students who are currently conducting research. They can let you know how they got started. Next, identify potential faculty sponsors. Networking is a great way to learn about available opportunities. Start by talking with instructors, teaching assistants, advisors, and classmates. Talk to current and past professors from courses you have taken and were very interested in. Even if the professor is not currently sponsoring undergraduate research, she or he may know of colleagues that are seeking research assistants. Finally, request to work with a faculty sponsor.