Finding Locations: General Instructions
Do a search for as many sites and contacts as possible:
- Look up university professors and their specialties on the web by using such key words as Australia University Psychology Department.
- Do a key word search on Yahoo or Google, or on other search engines: e.g. psychology department university This will provide you with departments for your area of specialization. You may get more specific by using such terms as marine biology, botany, British Literature and so forth to narrow the search.
- Find places of business, theatrical groups, music institutes, programs, hospitals, laboratories.
- For internships, do a search in a particular area.
- Keep records/printouts of your searches in a binder or in an MS Word file saved to your home drive.
- Make a list of names and email addresses for potential contacts.
- Keep a list of potential contacts on an MS Word File. Be certain to describe the contacts briefly and include their area of specialization. describing them and their area of specialization.
- You will be sending a good contact letter to as many potential contacts as possible.
- Expect to send out many emails before you get a response.
- Do not limit yourself to one positive contact. Try to find several possible contact, since a promising contact may fall through.
- You will be developing your proposal based on the successful contact’s area of research, on the study program, or institute, place of business, or research project.