Office for Student Research & Creativity (OSRC)

Office for Student Research & Creativity (OSRC)

Meet the OSRC staff:

Hi all! My name is Nicole Sofia Campodonico (full bio) and I am a graduate student at JJC in the BA/MA Forensic Psychology Program. I have been a Research and Administrative Assistant for two years at the OSRC under Bettina’s supervision. I was a member of the 2018-2019 CUNY Service Corps and participated in the 2020 Uncommon Schools-Teaching Fellowship Program. Working in the OSRC allowed me to make multiple friends and the many  skills I learned will continue to help me academically and professionally. My favorite experience was the 2019 Research & Creativity Expo Opening Day when I got to moderate selected student presentations and attend the faculty mentor reception where the cohort students presented their work. Email: ncampodonico@jjay.cuny.edu
 

Hey! My name is Juan Pineros (full bio) and I am a Research and Administrative
Assistant at the OSRC. I am a junior student at JJC majoring in Political Science and Public Administration. I enjoy reading and talking about politics, especially at the international level. Research has played an important role through my undergraduate studies as well as when choosing my career interests after graduation. The OSRC office will help you explore new paths and if you are into research, this might be the place to start for you! If you stop by one day just to explore the program, let one of us know and we will be happy to assist you! You will be joining a team of dedicated and diverse set of students and faculty that will help with your path through your undergraduate career and beyond! Email: jpineros@jjay.cuny.edu.
 

Hi all! My name is Kyle Goetz (full bio) and I worked in the OSRC for two years (2018-2020). I just graduated from JJC with my MA in Forensic Psychology and plan to work with State Troopers or the FBI before eventually pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology. As Research and Administrative Assistant with OSRC, I had a bunch of different and fun responsibilities and assignments but my favorite aspects about working there were the endless laughs that Bettina, my co-workers, and myself had while working and the amazing networking opportunities this Office presents by working directly with numerous students and the wonderful faculty at John Jay!

Contact the Assistant Director (osrc@jjay.cuny.edu) to make an appointment. 


Here are our three major objectives:

Early engagement

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Do not underestimate the power of the inquiry and the life-long benefits of conducting research/creative work early in your college career. And, remember - anyone can do research! In fact, we all conduct research every day. How? By asking vital questions, engaging in systematic processes to find truths, and sharing our findings with those around us. The critical thinking skills you acquire through the research/creative process will help you thrive in any classroom or work environment. Research connects and is connected to everything: Policy, scholarship, public service, journalism, to name a few, all rely on the facts derived from rigorous research. Without the information garnered through research, effective learning and educated decision-making are impossible.

What are you waiting for? Get started now!

 

 

 

effective Mentorship

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Research shows that long term mentoring relationships with faculty and/or participation in research labs improve students’ academic adjustment, retention, and academic success; develops their team work and leadership skills; hones their communication, writing, and presentation skills; and is overall associated with a wide range of favorable behavioral, health-related, motivational, and career outcomes. It is also a life-altering experience that is fun, engaging, and challenging.

So stop by my office and let’s find your mentor match!

community building

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True to the New York spirit, John Jay proudly has the most diverse student body among CUNY’s senior colleges, representing 130+ nationalities and with 42% of students who are first in their family to attend college. We understand that finding new friends and creating community can be a challenge in such a new and distinct environment. Our research/creativity community is vast, robust, and vibrant. We will connect you to cohorts and labs, inform you of cross campus trainings, and invite you to workshops and seminars relevant to your research or creative project. We also help you network beyond the John Jay College setting, in order to maximize your chances of finding just the right internship or volunteer placement and prepare you for your academic and professional future.

Get into the team spirit and join us!