Login to LibApps.

URJ Reviewer Guide: The URJ On Your Resume

Guide to best practices for URJ Peer Reviewers.

UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal

 

What's in this for you?

It's great that you're helping us and your fellow students. Look at you! You're a good person. But what's in this for you?

You know how every job or internship now asks for excellent written and oral communication? Working on the journal is one way to show that you're the excellent-ist at written and oral communication. It'll also make you stand out to potential grad schools as someone interested and engaged in research and scholarship. Finally, it just makes you look well-rounded. Sure you majored in engineering, or nursing, or English, or visual art, or business, but you could understand and communicate with people from a number of different disciplines. 

Below are some examples of how to talk about your URJ work on a CV or resume.

Senior Reviewer Status

SENIOR REVIEWER!

 

Senior Reviewer

Review more than 3 papers during your career as a peer reviewer and we upgrade your title to Senior Reviewer. You'll have the title of Senior Reviewer listed by your name in the URJ, and it's something easy and impressive to add to your resume and school applications, or simply to throw in the face of your less impressive friends, siblings, and relatives. 

Examples

Employer asks for... excellent oral and written communication skills

You say...

  • Served as a volunteer peer reviewer for the UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal.
  • Reviewed [X number of] papers for content and clarity, helping fellow students improve their writing skills.
  • Communicated my feedback to editors, other reviewers, and authors in a concise, constructive manner.

Employer asks for... critical thinking

You say...

  • Served as volunteer peer reviewer for the UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal.
  • Reviewed [X number of] papers by fellow students from a number of disciplines and carefully considered research merits, weaknesses, and appropriateness for publication.

Employer asks for...​ability to work with/communicate with variety of people

You say...

  • ​ Served as volunteer peer reviewer for the UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal.
  • Worked with reviewers from a number of backgrounds to assess and critique papers
  • Provided clear, constructive feedback to help fellow students from different backgrounds and disciplines improve their writing

​Employer asks for... ​initiative/independent worker/passion for learning and growing

You say...

  • ​Volunteered as a peer reviewer for the UCCS Undergraduate Research Journal.
  • Read and reviewed research from a number of disciplines.
  • Assessed and critiqued fellow students' research to help improve their writing skills, as well as my own.

 

  UCCS URJ logo