How to Effectively Cold Email Professors for High School Research

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By Jerome Clatworthy

Understanding Cold Emailing

What is Cold Emailing

Cold emailing is a strategy that students use to reach out to professors they haven’t met before, with the aim of securing research opportunities. It involves sending an email to a professor, introducing yourself, and pitching your interest in their research. The term “cold”” refers to the fact that you are reaching out to someone who has no prior relationship with you.

Cold emailing is different from traditional networking