Undergraduate research is a useful way to develop the skills you will need in your career field, even if you are not planning to be a researcher. Not surprisingly, those who participate in research mature their skills at a faster rate than those who do not participate. This provides you with a distinct advantage for entering the workforce or acceptance for additional schooling. Employers, as well as graduate and professional school committees look favorably upon undergraduate research. Research students also present their results, and will often be co-authors in scholarly publications.