Semi-related to getting a job: Rather than getting a crap job this summer or next year I am trying to do research with a professor. Unfortunately I haven't really been able to cultivate a relation with a professor in my major field (International Relations/Economics) because I've been getting my generals out of the way. As a result, I'm a bit stumped by what to do. I know plenty professors at St. Thomas have research opportunities or projects they could always use more help on. However, I'm not really sure on how to talk to them about it or approach them. Any advice?