Developmentally appropriate research experiences can help students develop an interest in research and motivation to engage in the research process. This conference proceeding will introduce a conference presentation assignment for students in an online master’s level counseling research course. Through this comprehensive assignment, students, in a virtual setting, learn the process of developing a research topic, doing an extensive literature review, submitting a conference proposal, providing a blind review for their peers, creating a conference poster, and presenting their virtual poster. Discussion includes various software and technology used for this assignment, along with best ways to support students throughout the process.


This paper was presented at the 2021 Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference.