Professors generally teach students enrolled in universities and some handle additional advising responsibilities. In most cases, professors divide their time between student-facing teaching duties and executing research projects. They usually centre their research engagements around studying data relevant to their discipline and presenting their findings at conferences. At times, professors also seek external funding for their research projects so they can work alongside a variety of scholars and take advantage of other resources. Some professors may involve themselves with public and private sector research where they partake in strategic planning projects related to their field of study.