More than 160 third- and fourth-year pharmacy students (P3s and P4s) attended the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Career Fair Oct. 6-7 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas.
Eighteen vendors representing retail pharmacies, hospitals, residency and fellowship programs and financial planning companies were present Oct. 6 to interact one-on-one with students. The first day also including eight career development workshops where students could learn to network effectively, craft a CV/Letter of Intent, manage debt, sort through job offers, improve their interview skills and prepare for possible residencies.
One of the workshops included an alumni panel consisting of eight School of Pharmacy graduates from various pharmacy fields sharing their career stories. The panel provided students with clinical pearls and words of wisdom for job obtainment and future clinical issues. Eighteen faculty members and two outside companies — Mass Mutual and Afferent Provider Solutions — also participated in and provided workshops. The first day ended with a networking reception attended by alumni, preceptors, faculty and P4.
The following day, ten pharmacy companies were on hand to interview P4 students. The companies conducted more than 310 interviews with students interested in retail and hospital-based job opportunities. Companies conducting the second-day interviews included Texas Health Resources Dallas/Fort Worth, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, HEB, Albertson’s, K-Mart and Brookshire pharmacies.