First Pharmaceutical expo welcomes local businesses


Andrea Steele

Hospitals and businesses welcome students from the School of Pharmacy Friday at the Pharmacy Career Expo in the Memorial Student Center basement.


Marshall University Career Services and the School of Pharmacy welcomed pharmacy students to the first Pharmacy Career Expo Friday.
The event served as a way for students of the School of Pharmacy to meet with representatives of various hospitals and retailers to seek employment and internships.
Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services, said the School of Pharmacy is new, and as such, this is the first pharmaceutical related expo at Marshall.
Career Services helped students prepare their resumes to present at the expo to potential employers.
After the expo, companies scheduled interviews with students interested in working with them.
The companies consisted of pharmacies such as CVS, Fruth Pharmacy, Walgreens and Rite-Aid as well as hospitals like St. Mary’s, King’s Daughters and Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Sara James, a representative from Cabell Huntington Hospital, was one of the recruiters at the expo.
James said she hopes to help students find internship at CHH or jobs after graduation.
James said CHH is working closely with the School of Pharmacy and hopes students will consider CHH first when seeking employment in the field of pharmaceuticals.
Students at the event consisted mostly of first and second-year students.
Sophomore Amber Tippens said the event was a good experience and worth attending.
Tippens said the event is a great way to speak with many companies in a short amount of time and it makes finding a job in hospitals or retailers easier.
Sophomore Elizabeth Canterbury said Career Services and the School of Pharmacy did a good job putting the event together, considering the School of Pharmacy only has three classes at the moment.
Pharmacy student Abbie Calvin said she already had three interviews scheduled for that day and enjoyed the opportunity to speak with representatives in a casual setting.
All three students said they hoped the expo would continue to be a success after this year.
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