Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Career and Professional Development

Career and Professional Development

Helping You Make Career Connections

Manchester pharmacy students have a wide range of resources available to them related to career and professional development. Each student has a faculty mentor who assists in portfolio development, guides in the choice of relevant elective coursework and engages in dialogue to help match a student's interests and abilities with a career path. Student organizations provide opportunities to network with other student pharmacists, employers and others in the field through regional and national meetings and seminars held on the Fort Wayne campus. Workshops through our PharmacySMART program cover a range of topics that help develop the whole student as well.

Career Fair and Interview Day

Employers are invited to the annual Career Fair and Interview Day, held in the Fall each year. P4 students return from their experiential rotations to participate and meet with potential employers.  
Learn more about the 2016 Pharmacy Career Fair and Interview Day

Interprofessional Education

Students are involved in interprofessional education (IPE) activities throughout their first three years in the program. The goal of IPE meetings is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that result in effective interprofessional team behaviors and competence. Manchester partners with several other health profession preparatory programs in the region to allow students across disciplines the opportunity to work together and learn how each functions in a health care team.

Advocating for the Profession

Students have multiple opportunities to advocate for positive changes in the pharmacy profession through involvement in student organizations and participation in national meetings. One example is the annual Pharmacy Day at the Statehouse, which includes discussions on legislative issues between state professional organizations lobbying for change. Students and faculty attend this event each spring semester.

P3 Student Workshops

In the P3 year, specific workshops are required for students to attend that will prepare them for the P4 year and beyond. Topics include:

  • CV Workshop
  • Interviewing Workshop
  • Professional Etiquette Dinner