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Welcome to the Career Services Office! We are dedicated to helping you advance your career — and that makes us unique. We’re proud to be one of the few schools of pharmacy with a Career Services Office devoted to helping students and alumni obtain employment.
Explore all of the ways we’re preparing our students and alumni for their future.
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Career Services Manager Laurie Sein is here to assist you!
Laurie graduated with her undergraduate degree in psychology and earned an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers. Laurie is a Colorado native, a country music fan and concert enthusiast.
A relationship builder and career consultant with 11 years of experience in higher education coaching students on their employability skills, Laurie develops and facilitates job preparation workshops, provides career strategies to job seekers, and helps recruit in-demand pharmacy talent. She enjoys serving pharmacy students and graduates who are pursuing opportunities such as, internships, residencies, and employment as a pharmacist in a variety of practice settings. She is energized by the changing career landscape for pharmacists, and the significant role they serve in the patient care team.
Drop by her office or contact her by phone or email to inquire about workshops.
It is typical for pharmacy students to start their career plan in the career discovery stage and establish positive professional behaviors and gain awareness of their individualized pharmacy practice interests, values, and strengths.
Students assess their internal motivations to co-curricular student opportunities and begin exploring by practicing networking skills and completing informational interviews with faculty, preceptors, alumni, and other pharmacists practicing in traditional and novel pharmacy careers of interest.
Self Discovery - The APhA Career Pathway Evaluation Program for Pharmacy Professionals helps pharmacy students build awareness of the variety of pharmacy practice areas and includes a decision-making process to make informed career decisions. Students can participate in the workshop on campus facilitated by Career Services.
Career Discovery - The Career Exploration series is designed to give students an insider's perspective into the kinds of jobs you can get with a PharmD and offers students the opportunity to hear from a variety of professionals about their role in pharmacy. The series includes the annual fall Career Exploration and Preceptor Fair and multiple panel discussions with pharmacist practitioners offered in a lunch-and-learn format and is held each semester.
Develop both short-term and long-term goals, gain experiences and skills to prepare for the future, and develop application materials for an internship, residency, or fellowship, or employment as a pharmacist.
Students’ engagement in academic and co-curricular activities shape their essential career-ready skills and how they demonstrate the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACEP) Standards 3 & 4 - Approach to Practice and Care and Personal and Professional Development. Students develop their application documents and articulate their practice and professional skills to be competitive for experiences such as a) pharmacy internships in a variety of settings, b) unique summer, national or international pharmacy internships, c) research, d) professional organizations, and leadership roles.
Students at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy get personalized guidance on their CV/resume, application letters, career goals, and more. That's why we offer both individualized career coaching appointments scheduled through Handshake and several group-based workshops, and career programs available for student registration. Check out our Career Event Calendar on Handshake for more!
Finding and landing a job in a pharmacy practice setting you'll enjoy is a big deal. And at CU's Skaggs School of Pharmacy, we know it's important to you. That's why we offer several career events and opportunities for our students to get off the right foot. Check out our Online Job Board and Event Calendar on Handshake for more!
Each semester, we host the Hire CU Pharmacy Career Fair and Interview Day. On the hiring interview day, students have the opportunity to interview for career vacancies with pharmacies and various employers.
Looking for residency or fellowship? We've got you covered. Many of our students go on to residencies throughout the country. While at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, you'll have the opportunity to attend residency or fellowship preparation workshops to apply for a PGY1 residency program or pharmaceutical or academic fellowship. A post-graduate training program builds upon the PharmD education by contributing to the development of clinical pharmacists and clinical research.
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University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-1116W
Aurora, CO 80045
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)