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Career Resources

The Office of Student Services offers comprehensive career development opportunities for PharmD students. Below are a variety of resources to get you started. Every career development process is different and your career advisors are here to help you customize a plan that fits you.

Career and Self Exploration

Career and Self Exploration

  • The Office of Student Services uses three primary areas to assist students in furthering their career development. These areas are focused on: Self-Awareness, Exploring Career Options, and Preparation. See here for more ideas.
  • The Career and Professional Foundations course sequence throughout the PharmD curriculum (PHAR 6715, 6730, 6745, and 6760) is built on these principles and provides students with opportunities to engage in all facets of their career development.
  • APhA Career Pathways also provides comprehensive tools for pharmacy students to evaluate and develop their career paths.
  • Career advisors are available for individual career development consultation. To schedule, contact Becky Borg (Twin Cities) or Amy Renne (Duluth).

Job Search

Job Search

  • Undertaking a job search process can be a daunting task but developing a strategy and allocating dedicated time for your job search can reduce stress and lead to a job that is a great fit for you. Click here for job search tools and tips for organizing your search.
  • Refer to CV/Resume and networking for specific tips.
  • Utilize your career advisor to discuss your job search strategy, review your CV/resume or cover letter/letter of intent, or brainstorm your next networking steps. To schedule, contact Becky Borg (Twin Cities) or Amy Renne (Duluth).

Networking and Personal Branding

Networking and Personal Branding

  • Establishing a network of professionals with whom you can connect provides opportunities to learn more about pharmacy careers. A well-established network can be useful for job searching as well. Use the Personal Marketing Message worksheet to craft a message and highlight the important points you want to share with any networking contact. See here for more information on networking.

Resumes/CVs, Cover Letters, and References

Resumes/CVs, Cover Letters, and References

  • Written materials that convey your personal brand and connect your skills and qualities to a specific position include resumes or curriculum vitaes (CVs) and cover letters.
  • See for tips on CVs, a sample CV, and a CV writing checklist.
  • See here for information on cover letters and a sample.
  • References are often required as part of a job application process. See here for a sample references page.

Interviews

Interviews

  • Interviews can be an intimidating part of a job search process, but with some preparation and research, you can feel confident in your ability to portray yourself effectively to a prospective employer. Click here for more tips on interviewing.
  • Practice interviews using the video recording software InterviewStream.
  • Contact your Career Advisor for an in-person mock interview.

Negotiation

Negotiation

  • Negotiating salary is an important part of a job search process and the impact extends well into your career. Equip yourself with basic knowledge of what to expect in salary negotiations by reviewing information here. Remember that each employer and negotiation process will be unique. Consulting with a career advisor (Becky Borg (Twin Cities) or Amy Renne (Duluth)) or mentors/others in your network is highly recommended.

Professional associations

Professional associations

Career Resource Contacts

Becky Borg

Career Services Coordinator & Student Advisor

Contact: becky@umn.edu

Amy Renne

Academic and Career Advisor

Contact: arenne@d.umn.edu