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Recruiters sought for ISU Pharmacy Fair

Posted June 11, 2007

The Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and the Professional Pharmacy Student Alliance (PPSA) are seeking additional recruiters to participate in the 2007 Pharmacy Recruiting Fair scheduled this fall.

The fair will be held Oct. 11 and 12 in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Ballroom and the sign-up period is open.

More than 50 health-care recruiters representing about 40 companies from Idaho and across the United States typically attend the fair to interview students one-on-one for potential employment.

Each year the college makes a special effort to ensure that fourth-year students performing clinical rotations in Pocatello, Boise, Coeur d’Alene and other Western sites return to campus to participate in interviews during the pharmacy recruiting fair, said Andrew Gauss, fair coordinator.

“Several of the top pharmacies in the United States send recruiters to campus each year seeking ISU graduates who are well-educated, professional pharmacy practitioners,” Gauss said.

Currently, about 60 pharmacy students serving rotations anticipate graduation in May 2008.

In addition to the 2008 graduates, first-, second- and third-year pharmacy students will be able to discuss internship opportunities with recruiters.

The fair allows students to increase their knowledge of career pathways in community, hospital, research and other pharmacy career opportunities.

In addition to recruiter interviews, participating companies will display exhibits from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 in the ballroom.

For more information or to receive a recruiter registration packet from the ISU College of Pharmacy, contact Gauss at (208) 282-3393 or andrew@pharmacy.isu.edu.