The Office of Student Affairs in the College of Pharmacy is committed to the career development of all Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students and alumni.  The Career Development program was created to give current Pharm.D. students and alumni access to services to elevate their professional knowledge and career-related skills in order to develop career plans, explore post-graduation plans and objectives, and to cultivate mature career-related decision-making strategies.

Students can request individual career counseling appointments to work on and develop professional materials, such as curriculum vitae and cover letters, or to practice professional skills such as interviewing and networking.  Through events like professional development workshops and seminars, and the annual Pharmacy Career Day, students have the opportunity to develop relationships with employers, to connect with to job opportunities, and receive access to career information resources.

Individual Career Counseling

Individual career counseling is available for all current students and alumni of the College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.  Topics for individual consultation include:

  • Career advisement
  • Resumes and curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letters
  • Interview skills
  • Networking and business correspondence
  • Preparation for internship, residency, or fellowship search processes
  • And more!

For individual career counseling sessions, contact Dr. Danielle Vitale, the Director of Recruitment and Career Development, at 706-542-5150 or via email at (daniv@uga.edu).

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy (PHRM 3500)

In the spring semester of the P1 year, all Doctor of Pharmacy students take PHRM 3500, Career Opportunities in Pharmacy.  The course is designed to help students explore different pharmacy career pathways, and focuses on necessary developmental activities for each path (i.e., residency/fellowship, CE, board certification, etc.).  The course also explores the role and importance of professional organizations, networking, and professional behaviors necessary to succeed in pharmacy practice.

Career Fair

Each year, the College of Pharmacy and the UGA Career Center cohost a Pharmacy Career Day for current pharmacy students and alumni to interact with prospective employers.  All Pharm.D. students are invited to attend, and are encouraged to interact with employers regarding internship or employment opportunities.  Fourth year Pharm.D. students also have an opportunity to interview for post-graduation employment.

This year’s Pharmacy Career Day will be held on the UGA Campus in the Tate Student Center Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 11 and the interviews will take place on Friday, October 12.

FOR EMPLOYERS: If you are interested in participating in the Pharmacy Career Day to recruit and interview students for available positions, contact Dr. Danielle Vitale for more information.  To register your company for the event, visit http://career.uga.edu/hireuga.

Resources for students:

UGA College of Pharmacy Career Guide: http://rx.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/career-guide-2017.pdf

Pharmacy Is Right For Me: http://pharmacyforme.org

APhA Career Pathway Evaluation: https://www.pharmacist.com/pathway_survey

ACCP Career Development Resources: https://www.accp.com/stunet/careers.aspx

College of Pharmacy Career Development Contact Information

Danielle Vitale, Ph.D.
Director of Recruitment and Career Development
daniv@uga.edu