Help wanted - Campbell students network at Career Day

Nearly 30 companies packed into Campbell University’s Carrie Rich Hall Thursday in hopes of recruiting pharmacy and other health science students for full-time and internship positions.

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences hosts Career Day once a year, in order to help graduate students find volunteer and work opportunities. The day consists of company exhibits, interviews for fourth year students, and an alumni lounge that creates networking opportunities between students and alumni.

“I think the most interesting part of the whole event is seeing our alumni come back to campus to recruit for the companies they accepted jobs with after their Career Day experience,” said Leah Whitt, director of communications and assistant director of alumni relations for the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Many students showed up dressed to impress, including third year pharmacy student Jordan Ballou.

“It was really nice seeing how many Campbell alumni represent a lot of the companies that were at Career Day.  It gives me high hopes that when I start my real job search next year I'll see a lot of familiar faces,” said Ballou. “It also shows just how small the world of pharmacy is and how you can never get too far away from the Campbell family.”

The event is held during the fall semester each year and is organized and directed by the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions.  For more information, or to exhibit at next year’s Career Day, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 910-893-1690.

Photo: students attend Career Day on October 17, 2013.