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What are the requirements for this
All fifth and six year Pharm.D. students and all graduate students
(Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Administration,
Toxicology) with a 3.0 GPA or above. Student selection will be
conducted by the Office of the Dean. Students are required to
complete an application form, which includes the submission of a
personal statement and resume.
What can I expect to learn at this
Students can expect to learn about various and diverse career paths
in the pharmaceutical sciences. St. John’s University alumni will
share their experiences and current employment roles through
panels, one-on-one student interactions and the
Student and Alumni Networking Reception. The program provides a
real “insider’s view” of jobs and career satisfaction from our
alumni, all of whom are willing and available to network with
What is the best way for me to prepare
for the program?
It is highly recommended that all students visit the Career Center
to take advantage of resources on the topics of networking, resume
preparation and marketing yourself. Students should visit the
Writing Center for scholarship essay submissions. Additionally, an
orientation session will be scheduled that will provide information
concerning dress codes, conduct, itinerary, etc.
How can my professors be officially
notified about my two-day absence by participating in this
It is the responsibility of each accepted student to discuss their
participation in this prestigious program with their professors. If
professors have questions, they can contact the Office of the Dean,
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Queens campus.
What is the maximum number of students
that can be accepted?
This premier Alumni Insider’s View…U.S. Capital program can only
accommodate up to 20 Pharmacy students due to transportation,
overnight accommodation and site visit capacity restrictions.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes. Although students receive notification of acceptance,
sometimes they cannot attend at the last minute for various
reasons. If an accepted student declines, someone from the waiting
list will be contacted to fill the position. If you are called from
the waiting list you are required to attend the information
orientation session in early October. If you are called after
the information orientation date has passed, you will be required
to speak to the Pharmacy Development Coordinator to schedule an
How will I know that I’ve been
You will be notified by the Development Coordinator.
Is there an orientation?
Yes. Upon acceptance, you will be notified by the Pharmacy
Development Coordinator of the date and time of the group
orientation. If you cannot attend the group orientation, you may
schedule an individual orientation. All students are required to
attend the orientation in order to participate in the program.
What do I need to bring with
Student participants should bring notebooks/pads and pens/pencils
for note-taking, overnight necessities, casual and business attire,
comfortable shoes and rain attire. It is required that business
attire be worn during the day and at the
Student and Alumni Networking Reception. Walking is common
throughout the program, so you are encouraged to bring comfortable
shoes suitable for that purpose.
Who will I be rooming
Student participants can request their own same-gender roommate. If
not, the Development Coordinator will assign a roommate.
Will there be time in the program for
Yes, sightseeing will be a part of the program. Students may
choose to do additonal sightseeing during their free time.
Can I travel to and from the program on
Only under special circumstances can students receive authorization
to travel to and from the program, and will need to sign a special
release form. It is highly recommended that all student
participants travel with the entire group. All students will be
responsible to find their own transportation to the Queens campus
prior to departure and following the trip to the Capital.