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Leads for Summer Pharmacy work (FL)

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Forrest Gump, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Running towards my future 2+ Year Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a pre-pharmacy student at FSU and I'm hoping to get a part-time position at a pharmacy this summer to gain some experience. If anyone has any leads as to the best way to find opportunities, I'm all ears! I tried last summer and ran into a lot of road blocks. Everyone wanted to hire me (Target, Walmart, Walgreens) but I did not get any offers to work in their pharmacies. I'll be in summer school in Tallahassee, FL this summer so that's where I'm looking. Thanks.
     
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  3. ageldred

    ageldred Member 7+ Year Member

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    Start looking now. I was at CVS last night and they're hiring. Corner of Apalachee and Capital Circle is where I saw the posting.
     
  4. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I ran into this same problem when I first moved to Gainesville (I'll forgive you attending that "other" school). I applied to Walgreens, CVS, and Shands Hospital - with Shands being the number one choice. CVS & Walgreens got back to me right away with job offers... to be a cashier that is :confused: The positions in the pharmacy were already filled. Thus, they wanted me to work cashier - and when a spot opened up, I would get first dibbs. That may be the only way to get into the retail side of the house while living in a college town (granted Tallahassee has more to it than the university)

    Despite being very slow in the process - Shands did get back to me; being hired nearly 2 months after I applied. Hospital pharmacies may be easier to get into - or you may simply want to apply to more pharmacies. Walmart, WinnDixie, Target, Costco, Sams, BJ's, Publix, Goodings, Walgreens, CVS, Albertsons - Florida has a LOT of options for retail pharmacy.

    If that still doesnt work - we have various web-order pharmacies here too - although I'm not sure if they operate out of Tallahassee - good luck and keep us posted on where you get work.

    ~above~
     
  5. fsupharmguy

    fsupharmguy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I know if you go to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital then you can gain volunteer experience over the summer and possibly get hired. I would inquire ASAP because positions fill up quickly. Just contact the volunteer coordinator. Say you're a pharmacy student because they only allow pharmacy students to volunteer in that area.
     
  6. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Running towards my future 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for all the tips! I'm going to start looking as soon as I return from Spring Break.
     
  7. rxpharmtech

    rxpharmtech 2+ Year Member

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    i worked at cvs (when it was eckerds) ... are lots of pharm interns from famu, esp in the summer... but i loved it and now i work for cvs in tampa =) GOOD LUCK!!
     
  8. masterdix

    masterdix 10+ Year Member

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    Try the CVS on Thomasville Rd.& Kerry Forrest pkwy. I worked there for a year and if you don't mind the drive its a good store to work at although its one of the busiest in the city.
     

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