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One company or many companies

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by islandboy401, May 10, 2008.

  1. islandboy401

    islandboy401 2+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Does it look better on your application to pharmacy school if:

    1. You work in one specific pharmacy (as a clerk, tech, etc) for a prolonged period of time (2 years or more).

    2. You work in a variety of different pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, etc) and also have volunteering experience.
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  3. Luol Deng Fan

    Luol Deng Fan 2+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    I'm guessing one company and volunteer experience. I think if you work for a bunch of different companies it doesn't say much about your ability to commit to something. If they were looking for variety of different settings working for a hospital pharmacy than a retailer would be better, but I don't see how working for a bunch of retailers would be better. With that said if you have pharmacy experience your lucky because believe me its not something you should take for granted. I called like every single pharmacy in the phone book and none had openings.:(
  4. RxWildcat

    RxWildcat Julius Randle BEASTMODE! Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    You should definitely look into staying at one place because this would show commitment, whereas flying though 3-4 different jobs in less than a year would look bad for anyone, especially someone applying to a professional school. Oh, and volunteering is never a bad idea :D
  5. laimyours

    laimyours like my hat? 7+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    New York, NY
    Retail is retail. It doesn't matter if you work for Cvs, Walgreens, Longs, Rite Aid, whatever its basically the same. I don't think they'll really care how many different companies you've worked for either. I wouldn't switch jobs unless you are unhappy. I would consider independant pharmacy, retail chains, and hospital to be three different experiences though.
  6. aboveliquidice

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

    Apr 23, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    I worked at (2) hospitals and volunteered at (2) sites - it wasn't an issue...

    Unless you only stay at a site for 1 or 2 weeks - that would not be good


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