Updated: Aug 30, 2019
I looked at my calendar while planning for 18-19.
I knew I had 3 blocks of 3 academic APPE students.
I knew I wanted to do something different.
So I loaned them all this book: They Don’t Teach Corporate in College by Alexandra Levit. No, it’s not a pharmacy book.
Yes, it’s amazing.
I’ve always wanted to help students feel better prepared and EXCITED about life after graduation. So how was I going to accomplish that during these 3 blocks of students?
1. Talk more about it
2. Have topic discussions about this book
3. Arrange alumni meet-ups to discuss concepts from the book
4. Survey the students
Let’s start with data, because well, you know.
Of the students who completed the survey (n=7):
· Most stated that they believe business-related content should be included in the pharmacy curriculum
· Most students stated that they DON’T have a mentor
· Most students stated they are worried about their ability to be successful in their careers
We have a lot of work to do to tackle these three items:
· Curriculums already include business-related courses – what is missing in order to reach the students?
· Our colleges are filled with mentors – why aren’t students connecting with them?
· Colleges love to give advice for successful careers – what worries are we not addressing?
I want to be part of the solution – are you with me?
If you are a STUDENT or FACULTY: how can we address their concerns? Comment below or here:
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Look for a future blog post for more details on this book - new edition coming Fall 2019.