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On Saturday, March 17, 2018, students from across the country gathered in Nashville for the IPhO 5th Annual National Student Event.

Student leaders from many of the 54 student chapters attended the E-board National Assembly, which featured an update on the exciting plans in store for the growing national network of IPhO student chapters and recognized the hard work and dedication of chapter leaders.

NM Group Photo

The event also featured a general session for all students interested in industry entitled, "IPhO Presents: The Path to Industry." The keynote presentation, led by IPhO Executive Director James Alexander, explored the varied (fellowship and non-fellowship) paths that pharmacists can take to pursue a career in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry. In addition, Jerry Silverman, VP Professional Development & Coaching, detailed the extensive resources available to IPhO student members on the IPhO website, such as professional coaching services, a continuously updated fellowship directory, industry internship toolkit, the innovative FellowMatch service, and its newest addition, Industry Pathfinder.

As a capstone to the event, students were provided the opportunity to network with multiple exhibitors, including fellowship programs and potential employers!

Jim at Podium_1 NM Exhibitors_1 Booth

Exhibitor Replacement UCB Photo

Exhibitors Large

Many thanks to our generous supporters and exhibitors for making this event possible!

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About the Author
Melissa Rodenbach
Melissa Rodenbach serves as the Director, Marketing and Communications for IPhO. Among other marketing roles, Melissa previously worked with the Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program, where she helped establish the brand's social media presence and email marketing strategy to engage and connect current and prospective fellows.

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