Posted on February 15, 2017 in: Member News
By Kali VanLangen, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor, Ferris State University
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is offering an exciting new membership option called CareerConnect for students in their last year of pharmacy school and new graduates. This new membership package was created with the new practitioner in mind to help them transition from the classroom into practice. CareerConnect also helps expose you to the pharmacy professionals looking to hire and recruit upcoming and recent graduates.
Why sign up for CarerrConnect?
CareerConnect can provide eligible individuals with a wealth of information and resources at the fraction of the cost if those same resources bought individually. Included in this package is up to 21 months of membership, complimentary registration to the annual MPA Pharmacy Law and Regulatory Review which prepares attendees for the Michigan Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) as well as a complimentary copy of Michigan Pharmacy Law: A Guide to Statutes and Regulations. For individuals that are looking to get their first job, or for those that are looking to change career paths, there is an option to upload a CV to the MPA Talent Bank. Uploading your CV to the Talent Bank increases your visibility to pharmacy employers currently recruiting new pharmacists putting you one step ahead of the crowd.
It can be difficult for new graduates to stay connected with MPA when considering the cost of membership and all the other competing expenses they experience upon graduation including the NAPLEX exam, licensing fees and those dreaded student loans. CareerConnect is an affordable way for students to stay involved with MPA without the worry of renewing their membership until they have had the opportunity to acclimate to being a new practitioner.
How much does CareerConnect cost and how do I get started?
CareerConnect is currently available for $179 and signing up for CareerConnect is easy! Simply visit www.MichiganPharmacists.org/onlinestore and look for the CareerConnect Membership option.
Please help spread the word about this exciting MPA offer with any students or new graduates you may know. For additional information on this program please visit www.MichiganPharmacists.org/careerconnect or get in touch with Mike Wolf, MPA director of membership, at Mike@MichiganPharmacists.org or (517) 377-0231.