ECU Students Meet Pharmaceutical Reps, Discuss Jobs
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2013) — In a collaborative effort to assist East Carolina University students in networking and securing jobs upon graduation, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry and the College of Technology and Computer Science cohosted a pharmaceutical open house Wednesday, September 25, in the Science and Technology Building.
Dr. John C. Sutherland, interim dean of Harriot College, and Dr. David White, dean of the College of Technology and Computer Science, gave a few introductory remarks at the event, which was attended by more than 87 ECU students and alumni.
Representatives in attendance from pharmaceutical companies across eastern North Carolina included DSM (Greenville); Hospira (Rocky Mount); Metrics (Greenville); PCI: Pharmaceutical Calibrations and Instrumentation, LLC (multiple locations); Purdue Pharma, L.P. (Wilson); Sequence, Inc. (multiple locations); The West Company (Kinston); and Novo Nordisk (Clayton).
Students were able to meet with the various representatives, ask questions, present their resumes and participate in impromptu interviews.
“Overall, the company representatives said they were very happy with the training, experience and professionalism of ECU’s students. They had their resumes, asked good questions and were engaged in the process,” said Dr. Rickey Hicks, chair of the Department of Chemistry. “The event was a great success. Our students gained valuable experience through the interview process and learned about potential career opportunities in eastern North Carolina.”
Photos courtesy of:
Margaret Turner, Public Relations Coordinator and Student Recruiter, ECU College of Technology and Computer Science