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College to Launch Center for Career Services and Education

Published on 26 March 2020

As St. Louis College of Pharmacy continues to expand its academic offerings and create new opportunities and pathways for students in health professions careers, it has announced plans to launch a new Center for Career Services and Education this fall.

Led by Drs. Isaac Butler, Pharm.D., MBA, CDFT, vice president for career services and education, and chief diversity officer, and Kilinyaa Cothran, M.Ed., B.S. ’01, Ph.D., assistant vice president for career services and education, and adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice, the center will provide resources and programming and build partnerships that support career exploration, education and development of career competencies.

Designed with career-long support in mind, the center will provide services to undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, and alumni.

“With the larger health care landscape continuing to evolve, we are committed to helping students explore the breadth of options and opportunities that are out there,” Butler said. “And for our alumni, we are focused on providing continuing support, whether they are looking to develop new skills, advance their existing careers or explore an entirely different path.”

The center is guided by a leadership team with extensive health care and pharmacy experience and a wealth of expertise in career and leadership development. Utilizing their talents and skillsets, the team is focused on a vision to create an environment of self-exploration and education to help members of the College community develop and grow their career skills.

This August, the center will move into a dedicated physical space in the College’s Recreation and Student Center, but a range of services are available now to students and alumni including:

  • CV/resume review
  • Interview preparation
  • Job search support
  • Job board
  • Career fairs
  • Educational programming
  • On-campus recruiting

“Our overall goal in creating this center is to help our current and former students succeed academically, personally and professionally,” Cothran said. “We’re already offering a range of helpful career services, and that list will continue to expand as our center grows. As we build toward our official grand opening, we are thrilled about what’s to come and the impact we’ll be able to make on the campus community.”

To learn more about the Center for Career Services and Education, or for information on the services that are currently available, visit stlcop.edu/careercenter.

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