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Externships Lead to a Pharmacy Career

Sep 08, 2014

Connie Miller found out about the Akron Area Campus by simply driving past it, made an appointment to visit, and knew that it was the institution for her.  She had already been working in the medical field as a medical office assistant and settled on pharmacy technician diploma program. 

Instructor Frances Nicholson made the biggest impact on her education.  She said that she was able to take what she did in the classroom and apply it to her externships which resulted in her hiring at Walgreens.  Connie said that the education that she received at National prepared her to take the certified pharmacy technician exam.  “I passed with flying colors,” said Connie. 

Regarding her workplace, she said that the aspect that she likes the most is that the staff is a “close knit family,” and that “everyone gets along with everyone else.”

Looking into her future five or ten years down the road, Connie plans to be a senior technician at Walgreens as there is the opportunity to do that there. 

Connie encourages anyone who is thinking about furthering their education to “take the first move, and stop-in or call.”  “School was well worth it,” she said. 

Graduate Connie Miller, a graduate of the Akron Area Campus, is a certified pharmacy technician at Walgreens Pharmacy. 

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