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Student Gains Confidence and Experience during Externship



Jan 27, 2014

When  Johnathan Hardin, a student at the Danville, Kentucky Campus, completes his pharmacy technician program in February, he will begin his job search with confidence after completing an externship with Walgreens Pharmacy.

The 8-week externship, which is a part of every pharmacy technician student’s program at American National University, gave Johnathan the opportunity to work side-by-side with professionals in the field, filling prescriptions and caring for the pharmacy’s customers.

Johnathan became interested in becoming a pharmacy technician after he helped care for and provide medications to his grandfather when he was ill.  He found National through an internet search and applied online.  “I liked it because it was a small school.  Classes were smaller, and it was [more budget-friendly] than other places that I looked at,” he said.

Johnathan said that during the externship he has enjoyed meeting his customers, getting to know his co-workers, and learning more about how medications are dispensed.  “I think it will give me a pretty big advantage, said Johnathan.  “I already got my foot in the door, and now I know how to do all of that,” he said of the experience.  “I think that will help me just that much more with finding a job.”

Soon-to-be graduate Johnathan Hardin is conducting an 8-week externship with Walgreens Pharmacy.

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