This month’s Spotlight features Rebecca, a former Biochemistry: Molecular Biology major who, after attending one of the most prestigious pharmacy programs in the country, is now tackling the hectic, hands-on world of being a pharmacist in low-income communities.
Rebecca, on the surprising undergraduate experience she found the most value in:
"During my four years at UCSB, I worked as a copyreader at the Daily Nexus, and it was the best experience of my undergrad career! Not only did it make me stand out in my applications to pharmacy school, but it also made me a strong communicator, which is essential in the healthcare field. When I reflect on what I do now as a pharmacist, I realize that I’m basically applying the same analytical and editing skills I learned and mastered as a copyreader at the Daily Nexus in the pharmacy when I verify prescriptions to make sure they’re both correct and appropriate. Go figure!"
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Rebecca welcomes UCSB students to contact her via LinkedIn with questions about the field and for advice on how to use your time at UCSB to become competitive in the teaching world. Requests to look over student resumes or inquiries about open positions will not be responded to.
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Editor: Brandilyn Gilbert, Academic Advisor