A students journey with the APS
University of Nottingham undergraduate student
“I first found out about the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences from an email from one of the academics in my School highlighting an ‘Industrial Insights’ opportunity. A career in industry factored into a large part of my decision to study pharmacy at University so I jumped at the idea
The speakers at the Industrial Insights conference broadened my understanding of the roles within the industrial sector and I was given the unique chance to tour the pharmaceutical plant where the conference was hosted. The experience gave me a more holistic view into how the medicines I work with had been created. The numerous processes and teamwork that went into each drug astounded me”.
APS and supporting career opportunities in Industry
I know that is easy to say and it can takes years to find what you’re really interested in, but if there’s one thing to take from this, it’s about educating yourself about what’s out there and making contacts. The general perception of industry is that it is an impossible door to open and that puts many people off. But at the end of the day, it is a network of people all with a passion about what they do. If you seize opportunities and share your interests, you unlock a utopia.
The APS can provide you with these opportunities to make those valuable connections and help you decide if industry is right for you. It’s really helped kick start my career, I can’t urge you enough to get involved and join today.