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Career Opportunities

Whether helping students create an individualized career plan or prepare to successfully compete for the professional path of their choice, the Office of Student and Academic Services is an active partner in students' career development. The office maintains placement and professional development resources for students.
Personal Coaching
Workshops
Externships
Opportunity Blocks
Internships
Permanent Positions
Career Connection Forum

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Personal Coaching

Resume CV and cover letter critique available on an individual basis.
Mock interviews, salary negotiations and contract reviews also available upon request.
Employment contract legal council is available for a reduced fee through a local attorney.

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Workshops
Professional development workshops are offered throughout the year. Past topics have included Negotiation Skills, Panel Discussions on Internships, Externships and Practice Ownership.

 

Externships
Externships are brief (usually 2-4weeks) work opportunities away from the College for which credit is not given. Students seeking special work experiences may do so through externships.

Private and corporate practice, humane societies, governmental agencies, and pharmaceutical/pet food companies offer externships. Compensation may or may not be offered for externships.

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Opportunity Blocks
Students in their 6th, 7th and 8th semesters may obtain off-campus clinical experience for credit in institutional setting with established teaching programs, or in facilities offering unique clinical or research experiences. Proposed programs must be approved by the faculty coordinators of the opportunities block who will determine appropriate university credits. Opportunity Blocks are approved by the Curriculum Committee. Details of this program are available from the Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Professional Service. Lists of approved opportunity blocks are available at the Career Resource Center.

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Internships
Internships are non-degree programs that provide training for practice, clinical teaching, and specialty-board eligibility. Generally, a one-year rotating internship in medicine and surgery is prerequisite for residency programs and for board certification. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital offers internship programs in ambulatory and production-animal medicine and in small-animal medicine and surgery.

For the selection of interns and residents for its Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, the college subscribes to the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Intern/Resident Matching Program. A directory of available internships is published by the AAVC each year (available in mid-September and accessible through many university libraries): typically, these advertised positions are salaried.

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Permanent Positions
Permanent positions and summer jobs are listed in electronic form through the Career Services website. Positions available represent the myriad of career choices available.

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Career Connections Forum
Every fall, the Career Connections Forum offers students and potential employers a chance to conduct initial interviews.

Seminars pertinent to various aspects of professional development are held for participants.

Career Options Fair is also conducted at the same time to offer veterinary and undergraduate students insights to the opportunities open to veterinarians.

Students also have the opportunity to network and interview with practitioners and explore career options.

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