Pharmapreneurship – where pharmacy education meets entrepreneurship
When most students enter a pharmacy program, they think their days after university will be filled with counseling patients and becoming drug therapy experts in a community or hospital pharmacy practice. However, what if students thought about their pharmacy career in a different way… in an entrepreneurial way? That’s exactly how Jeff Wandzura thinks about his future pharmacy career.
As a pharmacy student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jeff has been actively involved in the profession. He currently serves as the National President of the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns, and also represents the students’ voice by sitting on the Blueprint for Pharmacy Steering Committee. However, Jeff’s summer has taken a different turn. Instead of working a typical summer job, he’s spending his summer in Toronto taking part in The Next 36 – Canada’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Initiative.
The Next 36 aims to help launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates at a pivotal time in their careers. Students from across Canada are put through a rigorous selection process in order to partake in this new initiative. Through lectures and mentorship from top CEOs and senior executives in Canada, 36 undergraduate students have the opportunity to learn from the best while striving to be their best.