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About Recruitment Ambassadors Program (RAP)

The Recruitment Ambassadors Program (RAP) serves to recruit the next generation of pharmacy leaders to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. We work closely with the Office of Curricular Student Affairs and the School’s Marketing and Communications team to promote our profession to prospective students in North Carolina and beyond. We coordinate outreach efforts with various high schools and universities, host tours and virtual recruitment fairs, manage a blog for prospective students, assist with Open Houses, and host Candidates’ Days. We encourage ambassadors to return to their alma maters where they can educate former peers about pharmacy as a career and what it means to be a student at the UNC.

Join RAP if…

(1) You want to promote the profession of pharmacy to prospective students, (2) You are interested in developing yourself professionally and socially through committees, and (3) You are interested in recruiting the next generation of pharmacy students for the Eshelman School of Pharmacy!


Dues

There are no required annual dues


RAP: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I join RAP?
    RAP applications will be released in early September.
  • What are my responsibilities as a member?
    Ambassadors will volunteer to work various recruiting events such as Candidates’ Days, Pharmacy Fridays, career fairs, etc. There is one general body meeting (GBM) per month and various social events ambassadors can attend. Each ambassador gets to join a committee (fundraising, events, social, or marketing) to help develop their skills and make RAP awesome!
  • How much of a time commitment is RAP?
    Ambassadors are expected to attend monthly GBM meetings and volunteer at various events. Outside of the GBMs, there are no specific time commitments as we believe you should attend events you find interesting and want to participate in!
  • What happens at RAP’s meetings?
    At our meetings, we host different workshops and speakers to help develop public speaking, professionalism, and confidence in our ambassadors so they can attend events to help represent the school to the best of their abilities.
  • What would I benefit from being a part of RAP?
    Being part of RAP is a great honor as you get to be on the forefront of the recruiting process for the next incoming pharmacy class and prospective students. Furthermore, you get to develop yourself as a leader professionally, academically, and socially through workshops and social events.

We are excited to be working on new and exciting recruiting events for the 2021/2022 school year! If you have any questions about the Recruitment Ambassadors Program, please feel free to reach out to Shelby Brookshire at shelby_brookshire@unc.edu. We can’t wait to meet you and and hear all of your great ideas!!!

Events/Projects

Throughout the school year, we organize monthly general body meetings, Candidates’ Days, Pharmacy Fridays, the annual Pre-Pharmacy Summit, and both in-person and virtual recruitment fairs. You can also create your own social + meet-and-greet events to host at local high schools and colleges.

Candidates’ Days

One of RAP’s biggest responsibilities is to assist with Candidates’ Days. Ambassadors are assigned to a group of prospective students to lead them through their interview day. We answer questions, share our pharmacy school experience, and make our candidates feel welcome at ESOP.

Pharmacy Fridays

Pharmacy Fridays are PharmD-specific information sessions hosted by the School for any prospective student who wants to learn more about the program. Ambassadors answer questions about the curriculum, student life, and their experiences going through the application process.

Pre-Pharmacy Summit

The Pre-Pharmacy Summit is an annual event that RAP plans for college-aged students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy! RAP ambassadors volunteer to lead TED Talks on pharmacy topics, run professionalism and leadership development workshops, and answer student questions. This day-long event is a unique opportunity to interact with prospective students and advance the profession of pharmacy.


RAP Leadership

President
Shelby Brookshire, Class of 2023

President-Elect
Anna Boucherer, Class of 2024

Secretary
Megan Wolff, Class of 2024

Treasurer/Fundraising Chair
Savannah Moody, Class of 2024

Candidates Day Coordinator
Akina Nana, Class of 2023

Candidates Day Coordinator-Elect
Jessica Willey, Class of 2024

Social Chair
Gabrielle Flynn, Class of 2024

Event Chair
Stephanie Martin, Class of 2023

Marketing Chair
Sumi Mahajan, Class of 2023

Asheville Liasons
Sarah Peterson & Josh Fowler, Class of 2023


Faculty Advisor

Olivia Hammill