The annual NAPSA Congress is the premier education and networking event for pharmacy students across Australia and New Zealand. Each year, a different branch hosts the conference, attracting up to 400 student delegates. The 2022 Virtual NAPSA Congress was without a doubt a huge success. The Congress Organising Committee’s goal was to provide delegates with an all-inclusive and well-rounded experience that would further both their personal and professional development, as well as leave them inspired about the future of their pharmacy profession. We wanted students to take away a sense of hope and indeed inspiration about the future of their pharmacy profession. I’m confident that we achieved just that.
Get involved in student associations
I truly do believe that being involved in student associations makes the university experience. Not only is a great chance to meet your fellow peers, but it is also a great opportunity to network and mingle with like-minded students both in the University and on a national scale.
Being a part of JCUPSA has allowed me to form close relationships with some of the most highly regarded individuals in the pharmacy profession. This benefited not only my education, but also my future as a practising health professional.
It has also allowed me to organise and run nationally recognised events, for which I am very grateful. JCUPSA has opened up so many opportunities, both big and small, and I definitely can’t take them for granted. I would strongly recommend students join their student associations, or at the very least take on the opportunities presented to them by their student association.
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