Three tips for graduating optometry students
As the end of the school year draws near, soon to be doctors of optometry everywhere are preparing for the next step in their professional development. Consider these three tips when thinking about life after optometry school.
- Be prepared for the job search – Like any other graduating student, optometry students must also be prepared for the job search upon the conclusion of their studies. Leading up to graduation, you should polish your résumé and cover letters, while paying special attention to working on those vital interview skills. For résumé writing advice, career advancement webinars and access to job opportunities in your area, visit OptometrysCareerCenter.com.
- Know your options – In your quest for the perfect optometry job, researching your career options is a key to success. Some practical ways you can begin to discover your options in optometry is to get connected with other optometrists in the field—either online or in person—find and create a relationship with a mentor, or check out the resource center at your optometry school for career information.
- Consider an optometric residency – An optometric residency is a valid option for any student who is right out of optometry school. Pursuing a year of residency is beneficial because it will give you invaluable exposure to a specialty while strengthening your clinical skills.
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