Assist Aspiring Pharmacists With Career Counseling & Preparation

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (November 15, 2012) — Townsend & Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized staffing & recruiting firm providing cutting edge staffing solutions to Fortune 500, small- and medium-sized companies alike, recently conducted a career workshop at the Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem, offering a variety of services to aspiring pharmacists.

The day-long event focused on helping students find employment upon graduation, with career counseling sessions on such topics as resume writing, letter writing, interview tips, what to wear, questions to ask, etc.

Townsend Recruiting Manager Melissa Torrisi also conducted a seminar, then broke the students into focus groups to explore future job opportunities and growth potential.

“We were very excited to work with such a fine group of career-driven individuals,” noted Torrisi. “They’ve spent 21 years in school, and are now ready to begin their careers. We were honored to help them begin the final preparations for this journey.”

Added Townsend & Associates President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Townsend, “The feedback we received from the participants was extremely positive. They appreciated the training, and felt it greatly enhanced their preparation to find employment upon graduation.”

Touro College of Pharmacy, located in New York City, is a four year Doctor of Pharmacy program which opened its doors in 2008. The College is ideally situated in the Harlem community of Manhattan, home to a large number of health care facilities, community organizations focused on health, an area rich in cultural heritage and diversity, and is fully accredited for its Doctor of Pharmacy program by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This fall, the school enrolled its fifth class of approximately 100 students, bringing total enrollment to over 370 students.

“Having Melissa and her colleagues on campus to give our students pertinent information necessary to remain competitive in the field for which they have dedicated so much time and effort into was such a great enhancement to our curriculum,” said Shana Young, Practice Experience Program Director for Touro College of Pharmacy. “The Townsend & Associates team was knowledgeable and created an atmosphere where our students were enthusiastic about the information they were receiving, and felt more comfortable as a candidate for positions they choose to apply for. We can’t wait to have them back.”

Townsend & Associates, Inc., is committed to understanding the culture and needs of its clients, and matching that criteria with the perfect candidate – thus offering staffing solutions for both companies and employment seekers. Townsend has a culture of building strong, continuing relationships with its clients and consultants, possessing the highest set of standards and unsurpassed level of integrity, and understanding that something as important as finding that next great job, pursuing a new career path, or finding the perfect colleague to fit a client’s team, requires a partner that is just as driven.

About Townsend & Associates
Townsend & Associates is a nationally recognized staffing/recruiting firm, providing cutting edge staffing solutions to Fortune 500, small- and medium-sized companies alike. Understanding the culture and needs of its client, and matching that criteria with the perfect candidate, is what makes Townsend & Associates, Inc., the staffing firm both clients and professionals turn to first. Diversified in a variety of industries, Townsend & Associates understands its clients business practices are paramount to performance and staying ahead of the competition, and is able to offer employers instant access to high-caliber talent. Founded in 1999 by Michael Townsend and headquartered in Morris Plains, N.J., Townsend Associates is now registered to do business in 16 states – and growing. For more information, visit, call (973) 984-7900, or e-mail


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