My Window of Opportunity

Please submit a brief 250-word essay discussing your reasons for choosing a career in pharmacy and why you are applying to St. Johns University.


I never took the saying "window of opportunity" literally until I walked up to the "pick up" window at my local CVS. Better yet, there were two windows, one for "drop off" as well. These windows served as a sneak peek to the world behind the counter that only pharmacists are accustomed to. This world intrigued me: I wanted to see it all, a place where people can "drop off" their worries and "pick up" new strategies and information. I yearn to open the door that will take me behind that counter and into that world, and St. John's University will lead me where I need to go. St John’s University will supply me with both the specialized knowledge and the personal characteristics needed to survive in that world behind the counter; information to digest, tactics to learn, and a community of pharmacy and life sciences experts who want to see me prosper. In any world, behind or in front of the counter, the idea of survival of the fittest is essential and is what defines a person's actions and ideas. That is what drives me toward the world behind the counter; I will suit myself to the day-to-day demands of being a supremely efficient pharmacist, because my ability to fit this role is what ensures my customers' survival.

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