Emily Hoffman ’19
From small-town Indiana to the coast of California, Emily Hoffman ’19 has gained valuable experience in her major.
“There is a lot of experiential education that happens at Butler, especially in the Pharmacy program,” Hoffman said. “I’ve done a lot of stuff in the community and I know Butler is really encouraging about internships or volunteering in areas that are interesting to you and that pertain to your field of study so you get that firsthand experience.”
Hoffman, a Pharmacy major with a Strategic Communication minor, spent summer 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley as a leadership mentor for the National Student Leadership Conference. The Wakarusa, Indiana, native also served as a mentor to children who had an interest in public health and medicine, and she has had the opportunity to work in a few pharmacy settings.
“I’ve worked for a couple of different pharmacies,” she said. “It’s been so much fun. I’m getting ready to do a hospital experience next summer.”
One of the pharmacies, Hoffman said, is located in her hometown and is owned by a Butler alumnus.
On top of all her work experience, Hoffman has served as the Panhellenic Chairman for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, played club tennis, and is involved in the Kappa Psi pharmacy fraternity.
She also volunteers at the Gennesaret Clinic, a free health clinic for the underserved population in Indianapolis.
From work to volunteer experiences, Hoffman’s education has taken her places she could have never imagined. She is confident she made the right choice in Butler University.
“I originally came to Butler because of the Pharmacy program and all the prestige that I’d heard about it,” Hoffman said. “I knew Butler looked good on paper—But when I actually came to the college visit—there was something in the air that was just really welcoming and that drew me in.”