The Pharmacy Student Summer Program is designed to be a unique, hands-on learning experience with real-life scenarios for the students who are selected to participate. Over the course of the summer we host small group sessions for students to learn from the numerous business and industry experts here at our Wilmington headquarters. The goal of the experience is to engage participants in a variety of activities—all intended to elevate their business acumen, to offer a better understanding of whether business ownership is right for them, and to teach tangible tactics for success.

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Students have the opportunity to engage industry experts in thorough discussions related to financial topics and business ownership. This experience reveals the realities faced by pharmacy owners, conveys what it takes to get financing in place and teaches strategies to operate a successful business. Fun and interactive, the program both challenges and encourages pharmacy students who are considering ownership in their future.


The program is open to all pharmacy students in good standing with their universities and the National Community Pharmacists Association. No prior business experience is required, just a curious mind and can-do attitude.

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2018 Sessions:

May 14th – 18th

June 11th – 15th

We ask that students please plan to arrive the day prior and depart the day after the scheduled program days.


The program takes place at Live Oak Bank headquarters in Wilmington, NC, where students experience the unique culture of Live Oak during their stay.

The program will run from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with weekends and holidays free. Lodging and ground transportation in the Wilmington area will be provided.

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How to Apply

  • Complete the basic application form.
  • Upload a two-minute video explaining why you wish to attend our program and/or upload a document with a cover letter indicating why you’d like to attend and your resume.
  • Deadline to apply: March 1, 2018, applicants will be notified if they have been selected to participate by April 1st.
  • Apply now for the 2018 Pharmacy Student Program.

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