Career Services

We understand the need to be best prepared for your career. That’s why NECO offers career support that can meet different career needs.  From meeting with alumni to get their insights into the career options; to taking courses targeted at running your own business; to attending networking events and career fairs, you can take advantage of these before your final year.

Students, alumni, and employers can post and browse job openings on the Career Hub.

NECO Career Hub

Career Activities

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Students and alumni at the annual career symposium.

Annual Career Symposium

We host a career symposium for students, alumni, faculty, and residents. This event offers workshops on interviewing, CV/resume writing, and a chance to share career advice and opportunities.

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Practice Management Events

Students are invited to practice management events hosted by student clubs. Lecturers include industry professionals, marketing and media executives, financial advisors, and optometric industry professionals.

Graduate Strong

A panel discussion is presented by recent NECO graduates, offering current students real-time information on topics such as licensing, debt management, practice management, and insurance. The format includes a questions and answers session followed by dinner and networking.

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Brunch with ODs is a popular way for students to gain an edge through the knowledge and experience of alumni.

Brunch with ODs

Brunch with ODs matches practicing NECO alumni with students for an informal discussion at local restaurants. Alumni provide advice and mentorship to students about the various modes of optometry practice today including, but not limited to, private practice, VA settings, academia, research, public health, industry, and government-related jobs.

Resume Review

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their resumes and CVs for review by members of NECO’s Alumni Association Board on an ongoing basis.

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