VIDEO: Class of 2018 welcomes UH Hilo’s new pharmacy students in the “P1 Survival Guide”

In between healthy doses of silliness, students at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy give newbies tips on surviving classes and more.

Vulcan Video Productions (formerly Lava Shoot) recently released a video starring students of the Class of 2018 at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo pharmacy college welcoming the incoming Class of 2019.

In the “P1 Survial Guide” — in between giggles and healthy doses of silliness — students of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy introduce themselves and give the newbies tips on surviving classes (“sleep, eat and chill,” says one; “pray,” say others), schedules, time management, joining organizations, and extracurricular activities (“The coolest thing I’ve experienced outside of school is the Merrie Monarch,” says a student who has fallen in love with the signature Hawai‘i Island event).

Student Ambassadors

Several in the video are Student Ambassadors, a group of pharmacy student volunteers who support the college by taking on a critical role in a variety of recruitment and retention activities. Some of their activities include conducting open forums and leading campus tours with potential students, providing information to prospective students and their families, hosting informational webinars and online chat rooms for potential students, assisting with college events including orientation, updating social media accounts, calling potential and matriculated students, and participating in student panels. Through these activities ambassadors develop leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Student ambassadors are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Ambassadors must be able to promote the college in a positive manner; have a desire to work with prospective students and their families, and faculty and staff; maintain a minimum grade point average requirement; and have completed his or her first year. Ambassadors commit to one academic year of service.


-UH Hilo Stories

This post has been revised to clarify that the students in the video are from the Class of 2018 and not all are Student Ambassadors.