Career Resources

SCO and the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence are here to assist with optometric opportunities and challenges that await you.

Transition into Success

SCO is committed to providing the professional resources for educational needs of our students and alumni, especially during the transition from student to practicing optometrist. From prospective student to established graduate, SCO is an active partner in the journey to realizing your potential.

SCO’s curriculum includes practice management courses designed to provide our students with a strong education foundation beyond the clinical component required to practice optometry at its highest level. Student organizations such as the Private Practice Club also exist to provide our students with the support they need to succeed.

From State Day to providing networking opportunities at national optometry events, SCO actively pursues opportunities to introduce our students to organized optometry leaders, researchers and successful role models.

The Hayes Center

Founded in 2005 by noted practice management expert Jerry Hayes, OD ’73, and his wife, Cris, the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence oversees a number of programs designed to ensure success among our graduates.

Resources are available to assist in many areas, including:
  • Career Counseling
  • Clinical Observation Program
  • Placement Resources for Practice Transition or Sale
  • Continuing Education
  • Capstone Program for fourth-year students prior to graduation

Visit The Hayes Center for Practice Excellence site for more information about the valuable resources available to our students and alumni.