Hello From Jourdyn

Hello all! My name is Jourdyn Smarker and I am Dr. Erin Brooks’s right hand gal during OM this year in Washington D.C.! I am currently at 4th year student at UMSL, graduating this May (!) and many of you applying may remember me as the “sign in girl” the last three years at OM! I will be the one posting a lot of the blog updates and sending out the “reminder” emails throughout the next few months, so you’ll be hearing from me a lot! I am excited to meet and re-meet you all this June!

So, things have changed since last year… in a good way! Our CE monitors are valued a lot and we have been given the opportunity to offer more hours this year! Instead of only scanning into the CE courses, our monitors will be scanning into the exhibit hall!! This opens up hours for those who are always begging for more and we have to turn down!

A few reminders to keep in mind:
You are representing not only your school, but optometry as a profession, please remember to dress appropriately - no jeans, no cut offs, OM CE polo, comfortable shoes and a jacket if you tend to be cold.
We know you need to eat and stay hydrated, but please keep the food to a minimum and drinks hidden
Please do not show up late to your shifts! This is IMPORTANT!!! If you are late - your shift will likely be given away! We need everyone to SHOW UP (yes, even the morning after the student bowl… so please pick shifts responsibly).
Those working during the student courses WILL get their drink tickets, so don’t fret!!! We got you!
If you plan on running the 5k… PLEASE let us know and don’t sign up for that shift!!!
HAVE FUN!!!!!!
Dr. Brooks and I are excited for this year and the changes that were made! We look forward to working with you all!!!

– Jourdyn