Over the past five years, we operated NewGradOptometry (NGO) and CovalentCareers as two separate brands. It eventually became clear that their goals were the exact same: to help eyecare professionals find happiness in their careers.
NGO was built on a buggy Wordpress platform but the CovalentCareers website is completely custom. This means there is no limit to what our engineers can build to improve the user experience.
NGO was holding us back from providing our new grad optometrists with the maximum amount of features and value. With the brands now merged, we can open the feature flood gates!
"Merging the two teams is a great idea. The fact that we already have NewGradOptometry and then CovalentCareers provides so much amazing info about jobs and resources—why not merge the two?"
- Nishan Pressley, OD
"We'll still get the same great content out of NewGradOptometry under CovalentCareers but it's all going to be in one space and we'll be able to cultivate it and make it a better user experience."
- Steven Turpin, OD
"Their passion and love for optometry and for making sure that new graduates are taken care of speaks volumes and I think that's going to get even better when NewGradOptometry merges with CovalentCareers."
- Patricia Fulmer, OD
"If you tell me that the new website is going to allow you to offer more services, more goods, more opportunities to do and diversify what you're doing and offering—then I'm all for it."
- Adam Ramsey, OD
We look forward to increasing our readership, membership, and publishing volume in 2020 and beyond to offer new graduate optometrists more industry-leading content.
If you’ve got any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nope! CovalentCareers is the parent company of NewGradOptometry. NewGradOptometry’s founder, Dr. Matt Geller, OD, co-founded CovalentCareers in 2015 as a platform for healthcare professionals to build their careers. In essence, this is just a brand consolidation to make things more streamlined for readers and members.
Nope! The CovalentCareers and NewGradOptometry teams have been and will remain the same. We’re a fast-growing team of 17 located in sunny San Diego, CA and dedicated to the career success of today’s eyecare and allied health professionals. Many of you have worked with Matt and/or Antonio and they’re still right here!
All articles, content, and author bios have been migrated from the NewGradOptometry website to CovalentCareers. You can find them in the resources section of CovalentCareers. Just do a quick search. Your author profile also stayed the same but if you’d like to edit it, let us know via the contact form.
Also, if you’d like to write a piece, we’d love to hear from you! Just fill out our writer inquiry form.
Unfortunately, no. But, to be honest, our NewGradOptometry account infrastructure had become outdated and we weren’t able to provide much value to those with accounts. That’s one of the big reasons for this change! You can create a profile on CovalentCareers to monitor courses, track job (or hiring) activity, and more.
Nothing will change! You can expect to receive the same exact emails you have been receiving.
Nope! All emails will remain the exact same.