Hey guys! It's been a while haha, remember when I made a goal this year to post one blog every week? Yeah, working full-time has definitely changed my goals and priorities! While it feels weird being away from social media, posting almost daily, and sharing almost every part of my life with thousands of people … Continue reading 3 Months In… Life As A New-Grad Pediatric OT
What is up my friends?! Long time no type. Life has been hectic for me as of late for a few reasons - mainly starting my new job (!) as well as moving to a new city and then moving from an apartment in that city into a house! Regardless of the craziness of the … Continue reading Life as a New Grad Pediatric OT
My name is Haley Hoffman and I am a recent graduate earning my MS in Occupational Therapy in December 2020. I recently accepted a job offer and am currently practicing in a private outpatient developmental therapy-based pediatric clinic in the Chicagoland area. I am from a small town outside of Rockford, IL with only 3,000 … Continue reading Outpatient Pediatric Mental Health with Haley
I’m LaQuestis and I am a practitioner, fresh out of grad school- sort of. I’m from Ft. Lauderdale, FL but I have spent a lot of my time post high school in Charleston, SC. I currently work in acute care + outpatient adults, but I have not found my true niche yet. What setting are … Continue reading Hand Therapy with LaQuestis
Today we have Allie (from @PatchesOfOT on Instagram) talking about her experience at her level 2 placement in hippotherapy! This is a special interest of mine as well, so I was so excited to get her perspective and advice on all things OT and horses! My name is Allie Watkins and I am a current … Continue reading Hippotherapy with Allie
Hi! My name is Ana, and I am a new grad OTR/L from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I recently accepted an acute care position in Chicago, where I am originally from! What setting are you sharing about today and can you give a brief description of it? What qualifies a person to receive therapy in … Continue reading Outpatient Pediatrics with Anastasia
Hi! My name is Karenna Lillo. I am currently an occupational therapy student who is just a few weeks away from being completely done with my 2nd Level II fieldwork in a school setting! I attend Concordia University-Wisconsin in Mequon, WI. I am not entirely sure what setting I want to work in. I have … Continue reading Inpatient Psych with Karenna
My name is Amanda Gibbs and I am currently studying for boards! I am about to take my board exam! I am from the Northern Neck of VA (small, itty bitty town) but currently live in Northern VA and will soon be moving to WV! Right now, I am open to pursuing careers in anything … Continue reading Skilled Nursing Facility with Amanda
As a new grad it can be hard to continue to grow your knowledge and experience without spending hundreds of dollars on continuing education. I'm all about constantly learning and growing as a practitioner and love taking new classes, but it can be hard since I don't have a job yet, and therefore no funds … Continue reading Free Continuing Education
Before I go into how I studied and outline my study schedule, I need you all to know that studying is a very personal thing and only you know how you need to study!!! It is definitely helpful to use a pre-made study guide to help you get started, but please consider all your options … Continue reading How I Studied for the NBCOT® Exam
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Hi! My name is Emily. I am currently completing my doctoral capstone project at an adult day center. I attended the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) and I am graduating with my OTD and MS in gerontology in May! I plan on taking my NBCOT at the end of June. When I graduate I hope to … Continue reading Outpatient Neuro Rehab with Emily
Did you know that OTs can work in convents? I had no idea until Julia reached out to share about her experience! For those who don't know, a convent is a local community or house of a religious order or congregation (Merriam-Webster). This is definitely one of the more unique OT settings that I have … Continue reading Convent Care Center with Julia