What I Learned in the First Week of (Mostly Online) OT School

Even though I’ve only been a graduate student for a week I already feel like I have learned so much. Here’s a summary of the things I have learned this week and have valued. There’s Always Something to Do: I am an avid to do list writer and I love the feeling of crossing offContinue reading “What I Learned in the First Week of (Mostly Online) OT School”

Being Present

Present (noun): period of time now occurring As someone who is a chronic worrier, being present has always been a struggle for me. My biggest intention and mantra for this school year is to be present. I have spent so much time focused on my future while applying to graduate schools, that I did notContinue reading “Being Present”

Preparing for OT School… But Relaxed

Once I was accepted into occupational therapy school I wanted to do anything I could to prepare for school. When I was assigned my OT2 mentor she told me the most important thing I could do was enjoy myself and relax! I wanted to share what my summer before OT school looked like while stillContinue reading “Preparing for OT School… But Relaxed”

Which OT Program is the Right One For You? Part 2: Master’s Degree vs Doctorate Degree

This can be a “controversial” topic but I want to discuss the facts about masters or doctorate programs so future OT students can make an informed decision for themselves. No program is better than another. Also I want to clarify that I have not researched EVERY single program, but these are my findings in theContinue reading “Which OT Program is the Right One For You? Part 2: Master’s Degree vs Doctorate Degree”

Which OT Program is the Right One For You? (Part 1)

So you have decided to apply to occupational therapy programs! One of the hardest parts of the process is narrowing down the choices for graduate school. There are so many wonderful programs. Here are some guidelines to follow to choose which occupational programs will good for you to apply to and then eventually choose onceContinue reading “Which OT Program is the Right One For You? (Part 1)”

Ways to Improve Your Application For OT School

When I first applied to OT school in 2018, I was denied at one school and waitlisted at another. Once I decided I wanted to apply again I knew I needed to amp up my application. I just want to share the steps I took to improve my application. I was accepted to all fourContinue reading “Ways to Improve Your Application For OT School”

Dos and Dont’s: Applying to OT School

With the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) opening soon I wanted to include some tips for applicants. DO: Apply Early!Personally, I think this is the most important tip. Many schools have rolling admissions or early acceptance dates. Use this to your advantage! Typically you will have less people to compete against and can findContinue reading “Dos and Dont’s: Applying to OT School”