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Written by Jasmin Torres, Published on October 30, 2018

Interview season is upon us, causing thousands of potential occupational therapy (OT) students copious amounts of stress. From checking your email every 5 minutes in class or at work, to clearing your schedule when you finally nail the interview, there is a lot that goes into interview preparation and applying to OT school. Once you get the interview, you worry about what to wear, how to prepare for the weather (especially if you’re living in harsh winter climate), transportation and what to bring with you on interview day. Most importantly, how do you make an impression in the short amount of time that you are actually being interviewed?

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Topics:applying to grad schoolGrad Schoolinterviewinterviewsot schooltips for occupational therapy studentsundergrad OT

Written by Ashleigh Heldstab, Published on October 23, 2018

Hello home health OTs! Aren’t we lucky? We get to work with clients in their most natural context; in the home or in the community.

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Topics:New Grad Successself-caretips for new grads

Written by Kyla Salisbury, Published on October 16, 2018

Stress is a physical or psychological factor that causes tension in the body. Anxiety is emotions or behaviors produced by perceived threat. Both are all too common symptoms of this fast paced, high expectation society in which we live. Common universal stressors in the United States today include money, family, work, health, traffic . . . the list goes on. Anxiety can be an intermittent feeling of nervousness or worry, or it can be a diagnosable disorder defined by a state of excessive uneasiness and/or apprehension. Historically, stress and anxiety were protective responses to promote survival. Too much stress and anxiety can actually have a negative impact on our health and bodies.

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Topics:anxietyClinicalmindfulnesspatient educationpatientsquality of life

Written by Renee Outland, Published on October 12, 2018

[Trigger warning: if you have an active eating disorder or are in recovery from one, please pause to reflect and determine if you feel able to tolerate a discussion about treatment from a clinician’s point of view, as well as one reference to a specific number of calories.]

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Topics:Clinicaleating disordersinterviewinterviews

Written by Renee Outland, Published on October 10, 2018

[Trigger warning: if you have an active eating disorder or are in recovery from one, please pause to reflect and determine if you feel able to tolerate a discussion about treatment from a clinician’s point of view, as well as one reference to a specific number of calories.]

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Topics:Clinicaleating disordersinterviewinterviews

Written by Renee Outland, Published on October 8, 2018

[Trigger warning: if you have an active eating disorder or are in recovery from one, please pause to reflect and determine if you feel able to tolerate a discussion about treatment from a clinician’s point of view, as well as one reference to a specific number of calories.]

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Topics:Clinicaleating disordersinterviewinterviewsmental health

Written by Katie Shniderman, Published on October 2, 2018

As a fieldwork student or new grad, it can be overwhelming when you realize how much there still is to learn, particularly in an ever-changing and expanding field like health care. Without PowerPoint slides to study or a professor’s lecture to listen to, it’s hard to know where or how to even begin.

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Topics:CareersinterviewsNew Grad Successpodcastssocial mediatechnology

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