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Written by Rafael Salazar II, Published on June 12, 2018

So maybe you went into Occupational Therapy knowing that you wanted to be a hand therapist. Maybe you went into OT thinking that you’d like to end up treating complex post—surgical diagnoses of the upper extremity (UE). Heck, maybe you went into OT thinking you wanted to go into pediatrics, but then became enamored with the idea of UE orthopedic rehabilitation on a fieldwork (it’s happened before).

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Topics:CareersnetworkingNew gradoccupational therapy specialtyupper extremity

Written by Sue Ram, Published on May 29, 2017

Summer break. The two words we wait for all year.

A time for renewal, relaxation, and a step closer to becoming an OT.  Some OT programs allow a 2-3 break before delving back into more coursework or clinical work. Others offer a full, 3-month break!

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Topics:ClinicalconferencesGrad Schoolnetworkingsummer breaktips for occupational therapy studentsvacation

Written by Shannon Kelly, MS, OTR/L, Published on May 15, 2017

What is your OT elevator pitch?

How many times have you attended an event or engaged in a conversation with someone and after you inform them of your amazing profession, they follow up with something along the lines of ...

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Topics:communicationelevator pitchnetworkingNew Grad SuccessresourcesVideos

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on April 26, 2017

Staying connected to prominent occupational therapists and organizations is easy using social media and OT Twitter accounts.

Twitter provides a simple and efficient platform for OTs and therapy organizations to provide concise, informative, and thought-provoking therapy information. For those of you who, like myself, have been living under a rock for the last few years, Twitter has gained traction as a primary avenue to disseminate information.

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Topics:AOTACareerscommunicationnetworkingtechnologytwitter

Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on April 24, 2017

NGOT recommends following these 50 occupational therapy Instagrams if you’re on IG. Check out the square pictures depicting life’s occupations and become inspired.

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Written by Lesley Khan-Farooqi, Published on April 17, 2017

Oh, that wonderful feeling of completing your occupational therapy degree. Now it is time to begin preparing for your first occupational therapy job!

Here are some things to think about as you start preparing your first occupational therapy job!

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Topics:examFirst JobLicensurenetworkingplanningtips for occupational therapy students

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