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OT Resources for Students & Professionals: An Interactive Infographic!

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Are you an OT student or practitioner looking to improve your practice, increase your success, and give back to the profession of occupational therapy?

If so, check out my new interactive OT Resources infographic! In it, you’ll find information about:

  • OT scholarships
  • Research and grant writing
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Getting involved with policy, legislation, and advocacy
  • Improving your practice skills
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Advanced certifications
  • Understanding OT’s scope of practice

…and much, much more! So click on the image or the Resources tab above and check it out, and please share with your peers, coworkers, and friends in OT!

AOTA Conference Countdown: Tips to Increase Your Networking Know-How

This post is the second in my 2015 AOTA Conference Countdown series. Read the first post about how to be a successful student when missing classes for conference HERE!

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In the Expo, after a presentation, at a poster, in the café…the opportunities for networking at the 2015 AOTA Annual Conference are endless!

Hello again! This week’s Conference Countdown post is all about how to make meaningful connections at the 2015 AOTA Annual Conference. Whether you’re a student, a first-time conference attendee, or a seasoned conference presenter, these tips will help you become a networking expert.

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One Week Until World OT Day 2014!

It’s another Monday, but it’s not just any Monday – it’s the Monday before World OT Day 2014! This World OT Day, there are going to be so many amazing events around the world, and in this blog post I’m giving you lots of information about the event itself, this year’s global OT virtual exchange, the WFOT and how YOU can get involved!

Happy World OT Day 2014! (www.wfot.org)

Happy World OT Day 2014! (www.wfot.org)

What is World OT Day?

World Occupational Therapy Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) locally, nationally, and internationally.” (Google)

It’s also a great time to spread the word at your college, among your colleagues and in the community about the amazing work that occupational therapists do! Not that you shouldn’t be doing that every day, but you know what I mean. 😀

What is the World Federation of Occupational Therapists?

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To Friend or Not to Friend…

So it’s summertime and I just finished an 8-month long volunteer/OT intern position at a pediatric therapy clinic. I learned a lot while I was there, but most importantly I met some AMAZING therapists and staff! Since I’ve just graduated and I’m moving away to go to graduate school, I probably won’t meet them again until I get ready to do fieldwork.

I feel like I developed positive personal relationships with all of the people I worked with, and I would like to stay abreast of important developments in their lives as well as keeping them informed about my progression through OT school (and life). However, I’m not sure what the appropriate thing to do is in this situation.

I have friended several of my previous employers, but only in cases where I was no longer working for or with them. I feel that being Facebook friends before ending the employer-employee relationship is inappropriate – unless your employer, coworkers or company social media makes it clear that it is a normal policy.

I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do, but I’m thinking that I’ll probably just email my main supervisor and ask her if she’s comfortable becoming friends. Maybe a little formal, but I’m more comfortable putting the ball in her court and seeing what happens from there!

 

Have you ever been in a similar situation and been uncertain about “social media etiquette”? Have you friended former or current supervisors?