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Cite as you write. Do not procrastinate and do this at the end. Cite as you write! Trust me, I've procrastinated and it is very tedious. Search for the same article (or start your search - highly recommended) on...
Leading up to Interview Practice, practice, practice interview questions Speaking out loud In front of a miror, an audience, your cat, or record yourself Pay attention to volume, tone, speech rate Your smile Your posture Your non-verbal language (fidgeting) ...
Improve OT Productivity - Create Dropdown Lists in Excel Use cases Tired of typing the same data in your documentation? You can cut down on time by using drop-down lists, and if you are a keyboard-only user, drop-down lists can be...
How to Find out If You Passed NBCOT - Before it comes in the mail weeks to months later Unlike other professions such as nursing, which has "tricks" such as the "Pearson Vue Trick", new grads who took the NBCOT...
An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Retirement Planning - New Grad Guide for How to Save for Retirement How much should an occupational therapist save for retirement? It depends on where you live and the cost of living, future family planning, whether...

Capstone 101

Capstone was one of the most challenging, but rewarding group projects that I participated in. Some of you may be just beginning, in the middle of, or completing your capstone. If you are nowhere near starting your capstone project...
Stay healthy and get paid/discounted purchases! This year, these retailers are offering gift cards/cash for getting the flu shot: Target - (inside of target) CVS, Longs Drugs, MinuteClinic : $5 CVS (standalone store) - $5 off $25 purchase Publix Grocery...
Congratulations on your next big step! Here are some helpful hints to help you prepare for ARU. Familiarize yourself with: (in no particular order) Common conditions and treatment planning for them (and their progression): Neuro: CVA, TBI Ortho/trauma: fracture healing times,...
Occupational Therapist's Role Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Work Contexts Face-to-Face Discussions  Contact With Others ...