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Changes
April 10, 2013 11:25 AM by Jennifer Preston
So many changes in my life over the past few months. I went from an unemployed new graduate to a certified, licensed profession with two jobs! Last week I had my first assignment with the staffing agency. I spent a week in a very nice SNF. The problem Read More...
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Employed
March 21, 2013 3:41 PM by Jennifer Preston
Here I am, an employed woman. It is a great feeling. I have not started work yet, as I am in the process of doing all the pre-employment screenings, but I may start as soon as next Tuesday. I decided to accept a position with a staffing/recruiting facility. Read More...
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Defending COTAs
March 12, 2013 8:39 PM by Jennifer Preston
My job hunt has been very enlightening thus far. I feel I have spent more time defending COTAs than actually interviewing. I have done this on three separate occasions now. In the first instance, I was called regarding my resume, but was informed that Read More...
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Surprises
February 10, 2013 3:48 PM by Jennifer Preston
Last week was full of surprises. It started out Sunday morning with me receiving my ATT letter. On Sunday morning. That was quite a surprise! So I promptly reviewed my information and scheduled my certification exam for February 28th. On the one hand, Read More...
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Looking Forward to 2013
December 31, 2012 11:50 AM by Jennifer Preston
The last day of 2012. Wow, what a year! As I look back at this time last year, I cannot believe how far I’ve come and how much I’ve learned. I did not know it at the time, but I was just a few weeks away from the most challenging term of the program. Read More...
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Attending My First Conference
November 3, 2012 1:34 PM by Jennifer Preston
Last weekend I attended the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA) Conference for the first time. It was a great experience. I went with one of my classmates and we had a wonderful time. It was a 2 day event, but I was only able to attend Saturday’s Read More...
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A study of business
February 6, 2012 12:09 PM by Courtney Crone
This week we met on campus for our case study class and I found the case to be fairly easy. Our case involved us setting up an imaginary business, we could focus on any clientele we wanted in any location and in our case we became independently weathly Read More...
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Researching Job Postings
September 7, 2011 9:39 PM by Jennifer Preston
So, I have a habit of every few months checking the job postings out there for Occupational therapy Assistants. I have this fear that by the time I graduate, that something is going to happen and all the jobs will be gone and I will be stuck. This is Read More...
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Only
June 1, 2011 11:40 AM by Jennifer Preston
The dreaded “ you’re only ” or “ all you do ” qualifiers. I’ve been haunted by these statements all my working life. When I was a teacher, I often heard, “Oh, you’re only a preschool teacher.” I guess preschool teachers don’t teach. Or I was told “ All Read More...
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The Adventure Begins!
April 22, 2011 8:45 AM by Lexa Montierth
Since childhood, I wanted to have a career helping people. I was the neighborhood visitor to the elderly, often visiting them for hours and helping them with their odd chores. I thought about counseling, gerontology, and other various jobs career counselors Read More...
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