1.19.2013

Student Stuffs Giveaway!

Life as a student... sometimes fun, sometimes stressful, sometimes unbelievable. And for one person, it's about to be unbelievably lucky!!


I like students. I like them to know that life gets better when you are being paid to work instead of paying for work experience. I like to occasionally pick on students IRL but avoid it online since my wit just doesn't translate well to type. But seriously, being an OT student can be great, since it means that you're almost an OT or OTA (which we all know is terrific)! So students need a little something special

I'm sending some of my gently used and most useful study materials. This includes a Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, spiffy laminated cards on multiple topics (anatomy, TBI, SCI, low vision, neuro...), and hard to find guidelines on safety for patients in acute care.

The Pencil Grip is a company that makes more than just grips, and they have sent another useful item for students. They make dry erase file folder labels, which I think would be infinitely useful when you're changing classes each semester and gaining new knowledge to be organized by the minute.

Remember that AOTA is always your best resource no matter your practice area. They have sent items to promote and explain OT, including 2 T-shirts, brand posters, and pens. For your everyday life, they've included a great tote bag, umbrella, and car decal that I'm sure will have great usefulness no matter your job site.

Included are some Dycem sample sheets, which will be handy when on fieldwork or trying to construct new adaptive devices. Also is a nifty NBCOT lunch box and pin for the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, to remind you of helpful organizations in your post-student world.

If you're an OT or OTA student (even a very committed pre-OT student), enter now by leaving a comment below. Comments must be received before 11:59pm EST on January 31. Good Luck!

18 comments:

Michelle LaDuc said...

Hi Cheryl!

My name is Michelle and I am currently an OT student. I came across your blog after I was looking up information on goal writing and I found what you posted very helpful. As a result I subscribed to your blog with much anticipation that it would be very beneficial to me throughout my college experience and hopefully when I become an OT. Thank you for your inspiration and resources. Please consider me in this giveaway and I look forward to your upcoming blogs. Michelle

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Erin said...

I always love a giveaway, especially an OT-related giveaway! I'm entering my final semester of OT school and looking forward to joining the work force soon.

Shelby said...

I'm in the spring semester of OT school! It has been the biggest blessing to be admitted to the program! Not only have I learned an amazing amount of information, I have met some of the most selfless and kind people. OTs are truly a special breed, happy to be apart of it! I've been following your blog for a while now, I started reading it when I was applying for OT school over a year ago. It has proved to be a wealth of information! As a poor college student I am entering this contest :) Thanks!

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Jezzabella said...

I'm 3/4 of the way through school and I keep learning new things daily. I would love to share the materials with my classmates and other professionals I run into. Can't wait to be a real therapist!

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heatherscreativeconcoctions said...

Thanks so much for creating such a great resource! I'm a first year OT student and I just get more excited everyday to enter such a great career! This sounds like a great giveaway to start my collection of OT goodies. Either way I will continue to use your site for great info :)

OTgirl said...

Hello :)

I am a Pre-OT student. I'm currently an undergrad studying psychology and plan on applying to OT school next fall. I came across your blog through twitter. I'm inspired to see what current occupational therapists are doing and I look forward to practicing my self. I believe your giveaway is a great idea and will be very beneficial to a lucky winner! I enjoy reading your blogs and look forward to future posts. Thank you for being so generous, thoughtful and kind! And thank you most of all for being you and all that you do.

Go OTs!

Shannon said...

Hi! I am in my final semester as an Undergrad and am majoring in Biology and Psychology. I have applied to two OT schools for next fall and am very excited for a future as an OT! -Shannon shannon_ross110@yahoo.com

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Kelly said...

Hi Cheryl,
I first discovered your blog while I was completing my Level IIA fieldwork in an acute care setting. Looking back to the first weeks, I can remember how hesitant and unsure I was. Your blog truly motivated me and I want to thank you for that. I soon fell in love with acute care, treating patients, and the daily challenge. You show your passion as an OT by helping other students. Thank you!

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Kaitlyn Kerrigan said...

Hey Cheryl!

I transferred into OT this time last year and wish I would've done it sooner. I'm starting the 3rd out of 5 years in my program and have enjoyed every minute of the classes I'm taking (yes all my friends think I'm crazy). I have followed your pinterest account for a while and am constantly repinning things that will be useful in the near future. I actually used a pin for an adaptive equipment project I had to do, thanks! I hope to gain more OT tools with the giveaway and would love to be able to use them with my classmates!
-Katie

Jeanette Hernandez said...

Hello,

I just found your nifty blog through Pinterest. From what I have read so far in your blogs make me look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. Im in my second semester of OT school and sometimes all of this work can get so stressful, (especially when we start talking about the NBCOT) so hearing that it gets better once you're done is very uplifting :)

Thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledgeable information with us.

Kaytie Prater said...

Hi! I also found your blog through Pinterest. I am an OT student at Loma Linda University currently completing my level two fieldwork at a school district. I love following your blog and the tips/ideas are so helpful! Thank you!
Kaytie Prater
kprater@llu.edu