December 3, 2012
You guys! Guess what I did last Friday afternoon? I visited the CSU OT School and attended an information session about the program—it was the most exciting thing! I am definitely keeping CSU as one of my top grad school choices.
The info session
Was broken up into three sections: the head of OT admissions told us about the application process, a current OT student gave us a tour of the building (and talked about the daily life of a CSU OT student), and lastly the department head talked to us about the curriculum of the program. All of these presentations were so awesome—I really got a good idea of what the OT program at CSU is all about and a taste of what grad school will really be like, no matter where I end up. It was great to hear about the program from a current student, too, and the tour was amazing! We got to see the classrooms and lab spaces, the outdoor garden area that various groups come in and work on as therapy, and even the student lounge. It was nothing short of amazing. I can’t wait for grad school!
Grad school is going to be a major challenge—24 consecutive months (goodbye, summers!) of intensive courses and fieldwork experiences—but I’m so looking forwards to getting to take classes and have experiences that I’m actually interested in. Not that I don’t love my undergrad degree—I’ve taken some great classes that I’ve enjoyed—but I’m not organic chemistry’s biggest fan, if you know what I mean. I really loved the OT school at CSU, but for now I’m keeping my options open. Who knows, I may fall in love with a school in a different state! For now, I’ll just keep looking for my grad-school-soulmate.
Question of the Day:
Are you ready for winter break?
Okay, it’s not much of a question. I am so ready for winter break, even though it won’t be too much of a break (between volunteering in an OT clinic, studying for the GRE, and working on my thesis, I’m going to be pretty busy!) but I’m so happy to be away from classes for a short period of time. CSU’s winter break is five weeks long this year (yay!) so I’ll have plenty of time to do all of the things I need to do, and mix in a few fun things (like skiing, of course!) too. Good luck studying this week or next for your finals; a little advice from Zac Efron and the HSM Crew: Get ‘cha head in the game!