Occupational Therapist Strengths

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Final Essay Strengths First of all, I feel as if I am a very dedicated person, whether it’s related to my educational goals, current job or career goals, or personal relationships. I take dedication seriously because I believe dedication shows you truly care about that goal you are trying to attain or that person of which you are trying to maintain a good, lasting relationship. Going along hand-in-hand with dedication, I feel as if self-motivation is also a personal strength of mine. I’m currently trying to juggle a schedule of a full-time student, part-time job, extracurricular clubs and activities, and maintain a social life and being self-motivated is the only way to succeed at handling all of those things at once. Although this could…show more content…
First and foremost, I am very passionate about people in general. I genuinely care about the wellbeing of others and believe this to be one of the main reasons I hope to become an occupational therapist one day. Another huge passion of mine is sports. Everything about them gets my blood pumping whether it’s celebrating a huge win or anticipating a call on the field. When I was in high school, I lived to play my next softball game or watch football on Friday nights. Coming to college has not changed my passion for sports at all. Instead of attending high school sporting events, I get the chance to cheer on the Georgia Southern Eagles! Career Paths There are a couple of career paths I believe my strengths, skills, and passions would align with. First of all, since I am very passionate about becoming an Occupational Therapist, I believe I have most of the qualities that an OT needs. Occupational Therapists work with people struggling with disabling emotional, mental, physical, or developmental issues and work to enhance the daily living skills of a patient’s life. Occupational Therapists must also be patient, compassionate, and people-oriented (BLS, 2015). As mentioned above, my workplace has drastically enhanced my communication skills, that will certainly help me be a better OT. While I shadowed an OT about a week ago, she was…show more content…
I have also looked into the prerequisite classes that I will need to take in order to get into graduate school. As for grades, most OT programs have a minimum requirement of a 3.0 GPA. Since I currently have a 3.9 GPA, I aim to keep my GPA up to not only meet the minimum requirement, but exceed it. I am also seeking out job shadowing sites to gain hours for my application. I’ve recently became a leader in the Southern Exercise Science Club in hopes that this involvement will stand out on my
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