SOTA provides members with opportunities to attend professional development events in order to develop their skills as future clinicians, rehabilitators, and educators. Through these events, members can explore opportunities for clinical practice, interact with professors and licensed occupational therapists, and gain a better understanding of the health professions.
Guest Speaker Event: Sherry-Lynne Bredy
Thanks so much to Sherry-Lynne Bredy for speaking to us about her work experiences since graduating and giving us advice!
Guest Speaker Event: What is a Capstone Project?
A big thank you to Laini Beans for speaking to us about her Capstone experience, and thank you to everyone who came to listen! We hope you enjoyed yourself and learned more information about the Capstone project!
Thanks to everyone who signed up for our Mentor/Mentee program! Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to be placed with a mentor/mentee this year, just be sure to sign up next time! 🙂
“Disability and Health: Understanding the Needs of Persons with Disabilities”
Thanks to everyone who tuned into this seminar from Rebecca Tanner, Research Administrator of the Department of Health Services Research and Policy.
We hope you enjoyed these spectacular events: An Artist with ALS, Asia-A Film Screening, and Exploring Counter Narratives of Disability through Storytelling. So much talent was displayed this week!
Thank you to everyone who came out to get CPR certified! We appreciate your dedication to learning how to save a life!
Finalist Presentations on Aging Research
Thank you to everyone who came to see these presentations! We hope you learned a lot about this important phase of the lifespan.
What to Look for in a Job
A huge thank you to the OTs from UF Health Jacksonville for teaching us about how to prepare for interviews, what to look for in a job, and what their jobs are like at their facility. Thank you to everyone who came out for the presentation! We hope you feel more prepared for your future as an OT!
COTAD Chipotle Social
Thank you to everyone who came out to this social! We hope you learned a lot about COTAD and what this organization does!
PHHP Research Day
We hope you enjoyed checking out what your peers have been working on and learning about interesting findings in the health field!
Sandra Edwards Colloquium
Thank you to everyone who came out to this event! We dove deeper into the field of OT! There were speakers, breakout sessions, and a poster session. This year’s Theme was “Environmental Adaptation and Participation: Occupational Therapy and Dentistry Best Practices and Best Evidence.” We hope you learned a lot about your future profession!
PHHP Diversity Day
Thank you to everyone who came out to the PHHP Diversity Day! We hope you learned more about inclusion and the beauty in our diverse world!
Resume/Personal Statement Workshop
Thank you to everyone who came out to this workshop! Resumes and personal statements show graduate programs and employers who you are as a person and OT and allow you to showcase yourself. We hope you learned more about these documents and how to improve yours.
Thank you to everyone who presented at FOTA! We hope you had a memorable experience and learned a lot about OT!
Health Care Conference
Thank you to everyone who attended this event! We hope you learned more about OT and how we work as a team with other health professionals!
BHS Information Session
Thank you to everyone who came out to this event! We hope you learned more about UF’s Bachelor of Health Science program and are excited to grow as a future health professional!
Lunch & Learn
Sharon Rosenberg, co-coordinator of Government Affairs for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, gave a talk about the mini-Hill day that took place in October and the importance of advocating for OT in government issues. We hope you enjoyed it and learned more about our future profession!
Beyond the Swamp Fair: Graduate and Professional School Fair
Thank you to everyone who came out! We hope you gathered lots of information about professional programs at other schools.
Thank you to everyone who came to this event to learn about this wonderful resource and how it can benefit your professional networking, and thank you to Rachel Koepsel for presenting!
Thank you to everyone who came out to get their headshots! This will help you in networking and presenting yourself to the professional world.
OTPF Feedback Review
Thank you to everyone who came to this event. We hope you learned more about the proposed changes to the current OTPF and enjoyed having the opportunity to provide feedback to make the OTPF 4th edition the most accessible version to date.
Thank you to everyone who came to the activity analysis! We hope you learned to consider the various factors that affect daily activities and enjoyed doing the analysis.
Graduate Student Panel
Thank you to everyone who came out to our graduate student panel! We hope you learned more about the application process, taking the GRE, and what graduate school is actually like! We appreciate all the students who offered their advice, and we send a huge thank you to Dr. Myers, UF’s OTD Program Director, for taking the time to Zoom call us and give us her input. Good luck to all our members who are applying to grad school!
National Backpack Awareness Day
September 18th is National Backpack Awareness Day! Did you know your backpack should only be 10% of your body weight? Most people are carrying backpacks that are way too heavy. Thank you to all the students who came out to weigh their backpacks today! We hope you learned a little more about this healthy habit!