If the Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy field has ever interested you, there is a way to find out if it's a good fit.
The Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy Club at Auburn University was created by students who wanted to gain more information about their career path and make lasting relationships with other students moving in their same direction.
PTOTC is designed to guide, update, and encourage students during their college career, to better prepare them for entering the next step.
The club is open to anyone interested in physical therapy or occupational therapy.
The executive officers of PTOTC focus on keeping all information relevant and timely for the other club members.
"We try to invite as many guest speakers as we can," said Sara Sellers, president of PTOTC. "The professionals we ask to speak seem to generate the most helpful tips that we can share."
Guest speakers tend to be from physical therapy and/or occupational therapy graduate schools that students are interested in attending after Auburn. Not only do they discuss what their school is like, but beneficial information about the requirements and expectations each school has.
"We want to help students understand the in-depth application process," said Sellers. "We go through the application process several times. It is an extremely stressful and time consuming process that we feel students need to be fully prepared for."
PTOTC brings in professionals from the area to discuss their jobs and what students should expect when entering the workforce. Many of the professionals invite students to shadow and get volunteer hours at their clinic or facility. This is an important aspect for students applying for graduate school.
The club also helps students set up mock interviews for their graduate school interviews, as well as preparing them with possible application and interview questions. Because this field is growing so rapidly, the club strives to give Auburn students the advantage by keeping them informed and prepared for enterinf the interview process.
If PTOTC is something that interests you, contact Sara Sellers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their meeting next Monday (Feb. 13th) at 7 p.m. in the Science Center Classroom 115.