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2017

20

Mar

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Other Side: Beating Burnout

One of the most challenging aspects of being a fieldwork student or unpaid intern is the continuous pressure to be “proving yourself.” I found that during my level 2 fieldwork experiences, I would constantly be pushing myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. I wanted to prove to my clinical instructors and other members of the staff […]

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10

Mar

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My First Occupational Therapy Doctorate Fieldwork Experience

My classmates and I have begun our first Level 1 occupational therapy fieldwork experiences. In our occupational therapy doctorate program (OTD), we have to go through three “Level I” placements and two “Level II” placements prior to completing the program. We are on our first psychosocial rotations and have been placed at some of our […]

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28

Feb

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White Snake: (One of) My Last Shows at Gannon

I cannot say this is my last show at Gannon as a student as I will be here for an extra semester, but this is one of them (depending on how hectic student teaching is). This semester, I was an acolyte and in the ensemble for Mary Zimmerman’s “White Snake.” This was the show where my […]

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27

Feb

Empathy-Sympathy

Empathy and Sympathy: What Exactly is the Difference ?

Not only in the healthcare profession is it important to know the difference between empathy and sympathy and when to use them, but it’s  also beneficial to know the differences while engaging in everyday conversations. First, it can be useful to know the definitions of both words, before placing them into any sort of context. The […]

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18

Feb

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Gannon Student Receives Irish Government Scholarship to Study Abroad

Senior Jenna Sulecki not only received a Government of Ireland Scholarship and living stipend to spend the academic year at partner institution Mary Immaculate College, but she is also directing their musical this semester! We are so impressed with and proud of all of Jenna’s accomplishments! We will be catching up with her in Ireland in a […]

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10

Feb

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The Education Resource Room

One thing I really like about being an education major here at Gannon is that you have the opportunity to begin fieldwork as early as your freshman year. In fact, Gannon requires me to have more field work hours than the Pennsylvania Department of Education does so I am more prepared for student teaching and […]

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08

Feb

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Battle of the Books

What does the phrase “battle of the books” mean to you? If you envisioned something resembling a snowball fight, but with literature as a substitute projectile, you may be disappointed. It is actually more like a quiz bowl for local middle and high school students. On March 3rd, Gannon will be hosting the Battle of […]

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07

Feb

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5 Reasons to Attend AOTA’s Centennial Conference (With Helpful Tips!)

The American Occupational Therapy Association is holding its annual conference in Philadelphia this year! This will be my first time attending a conference and what better year to be a newbie than at the centennial celebration! My classmates and I are extremely excited to get to experience all things OT-related and to get to connect […]

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03

Feb

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An Introduction to the MAT Program at Ruskin

As you may have heard by now, Gannon has introduced a new Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program which is available to students at both the main (Erie) and Ruskin campuses. The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the growing field of Athletic Training. To better introduce students to the Master of […]

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27

Jan

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Study Abroad: Living the Dream…And Finding the Dream Job!

How to spin your international experiences into career opportunities…. At Gannon University, we offer long and short term study abroad opportunities. For a semester or summer abroad, Gannon has partner universities in nine countries with affiliates worldwide. If you can’t fit a whole semester into your schedule, then GIFT (faculty-led travel) Courses are another way […]

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