Intercession Coming to an End

With just a week left of winter break it’s time to start thinking about preparing for spring semester.  Upon completion of my fieldwork, I am required to submit a journal of my experience.  While writing my entries and reflecting on the two weeks I spent observing a pediatric OT, I realized how much I actually learned from the experience.

Overall, it was so positive and educational for me.  Being able to work with an OT first hand and interact with her and her clients was such a great way to gain new information and help me to move forward on my journey toward becoming an occupational therapist.

Now that my fieldwork is over, it’s time to start getting ready for my spring semester classes.  For those students who may not have a ride back to school and need to take a bus service, the University Public Safety Department offers a free escort service from the bus station to campus.  This is a great help for students who may have a lot of luggage and are unable to carry it all from the station to their dorm.  The service is free and will be available from 3pm-midnight on Tuesday, January 29.

Here’s a link that includes more information:

Other things to keep in mind as the spring semesters approaches:

-Make sure to double check your schedule before the first day of class, Wednesday January 30.  Classroom numbers and buildings may have changed from when you first registered.

-You have until Tuesday, February 5 to add or drop any classes to your schedule online.  After this date, all class changes must be done through your advising center until March 1.

-Make sure all of your textbooks and school supplies are ordered.  The University offers a rental option for books that you may not need in the future.  Consider this option to help save yourself some money.  You may also opt to pick your textbooks up in the school store to save money on shipping.

Here’s a link for the school bookstore that will tell you all required books needed for your courses:

Enjoy the rest of your break!



Ms. Kara R. DeRosa

Hi everyone. My name is Kara DeRosa and I am from Staten Island, NY. Currently, I am in my 5th year as a University of Scranton student in the Occupational Therapy Master's Graduate program. As an undergrad, I was actively involved in the Student Occupational Therapy Association and still currently help out with events as needed. I also participate in intramural sports, as well as various community service events and research groups with OT faculty. I lived on-campus my first 3 years as a student but now live in an off-campus apartment. My younger sister also attends the University of Scranton and is a junior nursing major. Please feel free to comment on my posts with any questions you may have or if you are interested in getting more information about anything! Happy reading :)

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