Happy Halloween week!
Before I start talking about getting into the Halloween spirit, I want to talk about an event that I attended last week, the Occupational Therapy Specialty Fair. This event, held in Collegiate Hall, is a great opportunity for OT students to talk with professionals in the various fields of OT.
At the Specialty Fair, OT practioners set up tables and give presentations about the particular setting they work in, what kinds of patients they work with and what a “normal” day of work is like for them. There were presentations given by OT’s who work in the physical rehabilitation setting, mental health hospitals, home health care, pediatric settings and others. It is a great way to learn about all the different areas you can work in as an occupational therapist. As a senior OT student, I felt it helped me to narrow down where I would like to work when I graduate.
Last week, the University of Scranton Programming Board hosted one of my favorite events of the year, Midnight Madness. This is Scranton’s version of a pep rally and is a fun time for all. All of our NCAA Division III athletic teams were presented along with performances from Urban Beats, Sub-Urban Beats and the Dance Team. Students were also able to participate in fun activities including a three-point shooting contest and a pie eating contest. And of course, everyone who attended walked away with a free t-shirt!
Now, to get in the Halloween spirit, this weekend was the Safe Trick or Treat event on campus. Student volunteers bring children from the area through the dorms, stopping at each room to collect some candy. The kids have an opportunity to show off their costumes and participate in the Halloween trick-or-treat tradition, while guaranteeing their safety on Scranton’s campus. I always enjoying participating in this event because the children have such a great time and knowing that I am helping to put a smile on their face is a great feeling.
Hope you all have your costumes planned for Halloween! Enjoy the rest of your week…don’t eat too much candy 🙂