A little about me: I am a second-year graduate student in speech-language pathology. I graduate in May at which time I will begin my CFY. I have experienced the interviewing process as well as applying for jobs. It's very strange to soon be out in the "real world". I've been in school for as long as I can remember, so I can't imagine what it will be like to be working a full-time job instead of going to school full-time. I've been told a full-time job is easier than going to school for full-time, but I don't know if that's true. I am very nervous about the future, and while I know I have learned a lot in my graduate program, I feel completely unprepared for the next step.
Why did I decide to blog? Well, I love to read about other people's experiences in the SLP field and get ideas about treatment activities. Since I have come up with so many ideas, I figure this is the best place to sort through everything. Who knows? Maybe someone else will find my ideas/thoughts useful!
What is the purpose of this blog? I plan to write about the end of my graduate school experience, applying for jobs, interviewing, and beginning my CFY. This is a hard time that all SLPs go through, so I hope I can help others who are in the same position as me.
Please feel free to send me any comments or questions. I don't know everything, but I do have a lot of resources at my disposal. Thank you for reading this blog!
Future topics I would like to blog about (this list is mostly for me):
- Interviewing/resume building
- Favorite school-based activities/games
- Specific topics: phonology, artic, language, fluency, CAS, and the activities that work well for each topic
- Preparing for the PRAXIS and other final exams
- Graduation and next steps
- Weekly Pinterest favorites - starting Friday, March 9
- Favorite products from various catalogs - esp. SuperDuper and LinguiSystems