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Old 29-04-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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How to be admitted into SIT Occupational Therapy

Hi, if you want to be an OT student at SIT, but missed this year's application because you were not shortlisted, this message is for you.

I applied in 2017 but did not get into it too, but after working at a hospital, I used my relevant experience to qualify for the course.

Now the reason I'm putting this here for the world to see is because now that I am leaving my workplace to begin the course in September, I need someone whom I can pass the baton to. That person will need to want to be an OT, and therefore will go the extra mile to learn all he/she can to benefit himself/herself, and subsequently, the hospital. I have been passionate about what I have done at this job, and leaving this place might cripple some of the workflow. I'm somewhat guilty for leaving the place that has provided me the means to continue my education, and therefore I'm looking for possible candidates to take over my work.

I cannot guarantee you success, but I can guarantee you that if you are willing to be humble enough to serve, you can learn so much about Occupational Therapy, because I know I did. There are people who can teach you what you need to know to ace the applications.

This is for those who are absolutely sure this is the path you want. If this is you, I can help recommend you for the job so that the HR processing is faster, and we waste no time.

If this message speaks to you and stirs up hope to continue, please PM me directly and I'll be happy to share more details with you.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:03 AM   #2
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Much Respect to you my Friend,ur passion to help patients had paid off.now ur taking a step further to help and motivate others.you are truly inspiring👍👍👍
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:20 PM   #3
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Giving people false hope.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:05 PM   #4
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Giving people false hope.
I really hope I don't, like I said, I will not guarantee success, but I can assure you that you can learn a lot and that can help your applications.
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Old 23-05-2018, 03:24 PM   #5
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Hi there I am unable to PM as I am new to this forum. I know of someone who needs this and is very much deserving.Is the offer still available?
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Old 23-05-2018, 11:02 PM   #6
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Hi there I am unable to PM as I am new to this forum. I know of someone who needs this and is very much deserving.Is the offer still available?
Post is always open, but do PM when you can so I can contact whoever needs to be contacted
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Old 23-05-2018, 11:13 PM   #7
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If only you posted this few years ago... Too late for me now =/
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:30 PM   #8
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Post is always open, but do PM when you can so I can contact whoever needs to be contacted
Hi is the position still available?(: I'm unable to private message you..
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:47 AM   #9
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Hi is the position still available?(: I'm unable to private message you..
Hi, my exact position has been taken. But that doesn't mean you can't join. Then that'll be up to you to forge your own path because I won't be able to hand over my tasks to you, and it'll be up to the management where they wish to place you. Do you have an email I can contact you via?
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Old 17-07-2018, 10:16 PM   #10
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Update: Thanks for all the correspondence! Some people from this forum have already gotten jobs where I am at, but I realise that we can make this place better with more like-minded people, with more people that believe in OT.

So even though my position is filled, I'd still like to extend an invitation to everyone, who believes that you want to be an OT and are willing to work hard for that future, to come and join. PM me if you want in on this!
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:30 PM   #11
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Pathing my own way to get into SIT OT

Hi, if you want to be an OT student at SIT, but missed this year's application because you were not shortlisted, this message is for you.

I applied in 2017 but did not get into it too, but after working at a hospital, I used my relevant experience to qualify for the course.

Now the reason I'm putting this here for the world to see is because now that I am leaving my workplace to begin the course in September, I need someone whom I can pass the baton to. That person will need to want to be an OT, and therefore will go the extra mile to learn all he/she can to benefit himself/herself, and subsequently, the hospital. I have been passionate about what I have done at this job, and leaving this place might cripple some of the workflow. I'm somewhat guilty for leaving the place that has provided me the means to continue my education, and therefore I'm looking for possible candidates to take over my work.

I cannot guarantee you success, but I can guarantee you that if you are willing to be humble enough to serve, you can learn so much about Occupational Therapy, because I know I did. There are people who can teach you what you need to know to ace the applications.

This is for those who are absolutely sure this is the path you want. If this is you, I can help recommend you for the job so that the HR processing is faster, and we waste no time.

If this message speaks to you and stirs up hope to continue, please PM me directly and I'll be happy to share more details with you.
Hello. I am very relieved to hear that there are some people out there that are able to get in after working in relevant field. I just graduated from poly this year with a GPA of 3.09 and i was rejected for this year's intake. Hence i decided to take a gap year. Now, i am studying in HMI Institute of Health Sciences (Therapy) to be a certified therapy assistant. From there n-wards, i would be working in hospital under therapists and plan to apply again next year. However, the lecturers here have been very dis-encouraging, because only few managed to get in. Based on statistics, only 2 students with GPA 3.5 and above with Diploma in Sport Sciences managed to get in after 2 tries. (Worked for 2 years) May I know how long did it take (how many years you worked) you to get accepted for an interview? And, was there any special thing you did that increased your chances for an interview? Would love to know more about your journey! Thank you so much in advance (:
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:22 PM   #12
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Hi, I am keen to pursue my career on occupational therapist as I have read alot about it and also since my mum was admitted in the hospital she helped me to find out abit more by speaking to the occcupational therapist. I am aware that SIT offers a degree in OT, and I am extremely keen to go for it, but eventhough my gpa is not out yet I don't think my culmutive GPA will be sufficient enough to get into SIT, Since you have worked as an OT, I would be glad to talk to you to find out more about OT as well as your admission into SIT, I look forward to your email adress particulars so as to pm u, Thank you
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Old 29-08-2018, 10:37 PM   #13
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Update: Thanks for all the correspondence! Some people from this forum have already gotten jobs where I am at, but I realise that we can make this place better with more like-minded people, with more people that believe in OT.

So even though my position is filled, I'd still like to extend an invitation to everyone, who believes that you want to be an OT and are willing to work hard for that future, to come and join. PM me if you want in on this!

Hello otstudent, do you mind sharing your email so i can contact you? I am a student who is currently not studying ot, but would very much like to in the future.
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Old 20-09-2018, 12:46 PM   #14
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Hi, I am keen to pursue my career on occupational therapist as I have read alot about it and also since my mum was admitted in the hospital she helped me to find out abit more by speaking to the occcupational therapist. I am aware that SIT offers a degree in OT, and I am extremely keen to go for it, but eventhough my gpa is not out yet I don't think my culmutive GPA will be sufficient enough to get into SIT, Since you have worked as an OT, I would be glad to talk to you to find out more about OT as well as your admission into SIT, I look forward to your email adress particulars so as to pm u, Thank you

I think I'll speak for all, for those asking for my email, instead of answering individually, I'll speak here.

Before you choose what you want to do, firstly ask yourself why this is good for you, why do you want to be an OT? And teh second question is, why are you good to be an OT, or why should you be an OT? I'm currently learning this is what it means to be Occupationally Fit. Haha, that's OT theory for you.

Get to know the profession better, not the school you want to go to. As an OT student, we are told to anchor ourselves to why we are here, is it because we want the title of a medical professional, or do we want to be a good person to help others, or we do this for the relationships we forge with our patients? Have your own philosophy and chase the passion, don't chase the degree.

With regards to GPA, just know that GPA is just one small part of the admissions. If your GPA is small, get something else that speaks bigger. This isn't just about having job experience, job experience means nothing if you learn nothing. You must show that you have the PERSONALITY and the PASSION and the SKILLS for this. Seek out tasks to do, like volunteer weekly at a nursing home, go learn how to communicate with people with disabilities, learn sign language, help your community write letters at MPS, do everything you can to chase what you want.

Also, age is not a problem for admission, there are people in late 40s who are year 1s. That's okay, it's tough, but no one will stop you from trying to be an OT just by your age.

If you have a passion in people, and you recognise that OT is just but a means to an end, go all out for it.

If anyone has anymore questions, just speak here or PM me if you can. Thanks, all the best!
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:35 PM   #15
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Hello, may I ask you a few questions. I have just graduated from poly this year with gpa 3.9+. I am intending to take a gap year to work as a therapy assistant before enrolling into sit occupational therapy.
May I know how long did it take you to get accepted for an interview and why inspire you to do OT? Would love to know more about your journey(: thank you for sharing.
Hello friend. That GPA is already going to open many doors for you, but do note that grades alone won't get you in, for I know also of a few high flying academics who did not get in! So I'm glad you're going the extra mile to get that extra bit of experience, every bit helps.

How long it took me to get an interview? If you're counting from the time I first got rejected, I suppose that would be one year? Or if you're asking from the second time I applied, I was invited for the interview in one of the last few slots for the MMI because I applied quite late (was busy trying to make sure my application was spotless), that waiting period was quite nerve wrecking while I fretted if I fell through the cracks again, so do yourself a favour and apply as early as you can.

My inspiration for OT is constantly evolving, from being a wannabe, to being a TA, and now being an OT student. Initially, I just didn't like what I was doing prior and I wanted something that I could enjoy, and I like interacting with people. And when I finally get into the job, I see that OT does so much good for people, to incorporate the biopsychosocial needs of people, and communion with full fledged OTs and the heart they give. And now as an OT student, where I'm learning the mechanisms of what OT really is, which I had a very small view of before. My inspiration is the wonder I see in this profession, and for the things that I can do for others. It's a beautiful vocation, and I love it.

Just wanna encourage you for wanting to take a job, because that's not the norm for the young, some even find it embarrassing (I know I did). I'd suggest you find a TA job in the community sector, not the acute (not stopping you if you want to though) because I feel the community is where the OT can truly manifest. All the best!
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