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Graduate School Personal Statement Samples, Statement of Purpose Writing and Editing, Professional Service

OT, Occupational Therapy MA

Sample 1st Paragraph, Master's Program OT

 

I was first introduced to the field of Occupational Therapy amidst the lush, tropical, southern tip of the Big Island of Hawai’i. A long, winding journey from studying Soil and Land Management in Wisconsin as an undergraduate had brought me to working at Pacific Quest, a dynamic Horticultural Therapy program for at-risk teenagers struggling with anxiety and depression. As a guide in this program, I worked on a dynamic team that showed these teenagers how the daily activities of taking care of a garden and taking care of your whole self could be powerful vehicles for achieving sustainable progress in their lives. They became students of the land and students of themselves. I came to learn that I was also a student in this process - learning about Occupational Therapy, soon coming to see it as the best investment of my gifts and talents that I could make.