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    United states
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Speech path

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  1. It all really depends on where you are interested in looking. I've heard that it's best to just ask various hospitals/clinics if they are willing to hire cfy slps when the time comes. I met a cfy slp at an outpatient rehab center and she told me she got the position after meeting an administrator at a presentation and she went to a program more focused on school therapy. Some cfy positions you have to apply for like grad school, but those are super competitive and require things like recommendation letters, statement of purpose, etc. Once you start a program you can speak with profe
  2. Hi! I'd say it doesn't matter what school you go to. I would think the best way to work in the medical field is to secure a CF position in whatever setting you would like to continue, which I do not think is impacted by the school you attend. What do you mean by medical; outpatient or inpatient, or SNF? Snf positions are not too difficult to obtain. Outpatient is a little harder. Inpatient is more difficult to break into because its mostly slps with experience treating medically fragile patients. Usually by having worked per diem in the hospital they are able to get a full time position.
  3. I'd think any second language would be a plus! That said, I think it's only beneficial if you demonstrate you have proficient or better abilities in that language. When applying, I had a minor in Spanish that very few people seemed to care about. Once I added that I worked at a Spanish summer camp, I got A LOT of interest. Demonstrating your use of the language, I think, will give you WAY more of an edge.
  4. HI Chloslp! My grad program has 7 classes the first semester. Right now I have 2 somewhat flexible jobs that I work 30 hours a week. That time is totally devoted to work so I don't have time to study or do assignments then. And I'm actually doing pretty well in class. I'd suggest finding something that is not super involved. There's a girl in my program that works 30 hours a week at a development rec center. So she basically has 30 hours to study and do hw. I think that would be the ideal. As mentioned, it's definitely possible!
  5. http://www.slpovercoffee.com/single-post/2017/04/16/SLP-on-the-Move
  6. Ive seen a lot of people say the saame thing! I'm not in grad school yet, but have heard about working in hospitals from professors, post grad students and grad students. At least in my area, most schools have affiliations with several facilities in each setting. So those settings regularly provide supervisors for students on their externship. So if you are looking at hospitals within drving distance of a university, they probably have a contract with that hospital for externships. My school said students can select a facility they want anywhere, but that doesn't mean said facility will have
  7. Like already mentioned, I'd definitely suggest the Princeton review book. Registering the book online gives you two real tests. They score the entire thing, including the essays with feedback! Their tests, imo, were exactly like the actual gre.
  8. Will the schools you apply to use CSDCAS? If so they also calculate your GPA overall and last 60 credits. CSDCAS uses all grades from all institutions you have attended. For that reason it is really important to do well in any other classes.
  9. HI Chloslp I think many schools do it differently. At mine they sent out acceptances, then a week later they sent out GA offers. They don't have applications in my slp dept, because they decide based off of your graduate application. The award includes reduced tuition and a weekly stipend. Hourly, I'll be paid less than a graduate student worker who does not receive a tuition reduction. I don't think it hurts to inquire about possible opportunities. If that department has nothing left they may direct you to where you can find more positions.
  10. To anyone still waiting, I left an earlier comment stating that the program rep said everyone would know by the end of march. I found out last week that wasn't entirely true. Their program rep said things are different this year so between now and April 15 is when everyone should have heard. I decided to cancel my application to that school after getting the run around from them. But if you are still waiting on Montclair their is still hope!
  11. I have never thought about that. I like people so I never wanted a job in a cubicle. As to how I picked speech path: I had no other options but to attend a university 10 minutes from my house. My parents are both blue collar workers and basically said pick a major from the ones listed on the school website. I picked speech path because it didn't require a science lab. I ended up liking it and sticking with it.
  12. Thank you for the advice it makes a lot of sense. And I love your profile pic!
  13. I keep hearing from many people that grad school is A LOT of work. At one school I've been offered a part time (10 hour) GA position in the department and another part time in a separate but related dept. My question is should I accept just one because of the work load in grad school? Or could I maintain my sanity while working both for a total of 20 hours a week?
  14. I would say program accreditation and cost should be most important. While interests are important, every program comes equipped with many of the same courses that would allow for a person to get a very general knowledge of the field. Whatever your interests are, I think most programs have at least 1 class pertaining to it. I don't know if most slp jobs require specialization. I think it's usually just if you passed the praxis and have work experience. Other things that I think are important to think about are the type of faculty. Do they have separate clinical and teaching faculty? If s
  15. I received a schedule from one of my programs. I have Friday off entirely. Every class is only once a week for about an 1 hour and 50 minutes. Monday Wednesday and Thursday I have 2 classes. Tuesday I have 1. They are all after 12.
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