Bronco Spotlight: Laura King

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Master of Science in occupational therapy, 2017; Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services, 2015

Current Job Title:

Occupational Therapist 

Current Employer:

CHI St. Joseph 

Describe your current job:

I currently work in a hospital as an Occupational Therapist. I interact with lots of patients during my day with a variety of ages and diagnoses. I help people be as independent as they can be while they are in the hospital and help with their recovery so they can return home safely. 

What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is making patients feel good about themselves and seeing their progress. The hardest part of my job is that I don't get to follow up with my patients’ progress once they leave the hospital. 

If you had a campus job or internship, how did they impact your career development? 

I worked as a Resident Assistant during my second year at WMU. This was the most valuable job I had while in college because it taught me how to work well with all types of people and how to think fast on my feet and adapt to new situations. 

What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college? 

NEVER GIVE UP! Programs in the health field can be very competitive and hard to get into. Keep working hard and it will all pay off in the end! 

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