Charity Mack 

Charity graduated from the EMU OT Program in 2019.  She is currently an acute care occupational therapist.

 "Eastern Michigan's occupational therapy program gave me the confidence I needed as a new graduate to practice in a multitude of settings within our chosen field. The learner-center approach allows students to be active agents in facilitating life-long learning, and independent problem-solving skills.  Eastern Michigan University OT program prepares its students to become leaders who contribute to the profession, while serving people across the lifespan through therapeutic practice."



Jacob Heppe 

 Jacob graduated from the EMU OT Program in 2019. He currently works in the Special Education Department in the Ionia County ISD.

"The program taught me how to be open minded and authentic when dealing with varying degrees of disabilities and diagnoses.  The greatest thing I would say that  have taken away from my time in the EMU OT program is to look at the whole picture of a person's life when you are working with them."

"You will be joining a program that gives you as much as you want out of it.  The professors help and assist anyone and everyone as much as they can. If you want to put in the work and dedication to be a successful OT student/practitioner, they will match you 110%.  You will come to know and rely on your classmates for information in all classes and develop relationships you will be able to rely upon for the rest of your life."

Amanda Simon 

 Amanda graduated from the EMU OT program in 2020.  She is currently the Health and Wellness Coordinator in Birmingham Public Schools. 

"While I consider myself a new grad, having only been in the field for about a year, I feel that my experiences in the OT program at EMU have allowed me to hit the ground running. Something I found to be impactful in my time as a student was the emphasis on using our personal strengths to compliment and shape our growth as future practitioners. I knew from my clinical experiences that while I enjoyed working with individual clients, I was really interested in population level health and intervention.  I have been able to use my OT skills including analytical thinking, critical observation, interpersonal skills, and creative problem-solving to assist in the distric COVID-19 response and assist in developing new health and wellness initiatives and programming.  Without the support of the EMU OT program, I likely would not have considered venturing into and exploring this space."

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