Olivia Miller

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Olivia Miller

Internship course
Kinesiology - Pre-therapy and allied health, BS
Intern site name
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Old Mill Center for Children and Families

What inspired or interested you about your field of study? And why did you choose OSU/the college?  

I have always been interested in the medical field - figuring out why people move and work the way they do is so fascinating! Occupational therapy specifically allows me to do something different every day and drives me to be creative, which I love.  

I chose OSU because I knew the kinesiology program was robust with so many classes that interested me, plus it is an in-state school. 

What are you doing in your internship? 

I am shadowing an occupational therapist at Old Mill Center. I observe the therapy sessions and learn and ask questions about their techniques and patients. I have also been given the opportunity to get some hands-on experience planning and executing activities with the kids there. 

What do you see as the greatest value of your internship?  

Networking, networking, networking! Because of these internship opportunities I have built relationships with therapists and have been able to reach out to them for advice about entering the OT field, graduate school, and other shadowing and learning opportunities. It has really solidified my future aspirations and I have been able to learn so much about the field from the professionals I've shadowed.  

What are your post-college plans? 

I am hoping to get my doctorate in occupational therapy. I'm finishing up my graduate school applications right now! 

What do you think of your experience at OSU? Any stand-out experiences? 

I have loved my experience in the College of Health. There's a huge network of advisors and professors that you can reach out to for help. The internships I've done are certainly stand-out experiences for me. I have also loved being a teaching assistant for Anatomy and Physiology, and PTAH club vice president.