Applications and admission to Graduate school in Speech Language Pathology is no joke. It is a most competitive field (Read: I don’t think people know how much training goes into what we do!) and while people pose questions like What are the least competitive Grad programs, for some students it’s just about the opportunity to set their career in motion. An undergraduate degree in this major will not get you very far, a Masters degree is necessary to be licensed and practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in most states.
This is the time for Wait Lists, Acceptance correspondence and the big R word.
For any hopeful #SLPeeps out there who are still waiting for good news, remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Rejection is not the FINAL word. It does not mean you’re a loser, or that you are not meant for this field. IT just means your story varies a little bit from others. Be encouraged, and keep pushing for your passion.
I was there once,
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Keep hope alive!
Experiencing Haiti two weeks ago was another reminder of the joy that is available in the simple things.
With no televisions, Wii’s, and very fickle Wi-fi the group quickly took to nightly card games, board games and friendly banter. And when the power went out because we were running too much voltage in the compound we went to the open-air lounge and continued talking (in hushed voices) through the night.
Although according to our American standards and luxuries, Haiti is a “third-world country” it is ironic how with our luxuries, freedoms, access to goods and services, and consumer-driven economy people are not happier in America. We enjoy being a “First world” country but what about quality of life? What about happiness? What about satisfaction? I didn’t feel a weighty, emotional toll when I visited Haiti because everyone I came in contact with had a bright-white smile on their face, the children possessed an eagerness to learn, and the young adults held on to hope that education would take them wherever they could dream– with the understanding that they will have to leave Haiti to “make it.”
I saw people going on about their business (no matter how big or small) in a country that is under-served and almost invisible to the rest of the Americas.
“Poor” is relative. Poor can be a physical state. Poor can also be a mental state. I don’t like using the terms first world and third world. I’d rather describe Haiti as underprivileged and underserved, but the people and indelible spirit of Haiti is undoubtedly: rich.
So as I independently learn more about Haiti and its sensitive history, I will not forget Haiti for what it has taught me; that the most important things in life, or what I really NEED cannot be purchased.
A little slice of my current world in WORDS.