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2020 UW-La Crosse Physical Therapy - Occupational Therapy Career Fair

Thursday, April 2, 2020

- CANCELLED -

Student Union (Bluffs Room - 2130)

Registration deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020

Registration will be limited to the first 40 registrants.

 

2020 Career Fair Registration

2020 Career Fair Registration Form - Available for download now

Where:

UW-La Crosse
Student Union
Bluffs Room - 2130
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
608.785.8877

Programs represented:

Physical Therapy (DPT): approx. 40 students graduating Spring 2019 and another 45 graduating Spring 2020

Occupational Therapy (MSOT): approx. 24 students graduating December 2019

Registration Fee:
The fee is $275 and includes one 2’ x 6’ table with tablecloth, internet access, one parking pass, and one lunch voucher

Registration Submission:

Fax completed forms to 608.785.8460, Attention: Pete Amann

Email completed forms as an attachment to Pete Amann at pamann@uwlax.edu

Payment Options:

Checks or money orders:
Payable to: UWL PT Student Professional Development Fund
Mail to: UWL Health Professions
1725 State St
4033 HSC
La Crosse, WI 54601

Credit card:
Please visit UWL Foundation.
Under “Area of Interest” please select “Other”, type “UWL PT Student Professional Student Development Fund” in the “Note (Optional) field, and $275 in the “Amount” field.

UWL PT Student Professional Student Development Fund
The fund is used to support students to attend professional conferences, present research at meetings, offset costs for special educational experiences, and provide other resources for their professional development. Your participation in this event makes these opportunities possible!

Occupational Therapy Student Scholarship Fund
This fund supports several scholarships that are awarded to students prior to internships to help defray the extra costs associated with travel and moving for internships.   


Schedule of events:

11:30 Display set-up and lunch (students available to assist in unloading and setting up)

1:00 Career fair begins

1:15 Resume consultations and mock interviews begin

4:00 Career fair concludes (students available to assist in tearing down and loading)

Resume consultation:
Employers are invited to consult with students to critique students’ resumes from your unique perspective. Designated times will be assigned to students and employers for this purpose. This activity will be conducted in the exhibit area. Please indicate your desire to participate by checking the box on the registration form.


Practice interviews:
Students are invited to practice their interviewing skills and seek advice from employers during practice interviews. Designated times will be assigned to students and employers for this purpose. This activity will be conducted in the exhibit area. Please indicate your desire to participate in this activity by checking the box on the registration form.

Door Prizes:
A special table will be available for prizes. Thank you!

Directions:
The new Student Union is located on East Ave. between Farwell St. and Badger St.
UWL Campus Map

Parking:
A parking pass will be sent via email approx. one week prior to the event. Passes are good for the C-2 commuter parking lot. To avoid a parking ticket please properly display your parking pass per the instructions included on the pass.

Lodging:
Accommodations may be found at the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Package handling and advanced mailing:
Please allow ample time for mailing. Exhibit materials may be sent in advance to: 

UWL Health Professions
1725 State Street
4033 HSC
La Crosse, WI 54601

Questions may be directed to Pete Amann at pamann@uwlax.edu

Health Professions kudos

Michael Schiller, Amanda Smith, Thomas Almonroeder, Christopher Durall, Thomas Kernozek and Drew Rutherford

Michael Schiller and Amanda Smith, both Physical Therapy; and Thomas Almonroeder, Christopher Durall, Thomas Kernozek and Drew Rutherford, all Health Professions; co-authored the article "Real-time visual feedback reduces patellofemoral joint forces during squatting in individuals with patellofemoral pain" in Clinical Biomechanics published on May 25 by Elsevier. Research collaboration between the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) and the UWL Student Health Center

Submitted on: May 26

Erin McCann

Erin McCann, Health Professions, received the award for Post Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University. Dr. McCann's capstone studies were focused on the use of simulation for building clinical reasoning skills in occupational therapy students, which she has incorporated into her courses and will continue to be used in the Occupational Therapy curriculum. Congratulations Dr. McCann!

Submitted on: May 19

Thomas Almonroeder

Thomas Almonroeder, Health Professions, co-authored the article "Examining the Influence of Attentional Focus on the Effects of a Neuromuscular Training Program in Male Athletes" in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and was accepted for publication by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.

Submitted on: April 22

Becky Heinert, Nate Vannatta and Thomas Kernozek

Becky Heinert, BS and MS in Physical Therapy; Nate Vannatta, Doctorate in Physical Therapy; and Thomas Kernozek, Health Professions; co-authored the article "Biomechanical risk factors for running-related injury differ by sample population: A systematic review and meta-analysis" in Clinical Biomechanics published on April 1 by Elsevier. Nate and Becky are both UWL graduates and research collaborators with the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) in the Health Science Center. Nate and Becky work for Gundersen Health System and are partially supported for their research efforts by the Gundersen Medical Foundation.

Submitted on: April 7

Ingrid Van Duyne

Ingrid Van Duyne, Health Professions, authored the article "Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, but Words Will Absolutely Hurt Me: The "T" Word" in The Journal of Life Care Planner published on March 18 by Elliott & Fitzpatrick, Inc. Abstract/ This qualitative article discusses the issues related to the legal system, the healthcare system, insurance processes, and the political systems that people who are transgender must navigate for services on a regular basis. To assist in understanding and educating health professionals, I have interviewed a person who identifies as transgender and who has had to deal with these varied systems and processes for more than a decade. The person that I have interviewed transitioned while in Texas, but since has lived in many different cities and states. They have accessed or attempted to access these many systems alone and in conjunction with healthcare professionals. The use of the phenomenological approach brings forth the many frustrations, disrespects, and denial of basic Human Rights that are transgender person must deal with on a regular basis. Although the culture of Western society appears to be shifting towards more of an acceptance, the discrimination and issues remain. Healthcare professionals who are working for provision of care for this unique population must educate themselves and be aware of the barriers if they hope to provide services and best outcomes.

Submitted on: Mar. 19