Use your own words to create a personal essay that responds to the question below.
Your personal essay should address why you selected OT as a career and how an Occupational Therapy degree relates to your immediate and long term professional goals. Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you to achieve your goals.
Do NOT make your essay program specific as the same essay will be sent to each program that you applied to.
You are encouraged to compose your essay in a text-only word processor (e.g., Notepad), review your essay for errors, then cut and paste the final version into the text box above. Click the Save button and then return to the Personal Essay to review the formatting of your text. You are limited to approximately 1 page (7500 characters, including spaces). Some formatting characters used in programs like Word (angled quotes, accents, special characters) will not display properly. Take care to review your final text and to make the necessary corrections to the format. Some formatting characters used in programs like Word (angled quotes, accents, special characters, bold, underline or italics) will not display properly. You can NOT make any edits to your personal statement after you have e-submitted your completed application to OTCAS. OTCAS does not review your essay response for grammar or content.