Big shout out to students who volunteered and participated in Backpack Awareness Day! This was our first tabling event of the year and gained a lot of attention from the community. Our table had over 80 participants weighing in on their load, many of whom were carrying #tooheavy loads! Aside from spreading backpack safety tips, we had several students interested in Occupational Therapy, great for advocacy! Check out some members of the community hashtagging #backpackawarenessday.
A big thank you to everyone who came out two weeks ago to make this event a success! Food brings people together, and there is nothing better than having conversations while refueling on some delicious eats. We had a packed house in CCB 115 and hopefully everyone was able to meet some new people from a different cohort. Thanks to your donations, we were able to raise over $200 to be used for future SOTA events!
Keep checking back on the website for new events, and membership forms to join will be out in a few weeks!
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SOTA welcomes the new class of 2016 and welcome back to the class of 2015!
We hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing summer and a good start to the fall semester. We would like to introduce ourselves and invite you all to get involved and participate in SOTA meetings and events this year.
SOTA (The Student Occupational Therapy Association) is a non-profit, pre-professional, student-run association which aims to benefit the students in the Occupational Therapy department.
The purpose of SOTA is to raise awareness of Occupational Therapy on campus and in the community as well as to provide the students in the Occupational Therapy programs with educational opportunities through workshops and seminars. It also provides opportunities for students to form strong friendships and get information through networking with other students and faculty. It gives students the means to have group socials, engage in fun activities, and help balance the work/education, play/leisure and rest components of their lives.
This year we are focusing on building networks between the cohorts in the OT Department at SJSU as well as other programs and associations both on campus and outside of San Jose State University.
We encourage you to become members. Your membership will benefit you personally as well as your cohort. We will be conducting a membership drive in October and SOTA representatives will visit in your classes to encourage you to join.
We are looking forward to a great year together!
Asa & Barbara