• Jared Eickhoff

    Jared Eickhoff

    Class of 2016
    Paynesville, MN
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jared's Bio:
    I graduated from CSS with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Now I'm in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here. I love the active environment this school has, which makes for a great experience especially in a major like my own. Coming to this school has been one of the best decisions of my life. Not only is the school a perfect fit, the city of Duluth is so active and alive all the time, which made the selection of St. Scholastica even easier. I have made so many amazing experiences here that I cannot imagine going to any other school.

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

Professionalism in Graduate School

Being a 2nd year in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program (DPT) means there is only one semester of didactic coursework left before the final year, which happens to be all clinical internships. What this means is that my classmates and I have to start reflecting on what it truly means to be a professional in the work setting, and how we can apply that on our terminal internships. As with many graduate programs, we are required to do a professional portfolio project that guides us along the path of readiness in the workplace. A big part of this project is how we address the ten professional behaviors laid out by our program. For each behavior, we have to find an “artifact” that demonstrates how we have accomplished set standards for each behavior. The ten behaviors are: communication, critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal skills, effective use of time and resources, stress management, responsibility, professionalism, use of constructive feedback and commitment to learning.

So, even though we are in graduate school, many of use find that projects like this get pushed to the backburner throughout the semester as exams, clinic, other projects and practicals take first priority. To make a long story even longer, I find myself here at home on Thanksgiving break trying to catch up on this project, which is conveniently due this coming Tuesday. Thankfully, I have most of the other required parts of this portfolio done. The life of a grad student, honestly not much different than an undergraduate student, just more intense and a heck of a lot more is expected out of you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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