Posts Tagged ‘Graduate school’

S-STEM Scholarship Program

Monday, May 28th, 2018

There is a great opportunity for St. Scholastica students who are thinking about pursuing a STEM major. St. Scholastica offers a scholarship program called the S-STEM Scholarship that gives CSS students an additional $6,500 per year. It is more than just a scholarship, however. If you apply for and receive this scholarship, you will have access to a ton of different resources to help build your resume and help prepare you for life after college working in the STEM field. Some of the opportunities you will have access to include job fairs, seminars, workshops, employer visits, research, grad school visits, and career counseling. I have been a part of this program for the past year and it has been a great experience. I will be continuing with the program until I graduate! Typically, the program only accepts second year students and up, but this past year, they accepted freshmen students for the first time so I think it is definitely something to look into. The majors that qualify for the program are Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science and Mathematics (except for clinical fields such as pre-med). If you are interested in more information about this scholarship, here is the link on the CSS website:


Friday, April 27th, 2018

As the school year gets closer to wrapping up I have found myself taking the necessary steps to be licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Minnesota. The most recent step was getting fingerprinted at the local police department as the state requires a background check for all PT employees. The process was smooth and it was easy to complete. I’m glad my paper cut healed up quickly and didn’t mess up the prints!!


Scorebuilders PT Exam Prep Class

Friday, April 6th, 2018

In addition to the capstone/elective projects that we, the 2018 doctor of physical therapy graduating class, presented on this week to our faculty and peers, we also had two days of the Scorebuilders On-Campus Review Course. This review course was provided by the physical therapy department to assist students in study preparation and test taking skills for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). It consisted of two full days of discussion, practice questions, helpful tips and tricks, etc. to hopefully improve test scores. We focused on all the systems the exam covers: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Other Systems, and Non-Systems. We also focused on the types of mistakes including, academic, decision making, and test taking and at what level the questions were – 1, 2 or 3. All of this was to help emphasize the weaker areas so that we can put more focus on the area(s) going forward. The NPTE is the exam all physical therapists are required to pass in order to practice physical therapy. It is essentially the culmination of our three years of coursework and internship information. With less than 3 weeks before I take my exam, it was a very helpful exam prep/review session! Back to studying!


Selling Books

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

With all of my didactic school work done for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, I finally sat down and went through my grad school textbooks. Many of the books I used in my PT courses were very useful and much needed resources. However, when your girlfriend is also in the PT program, you end up with two copies of each text. Therefore, we organized what texts we wanted to keep as future resources and made a nice bundle that we plan to sell for a low price to an incoming PT student.


Why Elementary Education?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Elementary education has a lot of turn-offs for some people. These may include working with kids, a lack of patience, an absurdly low pay and lack of respect from society.