Two family friends of mine are occupational therapists and they have been trying to convince me that their career is something I should do now for YEARS. But obviously because my mum thought it was a good idea I’ve kind of avoided the topic and not given it any thought.
BUT upon further research it sounds pretty interesting and there is a masters course at Leeds Met, convenient seeing as I live near Leeds. So i’m heading to the open day a week on Tuesday and I might actually have something to work towards if all goes well. PLUS, OT course are funded by the NHS, which is a major bonus.
Although, I’ve heard the course is pretty hard to get onto so i’m going to have to do tonnes of preparation and get some work experience/shadowing done.
If all goes well I might get out of the rut I’ve been stuck in in regards to my future. Yay me!
It would also mean that I could finally narrow down a choice for my dissertation seeing as if I did something that linked to OT it would benefit my personal statement greatly.
I signed up for an introduction to sign language course today.
Today I’ve been looking at Counselling and Social Care.
I have found an introduction to counselling course that I can do in easter for £120, it looks really interesting and would be essential if I want to go into counselling. If the course appeals to me then after uni I would have to complete a certificate of counselling (about a year) AND THEN a masters in counselling (two years). Plus about two years placement before being a fully fledged counsellor.
Social Care -
I’ve been looking at university courses in Leeds and York that do masters in social care. To get onto them I would need my degree (obviously) plus 500 hours work experience which would be pretty difficult to do before next February when most people apply for masters. SO, I’d have to have a year in between going to university again in which to get experience.
In essence, both require further education (sigh) and a year in between my degree and a masters.
Someone tell me what to do with my life?!?!?!?
Today I heard back from a lady in Selby Council who said there is a work placement opportunity in the Child and Young Persons Centre in Selby.
Let’s hope I get it!
I’m starting to think me being at university is completely useless. I don’t feel like I’m achieving anything at all.
I need someone to come along, read my mind and tell me what I want to do with my life. At the minute that part is stuck in my unconscious and I don’t have access to it.
If I had an idea of what I could do I would feel like my degree was worth something.
My mum has grand ideas about me being a fully fledged psychologist, but that means doing a masters for at least another two years. And to be honest, I think I’m done with education, for now at least.
This leaves me with either;
- getting a graduate job, possibly a few until I find something I like.
- doing a PGCE for a year and becoming a teacher, I’m good with kids and it would be something beneficial which is all I really want from a job; to feel like i’ve achieved something
- or to apply to the Government Stats Scheme and get a job in research seeing as my main strength is maths
But who knows.
I’ve sent some emails out this morning to some primary schools to see if I can get some work experience over Easter.
Anyway, in POSITIVE news, me and Rob are going to drive across Europe in the summer to my parents house in Italy. It’s all really exciting to be planning. It’s probably why uni is SUCKING at the minute, I’m too excited for summer.
We are also going to Reykjavik for my parents 25th wedding anniversary which will be really cool.