Backspace and Life

“It’s quite helpful to talk with you rather than just knowing what I read in your application essay. I think it gives us a fuller picture of who you are.” “Of course. Essays you can backspace.” This was the dialogue exchanged between one of my fellow interviewers and one of the applicants. I stopped and…

Sweaty Handshakes

Caught your attention, eh? My day was full of nervous laughter, trembling fingers and sweaty handshakes. I was asked to be on a panel of interviewers to assess applicants to the Master’s of Occupational Therapy program at a local university. First of all, the applicant pool was rather impressive. Smartly dressed. Well-spoken. Passionate students. But,…

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