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October marked Occupational Therapy Month and yet we have a lot more to learn about allied health, especially Occupational Therapy . Our new episode is with Ramya Bakaraju, occupational therapist (OT) from the Hamilton area. She elaborates on what it takes to be an occupational therapist, education requirements, and career options. Enjoy the episode and learn what a day is like for an OT in the hospital.
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How often do you give yourself due credit? How often do you forgive yourself for your mistakes? Most of us would answer "Not often"! And that's one of the reasons to practice mindful self-compassion. Listen to Dr. Karen Bluth talk about Mindfulness and Self Compassion. She shares her experience teaching mindfulness, especially to teens and young adults. She conducts workshops to help people practice mindfulness and become self-aware. Visit Dr. Bluth's website at https://karenbluth.com/. For more resources, check out: https://self-compassion.org/, https://chrisgermer.com/, https://centerformsc.org/
Veena Deekonda is a respiratory therapist at Toronto Western and McMaster Children’s hospitals. In this interview, she discusses her education at McMaster, internship at Yale and her career path to becoming a respiratory therapist. She also talks about the various options available to people interested in allied health care.
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CAREER REVIEWS- INTERVIEW WITH MENTORS
Rishabh Jaiswal is the Managing Director of Sporting Ethos, founded in 2012, a first of its kind Sports Sciences and Medicine Centre in India. The centre aims to develop high-performance athletes from their initial years to the elite level in an individualized and scientific manner. Rishabh and his team of experts, over the last 5 years, have gained a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by the Indian athletes, and they continue to refine their approach towards athlete development while creating awareness about the same. He also focuses on encouraging young talent to pursue a career in the field of Sports Sciences through internships and short-term projects at his centre. He is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite and can also be reached through his website at www.sportingethos.com.
Mr. Karan Pradeep is a management professional with eight years of experience in multinational businesses including Food and Beverages as well as Automotives. He finished his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and entered the corporate environment. He reaches for new heights as he carves out his career path in the corporate world, one challenge at a time. Karan is excited about encouraging young talent and is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
I wish I could tell you that I always wanted to be an aeronautical engineer, but that’s not my story. For me, it was a gradual development. Growing up, I enjoyed watching ‘Swat Cats’ on Cartoon Network. Somehow the idea of anthropomorphic felines building and flying a fighter aircraft made of junk appealed to me.
Menaka Bapuji is a fashion designer and owns the custom-design studio, Varnuyathe, in Chennai. She is passionate about design and focuses on creating made-to-order ethnic wear for men, women and children. Varnuyathe is just seven months old and has already become a popular name among Chennaiites. In this post, Menaka talks more about her studio and the training needed to become a fashion designer.
Dr. Meenakshi Vinaitheerthan is a French language expert and an inspiring teacher. She has over twenty years of experience translating and interpreting French to English or Tamizh and vice versa. She has also worked on the subtitles and voice-overs for a number of movies and documentaries, including the French documentary “Ma” based on rural woman of Tamil Nadu, and “Burning Memories,” a Sri Lankan Tamizh documentary dubbed into French. Dr. Meenakshi is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Dr. Meenakshi Vinaitheerthan is a French language expert and an inspiring teacher. She has over twenty years of experience translating and interpreting French to English or Tamizh and vice versa. She has also worked on the subtitles and voice-overs for a number of movies and documentaries, including the French documentary “Ma” based on rural woman of Tamil Nadu, and “Burning Memories,” a Sri Lankan Tamizh documentary dubbed into French.
Ave is an engineer, specializing in biomechanics. Her current focus is accident reconstruction and automotive collisions. She enjoys building things and making them efficient, solving problems involving math and physics, and working with mechanical designs. Ave is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite for queries related to mechanical engineering, biomechanics and forensic injury analysis
She started her venture to address this question: How do we make children stay in school?
Parvathy Narayanan, a social entrepreneur began her work with CAPART at Delhi to work with NGOs all over India. Her travels brought her to Nilakottai in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, where she started Aspire Foundation, just at the age of 25. With her efforts and that of her unrelenting team, Aspire Foundation has grown from an enrollment of 16 students in 2005 to 600 today, of which more than 50% are girls. Her family is her biggest support in this venture.
Dr. Teena Koshy is a senior lecturer at the Department of Human Genetics in Sri Ramachandra University. She teaches Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis and Cytogenetics and handles diagnostic laboratory operations in the department. She is very passionate about her work in the laboratory. She has reported results on thousands of cases and has worked with a number of clinicians. She is also an active researcher and has over 15 publications to her credit. She is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Dr Rajaram Pandian is the Director of Scientific Affairs at Pan Laboratories in California, USA, which focuses on developing new tests for diagnosis and management of human disease. He has over 40 years of experience in medical testing and laboratory science. He is currently working towards the bringing some of the newer medical technologies back home in India, with a particular focus on making them more accessible and affordable to everyone. He is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Meet Shray! He is a pilot with IndiGo and has been flying since the age of 17. He is outgoing and always on the look out for new adventures. Shray is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite for all those who aspire to fly high.
Abhinand Adithavarman is a bioinformatician, pursuing a PhD in the subject, at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. He is well-read and a curious thinker, with nine published papers to his credit. When he is not peering at his computer screen, crunching the numbers, he works with other researchers, helping them make sense of their experimental data, teaches bioinformatics to the uninitiated and delivers stimulating lectures on exciting topics. He is a rock-star scientist and the go-to guy for all things bioinformatics! He is available as a mentor with Careers Infinite.
Featuring Colonel Rajendra Bhagwat, retired from the Indian army with 35 years of service, a travel enthusiast and a wonderful speaker. His interview sheds light on what it is like to be in the Armed Forces, the eligibility to enroll, the responsibilities of an officer and the opportunities for personal development.
One of the most challenging areas of study in health care is neurosurgery, a surgical specialty concerning disorders or injuries of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Dr. Thanga Thirupathi Rajan is a neurosurgeon and the head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Saveetha University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Rajesh Premkumar is a mobile software engineer at Oracle and is interested in app development.
"Almost all activities involve apps these days, so the focus is shifted from creating the app to identifying the various problems it can be used to solve. These days, we expect to have access to something of our interest right in our hand and get as much information as we can with just a click. What I love about apps is that they allow maximum automation with minimal user interaction, which makes for ideal user experience."