Danny Adin is currently a student enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
1. What other paths did you consider before choosing Parker?
Before Parker, I had always known that I wanted to be in a field that helped people, but I was unsure of how to get there. In my previous educational experience, I jumped between classes and majors trying to find my passion. After hearing about the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, I attended an open house to see what it was about. Faculty and alumni spoke about what the program entailed and how they were able to help individuals regain and maintain their independence. I knew I had found the right place.
2. What makes Parker the right fit for you?
Parker provides hands-on learning with small class sizes, so faculty can focus on providing a quality education while supporting their students. I benefitted most from the labs to practice my skills and having professors available to answer any questions.
3. How has the Parker community supported you in your higher education pursuits?
It honestly felt like the faculty had a vested interest in the success of their students. I was confident that if I had any issues, I could speak to my professors and they could resolve them.
4. What is your favorite thing about being a Parker student?
My favorite thing about being a Parker student is the impact it has on the community. Parker instills the value of loving service and exemplifies that through Parker Serves, as well as other community service projects.
5. What is the most challenging aspect of being a Parker student?
I think what challenged me the most during my experience at Parker was balancing all other parts of my life. Between work, school, and having a personal life, there were times where it was almost overwhelming. Luckily, I had support from my classmates, professors, and family and I was able to get through and became stronger for it.
6. What has been your favorite class at Parker? Why?
My favorite class was Pediatric Interventions. My personal area of interest is in working with children; this class allowed me to gain practical experience and useful skills I intend to use in my professional and personal life.
7. Where will your Parker degree take you after graduation?
As an Occupational Therapy Practitioner, there are several options available after graduating and obtaining your license. That flexibility is part of what drew me to the field. To name a few, OT practitioners can work in schools, hospitals, clinics, as well as other settings within the community. Life is always changing so it is nice to know there will be a service we can provide!
8. What is your favorite on-campus activity?
My favorite on-campus activities were the ones held by our OTA student organization. We were able to educate fellow Parker students and raise funds for various causes to help local non-profits.
9. What is your favorite thing to do off-campus in the Dallas area?
I love trying new things! I always enjoy finding new restaurants or taprooms and trying what they have to offer. I also like video games and there some great free play arcades in the DFW area that are a lot of fun.
10. What is the one thing you want everyone reading this to know about Parker University?
When you attend Parker University, you will receive a quality education. Parker has a reputation among hospitals, clinics, and organizations for having top students. I have come across several people in my clinical experiences that know what they’re getting when a Parker student is with them.