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Meet first-year student Caleb Krenk, MSOT/S '16

10/20/2014

Caleb Krenk, MSOT/S '16, from Seward, NE

Why did you choose WUOT?
I thought WUOT gave me the best opportunity to get the most out of graduate school and would set me up the best to get a good job and that added important meaning to my life.

What brought you to OT and what do you want to do with your degree?
I had a professor during my junior year of undergrad that suggested I might make a good OT. With an MSOT degree I want to work with geriatric patients to help them age in place.

What do you like best about your classmates?
I like the diversity of my fellow classmates. They all come from all over the country and have had much different experiences than my own. It makes it exciting to work in groups because everyone has slightly different perspectives.

What story does your family frequently tell about you?
My family likes to tell the story of the first time I was put under anesthesia. I kept flirting with the nurses and telling the most obnoxious jokes. They apologized to the nurses for my actions, but secretly thought it was hilarious.

Tell us about something you are involved in (or were) and how it’s changed you?
I was in a fraternity during my undergrad and it helped me become more of a leader. I became more confident in myself and took more pride in what I had accomplished. I learned to live and work closely with a large group of people and I became more organized.

What word describes you best?
Calculating.

What drives you every day?

I am driven to better my life and the lives of others. I want people to live their life the best way possible.

Are you working and/or volunteering in addition to taking classes? If so, where?
I am not working this semester. I planned to get accustomed to graduate work before spending time with a job. I did some volunteer work at a place called TASK. It stands for Team Activities for Special Kids and I work with their soccer program as a volunteer coach.

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