Applied: U of T, Queens, Western, McMaster (all OT)
sGPA: 3.79, cGPA: 3.49
Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: I think my essays are strong, especially my personal statement. My references are from a professor who I took 3 classes with during my undergrad and a supervisor of one of the non-profit programs for that I ran for over 3 years (it provided support services to seniors and older adults with disabilities).
I am an older, non-traditional application and I'm hoping to make OT my second (and final!) career. I have worked in non-profit administration since I graduated from university in 2010 and have spent the entirety of this time in front-line roles with programs that provide services to vulnerable and marginalized clients. Much of this work has involved working closely with community-based OTs.
I actually got into Western a couple of years ago, but I injured my back and was not able to attend. This is my second time applying and I must say that everyone has such awesome grades and experience that I am VERY nervous.
Good luck everyone!