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SLP What I Didn’t Learn in Grad School Series #4: Real World Preparation with Hallie Sherman: You Are Enough!
What I Didn’t Learn in Grad School Series
What I Didn’t Learn in Grad School Series
SLP What I Didn’t Learn in Grad School Series #4: Real World Preparation with Hallie Sherman: You Are Enough!
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Download the show notes and full transcript of the conversation.

Think you’ve figured out everything about working as an SLP in the real world after you graduate? Think again! 

In this episode, Hallie Sherman gives some great practical real world advice ranging from job interview preparation, to effective lesson planning, to seeking guidance as needed. She reminds us that it’s okay to not be perfect! That the kids you work with are your focus, and you will be making an impact in their lives. And most importantly, enjoy it and have fun!

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Are you a perfectionist? Even a little bit? Have you thought about how you could adapt if things don’t go to plan?
  2. What is the dynamic of your relationship with your supervisor? Do you feel like you need to impress them? Are they a mentor? Are you comfortable asking them for help when you need it?
  3. Have you thought about who you could continue to seek help from or bounce ideas off of as a fresh SLP after grad school?
  4. Do you follow other SLP’s blogs, podcasts, etc., on topics or areas of expertise that are of interest to you? 
  5. Have you thought about how you can prep for job interviews as an opportunity to not only bring out the best in you, but also find out whether the organization interviewing you is the right fit?

“You can’t have every experience in grad school. It’s only two years. There’s not enough time in the day to test out every single setting. So, when I first started, I had to ask around.”

– Hallie Sherman

About Hallie Sherman

Hallie Sherman, M.S. CCC-SLP is a school-based SLP working full time in a public school in NY with older students. 

She realized early on in her career that she had to make her sessions fun, engaging, and easy to prep to keep her students motivated and to keep her sanity! 

She loves sharing her low prep therapy ideas for older students on her blog, TpT store, podcast, live events, and in her membership SLP Elevate. 

When she isn’t being an SLP or sharing tips and tricks on social media she can be found hanging out with her two daughters, drinking coffee, or watching Bravo.

Mattie Murrey Tegel, MA, CCC-SLP, L, CPC, CLSC


Medical Speech-Language Pathologist and Founder of Fresh SLP

Mattie Murrey-Tegels is the founder and SLP behind Fresh SLP and The Missing Link for SLPs Podcast. She’s been “in-the-trenches” as a medical SLP around the world for over 25 years and now an Assistant Professor for 3 years. She is thrilled to be adding this dream of a podcast because paying her experiences forward is something she is very passionate about. If you ask her patients and students, one thing they will remember is how much she loves her job! She may not look like it but she is a huge introvert and when she is not actively working as an SLP, she is almost always reading, writing (writing over 1,000,000 words a year), or listening to amazing Chicago Blues bands. She also loves being outdoors and definitely enjoys soaking up the sun at her home in Minnesota, where warm and sunny days can be limited. She’s ridden motorcycles for many years, raced sled dogs, hiked huge mountains yet she cherishes the quiet moments of climbing into a hammock to nap or timeless conversations with friends and family.

The Missing Link for SLPs podcast and Fresh SLP is her legacy, giving back to a career that has so richly rewarded her.

Thank you for listening to The Missing Link for SLPs podcast! If you enjoyed the show, I’d love you to subscribe, rate it and leave a short review. Also, please share an episode with a friend. Together we can raise awareness and help more SLPs find and connect those missing links to help them feel confident in their patient care every step of the way.

Follow me on Instagram, join the Fresh SLP community on Facebook or learn more at FreshSLP.com.  Let’s make those connections. You got this!

 Do you have a question you’d like answered on the show? 
Interested in sharing your experience as an SLP with our audience?
Send a message to Mattie@FreshSLP.com! 

Not a substitute for a formal SLP education or medical advice for patients/caregivers.

Hosted by Mattie Murrey

April 6, 2022

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