April 21 at 11am (five days after Match Day), 2021
BAPIC will distribute Open Match information to all participating schools on Wednesday, April 21st at 11:00am. Daily Open Match updates will be sent April 21 through June 1. Updates will continue to be sent until all positions are filled.
Practicum Agencies with openings after BAPIC Match Day will automatically be listed as available during the Open Match process.
BAPIC will then distribute information regarding openings to all BAPIC schools. The schools in turn will notify their students of openings at agencies they have an agreement to work with.
Sites with openings after Practicum Match Day who do not wish to participate will need to notify BAPIC that you have decided to opt out of the Open Match process. Notify us by emailing email@example.com.
If an agency originally didn’t have positions open, but has decided to participate in the Open Match process, they can notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interview process is similar to previous years; students apply to agencies and agencies contact students to arrange interviews.
BAPIC will email schools a list of sites that have openings in Open Match. Schools select the agencies they work with and distribute that information to their students seeking a practicum.
Students will be provided with a list of agencies that have openings. Students should review Agency Profiles in the BAPIC Directory for details about each training site. Be sure your school knows you are participating in the BAPIC Open Match so they can make you aware of practicum openings. Students email their cover letter and vita along with recommendation letters to the agency (unless mail or other application processes are indicated on the BAPIC Open Match communications).
MAKING AND ACCEPTING OFFERS
During Open Match agencies may make offers to students and students may accept offers at any time. The Open Match process is ongoing until all positions are filled.
Neither agencies nor students are allowed to contact each other about positions until the Open Match process begins. Verbal Agreements between agencies and students during Open Match are considered binding agreements. Once students accept a practicum position, they should contact their training office to inform them of the acceptance.