The rush of the final month is upon us now, as everyone is scrambling to put the finishing touches on this incredible journey in the MSW program. As a break from paper writing and presentation construction, I thought I would jot down some of my appreciations for recent happenings!

First, I am so appreciative of the professional development workshops and events that the program sponsors for my cohort. The aim of the professional development series is to prepare students for the successful transition to their professional careers outside of school. Such topics covered include, resume building, effective presentations, job interviewing, and many other various examples. Recently, the school invited two members from the North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) board to give a talk to students about beginning the licensure process. It’s a wonderful privilege to be a part of a school that can have professional come give such valuable information about the licensure process within our state. Lastly, one of our faculty members will be providing students an opportunity to participate in a short LCSW prep course for the North Carolina licensing exam. The fact that the School of Social Work is able to surround students with knowledgeable faculty members  and valuable professional development opportunities is a testament to the commitment to the future of social work.

Lastly, just as an update to my previous post about the military caucus’s service project of the semester…We were able to have an awareness day for a great non profit in North Carolina called Camp Corral. The aim of this non profit is to provide deserving children from military families the opportunity to have an incredible week at camp. As part of our awareness campaign, we handed out free coffee and brochures, invited students and faculty the opportunity to write a letter to a service member to express thanks for their service to our country. Overall, the small event went well and we had a great time doing it!

Until next time,




About Reiss Powell

I am a second year full time student originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. My concentration is direct practice and my primary social work interests are working with the SPMI population, veterans, those dealing with substance abuse issues. My current field placement is at an outpatient substance abuse facility. When I'm not enjoying social work activities, I partake in hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach.
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