Time’s Flying….

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Where has the time gone? Tomorrow evening marks the beginning of Thanksgiving Break, which will be followed by our last week of class! If you are a first-year, this means that you survived your first semester of grad school at UNC’s School of Social Work. If you are a final year student, this is your last semester at the SSW and you are less than 34 weeks  (233 days) away from graduation! That number can be both exciting and overwhelming.

Use Thanksgiving Break to relax, surround yourself with family and friends, and remember to be thankful for having the opportunity to realize your goals. After that, buckle down for the final assignments and last field hours of 2013. After this break, the time has come for the first-years to examine what kind of field placement you want to have: what do you want to experience and what do you wish to learn? For us final years, after T-Break, we will need to buckle down further to put the final touches on our resumes, cover letters, and social media accounts (for job seeking purposes). The time has (almost) come to think about what you want to do after May 11, 2014 and where you want to do it. Believe it or not, the end is near! Appreciate how far you have come and make sure to enjoy these last couple months – especially the 4.5 week winter break that most of us will never experience again!

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About Oprah Keyes

I am a Final Year MSW Student in the Macro (Community, Management and Policy Practice) Concentration. My social work areas of interests include Juvenile and Criminal Justice, and policy reform. I am originally from a small town in the Netherlands, but moved to Chapel Hill 5 years ago to pursue by Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. I've been around here ever since and North Carolina, as well as UNC Chapel Hill, hold a special place in my heart. When I am not at school, at field, at work, or volunteering, I am probably working out, at the grocery store or sleeping, but I also like to hang out with friends and listen to music.
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