Author Archives: caterinamarzella

Finding a Place to Live

In March of 2016, I let out a giant sigh of relief. I’d chosen to attend UNC and I could stop worrying about applications and deadlines. However, almost immediately afterward, I discovered I had a new worry! Where was I … Continue reading

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Making the Move

This week three years ago, I made the decision (and the deposit) to attend UNC School of Social Work. While UNC was my first choice, it was not an easy decision for me. At the time I was working in … Continue reading

Posted in I ♥ North Carolina, Outside of the classroom

Getting Around Town

Our most recent winter storm reminded me of the first time I faced North Carolina in the snow. I was back in Maryland for a visit when a snow storm hit the east coast and dusted the region with 3-4 … Continue reading

Posted in Field Work, In the Classroom, Outside of the classroom

Surviving Grad School and Crock-Pot Awareness

Recently at an information session, a perspective student asked the panel of student ambassadors if it was possible to have a life outside of grad school. The questioner wanted to know whether grad school was an all encompassing thing that … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, In the Classroom, Outside of the classroom, Uncategorized

What am I doing?

Grad school is hard. Between classes, work and field, it’s easy to feel overstretched. There are days when I come home and ask myself, “Is this worth it? Should I have come back to grad school? What in the world … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, I ♥ North Carolina, In the Classroom

Scarier than Halloween….

As October rolls around, it can only mean one thing. Papers. Now that I’m in my second year of graduate school, fall does not bring associations of pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking or leaves changing color. Instead it brings the … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, In the Classroom

Beginning the School Year

The first day of classes at UNC’s School of Social Work is not that different from many other first day of classes. The hallways are full of returning students greeting each other after a long summer break, first year students … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Events, Getting Involved, Outside of the classroom