Category Archives: Academics

The Messy Truth Challenges Perspectives

       <– GREAT & EASY READ!! Typically, I avoid anything related to politics. I am pretty sure I would not have picked up this book on my own so I am glad that it was a required reading for one … Continue reading

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Evaluation

When was the last time you evaluated something? When was the last time you asked for feedback about your performance or about an idea? As social workers, we have an ethical responsibility to evaluate our own practice as well as … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Count the Cost

There were so many financial decisions that I had to consider while applying for graduate school. At the time I was working and fully supporting myself in my one bedroom apartment. I knew that I would not be able to … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

For the past few months, I have been wrapped up in my own life- my own social work-y, professional life, that is. “My contribution will be greatest if I use and hone my strengths,” has been the mantra. For this … Continue reading

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But how do I choose?!

If you are a student considering a MSW program, you probably feel as though you have an overwhelming amount of choices to make. You have to decide on a school, the program track, a concentration, housing options, and more! It … Continue reading

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