Category Archives: Field Work

Do 3 things NOW to prep for grad school

Depending on when you apply for schools and what your life looks like, it could be a mad dash to get applications in and make a decision, move to a new city, or even graduate with another degree first! I … Continue reading

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Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga at Field

“The core experiences of psychological harm are disempowerment and disconnection from others. Recovery, therefore, is based upon the empowerment of the survivor and the creation of new connections” –Judith Herman Trauma and Recovery  One of the opportunities I have had … Continue reading

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Red Flags on Interviews

I’ve never been completely comfortable on job interviews, but I’m even more nervous now that I’m a social worker. Now that I have professional goals and a clearer picture of what I’m looking for in a field placement (and pretty … Continue reading

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Advocating for Yourself

Social work is all about advocating for social justice and equality, regardless of if you’re working at a macro or micro level. However, self-advocacy is just as important—and can sometimes be a more difficult skill to hone. As social workers, … Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Known

Last Friday, I was on the student panel for an information session for prospective students. One of the students asked us what we wish we had known before starting the UNC MSW program. I’ve been thinking about that and trying … Continue reading

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Let’s Start Talking About Imposter Syndrome

I heard about imposter syndrome a lot when I was beginning grad school. Everyone was feeling it. Grad school can be intense, and it’s easy to fall into thinking that you’re not smart enough or good enough to be there, … Continue reading

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UNC SSW alumnae all over town!

Recently I was talking with one of the therapists at my field placement about why she chose UNC School of Social Work for graduate school.  UNC SSW grads can be found all over the organization where I’m interning – and … Continue reading

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