Category Archives: Getting Involved

Don’t read this if you are easily scared….

Halloween just passed and there are a lot of scary things still floating around near Franklin Street. If you are faint of heart, this is where you should stop reading… R E S E A R C H! Phew, I … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Getting Involved, Outside of the classroom

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

Posted in Academics, Field Work, Getting Involved, In the Classroom, Outside of the classroom, Uncategorized

Activism, Outreach, and Community

Last year, three Latinx women, Valery Arevalo, Johanna Contreras and Stephany Mejia,  two of whom are students at the school of social work started an organization called Aliadas. Aliadas stands for “Allied” in Spanish, and refers to specific actions such … Continue reading

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Dual-a Degree Student Background

My experience as a birth doula is significant piece of my lens as a public health social work student.  It was in working as a doula that I began to see examples of disparities and gaps in the maternity healthcare … Continue reading

Posted in Getting Involved, Outside of the classroom

Learning to Elevate Voices

My first year at the UNC School of Social Work provided one of the most formative moments in my professional and personal development. I am still in awe that it happened! I was able to rediscover my passion for class … Continue reading

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The Importance of Networking

As an out of state student that was starting all over this summer in a new city, with little to no connections or knowledge of the area, I felt like I had to start over. I had come from a … Continue reading

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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

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