Category Archives: In the Classroom

Cohort Love

One of the positive factors that come along with attending a distance education program is the closeness of the cohort. I remember the first orientation, ice breaker activities, and introductions back in August 2015. I knew right away that a … Continue reading

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Concentration Year

For me, the final year of the MSW program is what it’s all about. By collaborating with my faculty field advisor during the foundation year, I explored and ranked my top concentration year field practicum options. Fortunately, like many other … Continue reading

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From Surviving to Thriving-Managing Stress in the Social Work Setting

As we approach the middle of the semester, the pressures are ramping up. Multiple assignments are due in the same week, while our responsibilities in the field start to increase as well. Being right there in the middle of everything … Continue reading

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Foundation Year

One of the components of the fulltime MSW program that I have really come to value has been the unique setup of the first year of coursework. The first year – referred to as the foundation year – provides a … Continue reading

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The Cohort Effect- Earning an MSW with the Triangle DE Program

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. “- Helen Keller When I started the DE program last year, I wasn’t sure how I would adapt to working a full time job in addition to attending … Continue reading

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Finding Your Way

Years ago, one of my favorite undergraduate professors advised me to make sure and figure out  exactly what job I want to end up in before enrolling in any sort of graduate program. He said it was just fine to … Continue reading

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Eyes on the prize

I am now in my final semester at the School of Social Work. It’s amazing how quickly the two years flew by! As I approach graduation, I can’t help but look back on the first few months of my transition … Continue reading

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