Category Archives: In the Classroom

Third Time’s the Charm

While last Monday was my third and final first-day-of school as a Master of Social Work student, it was my first first-day-of-school as a full-time graduate student! As a student in the part-time Triangle DE program, I have spent the … 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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Tarheel Community

One thing that has struck me during my time at the UNC School of Social Work is the abundant connections, and the opportunities I’ve had to network. I’m always meeting major community players and social work superstars in my classes … Continue reading

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Advanced Standing Summer Workload: Is it Manageable?

Since I’ve become a Student Ambassador and started meeting some of UNC’s new and prospective students, I’ve gotten this question a lot: is the Advanced Standing workload manageable? It’s a common—and justified—concern. The workload for Advanced Standing (AS) students can … 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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One Day at a Time

Social work experiences and life have taught me that no one has this “thing” figured out. When I say “thing” I am referring to life. A few things come to mind when I think of life and daily experiences. I … Continue reading

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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

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