Category Archives: In the Classroom

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

Posted in Field Work, In the Classroom, Outside of the classroom

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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