Category Archives: Outside of the classroom

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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Perfect Attendance

My MSW journey began in the Winston-Salem Distance Education (DE) Program. During the first two years in Winston-Salem, we have classes scheduled all day on Friday. I was excited about being in a learning environment again. I had perfect attendance … Continue reading

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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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Social Work Seeping into Personal Life

Prior to starting in the School of Social Work, I had been working as a doula (a person who supports a birthing person during the process of labor, childbirth, and the early postpartum period) for about 2 years. I noticed … Continue reading

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I <3 Self Care

So it’s November 11, there’s less than one month left in the semester, and I have 8 big assignments due before then, 5 of them papers. The weather has finally turned appropriate for November and I finally turned the heat … Continue reading

Posted in I ♥ North Carolina, Outside of the classroom

[Fall]ing in love with North Carolina

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year, as it brings all of my favorite things – Football, leaves changing, pumpkin flavored treats, and sweaters. Even in the stress of the mid semester assignments and papers, I have committed to … Continue reading

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Opportunities Abound!

This year, my field placement is at Duke Movement Disorders Clinic. At the clinic we see patients who have Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease. Mental health conditions often occur as a result of these illnesses (especially depression and anxiety).  To … Continue reading

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