Category Archives: Outside of the classroom

Kicking the Can Down the Road

Fall semester 2017 is decidedly underway. It’s hot, I’m ordering textbooks, there are a bajillion more humans on campus than there were 3 weeks ago, and I find myself uncoordinated and floating about with  general confusion until a new routine … Continue reading

Posted in Academics, Outside of the classroom

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

Posted in Academics, Events, Getting Involved, Outside of the classroom

Service Trip 2017

I had the privilege of traveling to Columbia, NC, Tyrrell County with another young lady from my cohort, 17 graduate students from different disciplines, and four staff. I saw this Inter-professional Service Learning with Vulnerable Populations course as an opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Getting Involved, Outside of the classroom

Pace Yourself

In my “Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice” course, we were assigned readings pertaining to mindfulness and acceptance. The timing seemed perfect seeing that I just participated in a ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) conference in Charlotte through my field placement. The professor … Continue reading

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On Novels/Career Choices

When I was an undergraduate English major, I can tell you that I had no idea that Social Work would end up being my career field of choice. Nor did I know that some of my favorite authors, with their … Continue reading

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Supervision

Within field experience (and MSW education in general), some of the most valuable resources I’ve encountered have been my field supervisors. These men and women, primarily LCSWs and clinical psychologists, have been critical to increasing my understanding of the ins and … Continue reading

Posted in Field Work, Outside of the classroom, Uncategorized

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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