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An MSW Student's Life

As I begin my final column, it has been four days since I walked across the stage to receive my diploma after earning a master’s degree in social work. I finished classes in late April and had finals the following week. I also had an exam for the more »

Education & Credentials

The end of graduate school is so near, and for the first time, I am contemplating what it will be like when it’s all over. I’ve ordered my cap and gown for the big day: May 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. I am graduating with highest honors–in the top 10 percent more »

Education & Credentials

In many ways, graduate school has passed very quickly. At other times, especially when we’re in the thick of it, it has felt as if it would never end. During the fall, when we were working on our research assignment, a single subject design project more »

Education & Credentials

This fall semester ushers in a brand new chapter for me. I left my job as editor and Web manager of our city magazine in August, and now I am a full-time student. I wake up some mornings with an odd sense of uncertainty. I left my comfort zone. Like more »

Education & Credentials

Balance. It seems elusive these days. When last semester’s whirlwind of four classes, a 20-hour internship, and a 30-hour work week came to a screeching halt, I felt almost lost. I’d wake up wondering which bag I was packing (school or work) and to more »

Education & Credentials

As I began my second year of graduate school, I knew it was going to be more challenging. With field practicum, four classes instead of the usual two, and 30 hours at the city magazine where I am an editor, I was not expecting it to be easy. more »

Education & Credentials

My first semester in spring 2008 included Research Methods I and Social Work Practice With Individuals and Families. When I entered the classroom on the first day, I noticed I was the only White female in the room. There were five African American more »

Education & Credentials

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