Grad School People for MSWs

titotito:

sharpcarnival:

Any advice on the application process-how to choose the school you want to go, GRE bs

Also, any comments on your grad school experience, feel free to inbox me on that one if you feel the need

Also, any advice from Graduate students who work or have kids and stuff?

Sharing so any of my followers can offer advice too!

I suggest that you talk to current students and alum of any of the programs you are considering.  I contacted random people I found online and a bunch of people replied.  There are unfortunately a lot of awful programs out there that look good on the surface (see southernish and socialworkgradstudents to see what i mean), so be careful!  

Feel free to message or email me (uclasocialworker@gmail.com) if you have any questions i can answer

timeforyourmeds:

aspiesocialworker:

I finally got my hands on some Aspie Crack.

Ah! I plan to get some of this!! I’m so excited! Is it wonderful?

I suggest getting it at Aaron Brothers because they have a 50% off 1 item coupon on their website. Michael’s also has a 40% deal if it isn’t already on sale

Mental health counseling vs. Social work

mercurial-mind:

I’m currently a social work student working towards my BSW, but I’m considering alternatives to getting an MSW in grad school. I don’t really know much about mental health counseling or how it’s different from social work other than the longer grad school education part. Can someone explain to me the pros and cons of going into mental health counseling as opposed to sticking with social work?

Hii.  I outlined some of the differences between grad programs on my blog here.  Feel free to send me an ask if you have any specific questions I can help answer.

fatfemmefeminist:

I am beginning to prep for the GRE and applying to an MSW (master’s in social work) program, mental health track. I’m nervous! my school provides some resources, but no one really gives good advice. It’s all really ambiguous. I want someone to be real with me right now.

Does anyone have any resources for applying to grad school they want to share? Or just share their experience in general?

I just finished my MSW program and am glad to answer any questions you may have.  Just send me a message or email (uclasocialworker@gmail.com)

I cant believe how much time you took to answer my questions and that you actually read my personal statement!!! I am SHOCKED!!!! You helped me soooooooo much! Thank you!
AnonymousAsked by Anonymous

No prob.  Good luck :)

timespaceandplexiglas:

I’m 95% sure that I want to go back to school and get my MSW in the Fall. I’m looking primarily at schools in NYC and Chicago. I would like to end up working with individuals who have been victims of abuse, including human trafficking, and working in the realm of social justice in general. I’ve…

Hiii.  I’m so glad you are considering going into the field.  We need more social workers.  I just got my MSW it was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made.  I wont be much help on choosing a program because I only looked in California but feel free to ask me any other questions you have.  Just send me a message or email (uclasocialworker@gmail.com).  

FYI: I changed my tumblr url from uclamsw to creativesocialworker

It was easy for people to misread my username and I have received a number of asks saying “What does U Clams W mean?” and “What do clams have to do with your blog???” lol  

I may use this blog still to reblog questions people ask 

Click here to visit my new CreativeSocialWorker page or here for my other blog, SocialWorkin’

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