MSW Student Blog

Soak Up Summer in Seattle


As a Seattleite who thrives on summer activities, I am frequently asked, “What’re your favorite things to do in the summer?” While Seattle has great aspects to each season, there is something about Seattle summers that are pure magic. Suddenly everyone is in a great mood, the sun is out till 9pm and there’s no shortage on things to occupy your time.
May 11, 2023

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Advanced Standing Student Spotlight

March Blog 2023

Hello, I am Chelsie Chavira, an Advanced Standing MSW student here at Seattle University. It has been a persistent grind and a journey of self-discovery for me so far. The first summer quarter for just the Advanced Standing MSW students was the most eye-opening and life changing experience I have had in my educational career thus far. I was pushed to question and reflect my own beliefs; however, it has shaped my role as a future clinician.
Mar 31, 2023

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Get the Most Out of Your Practicum Experience

Tree on Campus

As I approached my first year in the MSW program my biggest concern was surrounding the idea of practicum. I dreamt up a million different versions of what my practicum experience might look like and it caused me a lot of unnecessary stress. So, I thought I'd provide a few words of advice and tips for students that are preparing for the unknown... I promise, practicum isn't as scary as you might think!
Jan 30, 2023

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Off-Duty Social Work Favorites

Snow globe photo

As a graduate student you are often expected to take in an abundance of different media in relation to social work. Much of this content informs our conversations in class, however, a large majority of it is strictly educational ted talks or videos tailored to class topics. Although I enjoy the content in class, it's nice to find other media sources that discuss social work topics from a different perspective. So, I thought I'd compile a list of my recent favorite shows, podcasts, music, and Instagram pages. My hope is that these media sources create dialogue around social work topics in a different way and give a broader perspective around mental health in general. Ideally, my social work favorites will allow you to choose media that you find compelling outside of graduate school requirements.
Dec 9, 2022

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Time Management Tips

Welcome back to the hustle and bustle that is graduate school. Whether you have been in school for years on end or you are just now getting back into the groove of it all, there is an art to maintaining your sanity during the process. Time management is always easier said than done, however, it can mean a world of difference when trying to manage classes, practicum, and maintaining a social life.
Nov 1, 2022

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