MSW Student Blog

That’s a Wrap

Pink and white flowers in spring bloom

As I end my first year of the Seattle University MSW program, I can’t help but feel sappy and reflective. This school year has gone by so fast and so very slow all at the same time, but here I am halfway to getting my master’s degree.
May 31, 2021

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Recap of the MSW Licensure Info Session

Graduating student walking across stage

This week Seattle University’s Master of Social Work Program welcomed the Executive Director for Health Professions from Washington’s Department of Health (DOH) for an information session all about licensure.
Apr 26, 2021

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Social Work and Self-Care

Woman reading a book, sitting on a bench in a green garden

Self-care is an essential skill for anyone. As college students and social workers, we tend to get a lot of messages reminding us to prioritize selfcare. These messages can be helpful, but it can also be really difficult to decipher what selfcare means to you and how to find the time for it.
Mar 30, 2021

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The Practicum Experience

Student teaching a young child in a classroom

Similar to many other skills, social work is best learned through real world or on the job experience. Which is one reason why a practicum is an essential piece to your graduate social work education. So, what exactly is practicum and what will the schedule look like while you’re in school?
Feb 26, 2021

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Unexpected Highs and Lows of Graduate School

Student reading a book and wearing a mask

The idea of attending graduate school can be an exciting, yet daunting, prospective journey. As a first-generation college student, it felt like an impossible dream. So, gathering as much information about graduate programs and schools became an obvious next step.
Jan 29, 2021

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