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Aboriginal Social Work Assignment – My Diary as a Cultural Artifact

Aboriginal Social Work Assignment – My Diary as a Cultural Artifact

Written by on March 17, 2013 in College & University Tips, Education & Student Tips with 1 Comment

The most interesting and controversial social work assignment I’ve completed so far in my MSW coursework at UBC  is the Cultural Artifact presentation. It was for First Nations Issues (SOWK 510) – and it represents the first time I emailed a university instructor to discuss her grading procedure. I didn’t care about receiving a “B” on […]

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Getting Good Grades in Grad School – 6 Tips From an MSW Student

Getting Good Grades in Grad School – 6 Tips From an MSW Student

Written by on October 19, 2012 in College & University Tips, Education & Student Tips with 3 Comments

How to get good grades in grad school – I’m an MSW (Master’s of Social Work) student at UBC in Vancouver, and I’m learning how to succeed without studying 24 hours a day (and learning everything there is to know about social justice! ). Getting good grades in grad school is easier than you think. […]

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How to Find a Practicum Placement in Social Work

How to Find a Practicum Placement in Social Work

Written by on October 10, 2012 in College & University Tips, Education & Student Tips with 9 Comments

If you’re a BSW or MSW student, you probably need to do a practicum placement to complete your degree. I’m an MSW (Master’s of Social Work) student at UBC (the University of British Columbia) in Vancouver…and I’m one of the few BSW and MSW students who hasn’t found a practicum placement. I’m told that my […]

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How to Write a Self-Identity Paper for Social Work Class

Written by on October 8, 2012 in College & University Tips, Education & Student Tips with 1 Comment

Social work instructors assign cultural self-identity papers because self-reflection and self-knowledge is key to a good practice. Here, I share my self-identity paper for Social Work 505 at UBC (the University of British Columbia). Feel free to ask questions or make comments – I welcome your thoughts! First, the assignment: “Identity is a moving target. […]

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Sample Thesis Proposal – Master’s of Social Work (MSW) Program

Sample Thesis Proposal – Master’s of Social Work (MSW) Program

Written by on September 19, 2012 in College & University Tips, Education & Student Tips with 0 Comments

Q: How do I write a thesis proposal for my application to grad school? A: Here’s the thesis proposal I wrote when I applied to UBC (the University of British Columbia). I was accepted into the Master’s of Social Work (MSW) program; I’m currently in my third week! If you’re worried you won’t be accepted […]

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How to Get Money for College or University

I better know how to get money for college or university; I have two undergraduate degrees and am going to grad school in September! If you need money for college, you’ve come to the right place. To get money for college – learn what passive income is Active income is when you trade your time for […]

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Go to College

You know it’s good to get your degree, but you can’t stay motivated to go to college. These tips are for students who need inspiration to keep going – whether they’re applying for grad school or halfway through their college degree! Here’s what M. said: “[Applying to graduate school] has been very frustrating and confusing […]

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Scholarship Essay Sample – How to Get a Bursary for College

How do you get a scholarship for college or university? By writing an excellent personal essay! This sample of an essay for a scholarship application is what I wrote for the Abbott IBD Scholarship, offered in part by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. The Abbott IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) Scholarship Committee gave this […]

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Sample Field Placement Request – Master’s of Social Work at UBC

Even if you’re not going into Social Work, this Sample Field Placement Request will help you clarify your career goals and point you in the right direction. I’m entering my Master’s of Social Work at UBC in September, and my goal is to learn how to be a counselor at a hospital or clinic. This sample Social […]

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How to Get Into Grad School – Master’s or PhD Programs

How to Get Into Grad School – Master’s or PhD Programs

Some Master’s or PhD programs are extremely competitive; these tips for applying for graduate level studies will help you complete your application and get accepted into the grad program of your choice. I’m working on my MSW (Master’s of Social Work) degree at UBC (the University of British Columbia) in Vancouver. My undergraduate degrees are in […]

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