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SuzyH

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About SuzyH

  • Rank
    Decaf
  • Birthday June 26

Profile Information

  • Location
    St. John's NL
  • Interests
    Refugee well-being, gender, culture, trauma and healing from SGBV
  • Application Season
    2019 Spring
  • Program
    Master of Social Work

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  1. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    What season did you apply to? I was accepted but for May season. I know different cohorts have different dates as well. Don't panic!
  2. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    Congratulations to all who received acceptances! To those who did not, take care of yourself and stay strong. The universe has a hidden plan.
  3. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    I had less than a year post-BSW experience, which prevented me from applying to certain schools. MUN, for example, requires at least 2 years post-BSW experience as a social worker. Other schools will consider human service related experience prior to BSW. For example, I was an Indigenous Health Consultant for the province. A lot of my work parallels what we do in macro social work positions. Some schools do not require it at all. I believe I read on a previous year's forum post that Laurier average applicants had approx 7000 work/volunteer hours, not sure about others. One thing I do wonder - for schools that require two years post BSW experience, do you have to have the 2 years experience BEFORE you apply, or just have the two years before you begin school? We apply months ahead...
  4. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    Thank you so much, I think we are all pretty awesome! Best of luck to everyone 👩‍❤️‍👩
  5. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    I am an older student who changed career paths (international relations/anthropology), went back to school and received my BSW in 2017. I applied to Waterloo and Laurier distance based advanced standing MSW part-time programs. I had a GPA of 4.1 and 10,000 hours of human service related work (policy and service delivery with rural/remote communities, international field work, working with Indigenous populations) and volunteering (service delivery, outreach, and board work). My placements were in Child Protection and the Family Violence Intervention Court. I work with refugees, particularly women who have experienced prolonged captivity and extreme sexual and gender based violence. My personal statement reflected this work and clinical skills I hope to develop to further support this population. I was accepted at Laurier, and am still waiting to hear from Waterloo.
  6. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    I started a Facebook group for the Laurier May 2019 Part time, online, advanced standing cohort. Please PM me if you are interested! Congrats to all! Suzy
  7. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    Laurier requires us to accept or decline the offer by January 29th, but I have applied to other schools who may not send decisions until March. I would like to make an informed decision based upon all options. Can anyone advise they have done in similar situations?
  8. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    Thank you! I was notified of an offer via an e-mail, which also directed me to log into Loris. The acceptance could then be seen on Loris when I clicked the application.
  9. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    I applied to the part-time, online, advanced standing program. I believe the program does require a BSW.
  10. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    I was just accepted to Laurier's online MSW program! I was expecting a longer wait so I am thrilled. Anyone else heard back yet?
  11. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    For those who applied to Laurier for May 2019- do you see tabs for admissions, student services and student awards? I’m wondering because I don’t recall three tabs being there before. The waiting game makes be playing tricks on my mind.
  12. SuzyH

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hi all, applying to Waterloo and the website states "For those who apply by the deadline of November 15, you have until December 1 to upload supporting documentation into QUEST" I assume this means that I have until midnight on December 1st. Is my assumption correct? I only started thinking about this and it is too late to call the school. I would really like the extra day to polish my personal statement.
  13. SuzyH

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Hello all. Im wondering if you used citations/references in your personal statement? Looking for recommendations - is this a good approach? I’m applying to Laurier. They will be looking for “Analysis of the contribution of social justice issues” in the personal statement. Does this mean the importance of social justice to my topic? I’m probably overthinking but the sentence just throws me!
  14. SuzyH

    Canadian MSW Applicants 2018

    Hey everyone, I am preparing for the fall MSW season. I worked in human services for years in both service delivery and policy development before returning to school for my BSW. I am now preparing to start the MSW application process. I need to work as I attend school so am looking at Canadian distance delivery MSW programs. I have searched a bit in grad cafe for info on developing a strong personal statement and application - wondering if anyone can recommend any other helpful links? Good luck to all
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