Adelaide9216

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About Adelaide9216

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Trudeau land.
  • Interests
    feminist theory, indigenous women, violence against women.
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  • Program
    MSW (Thesis Option)
  1. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    I have just included the references I have used in my proposal, not more than that. It has to be on one page (for master's program.)
  2. Issue with word for organizing data - technical difficulty

    I will try this. Thank you so much!!!
  3. Hello everyone, I am so sorry because this will probably come across as off-topic. But I've asked and looked everywhere and I don't know how to get help with this and it is driving me crazy. Does anyone know how to make frames around paragraphs in Word (like one frame with one paragraph and then another frame with another paragraph following it) without it looking all messy and all over the place. I've been watching tutorials online to do it and it's not working, the result is not user friendly. I've been trying to do this for days, literally and I am ripping my hair out because it doesn't look right. I am trying to do some "cards" with information on different programs for a research project. But this is what it gives me everytime I try to do it. http://i68.tinypic.com/27zbrpc.png And I have more than a hundred pages like this, I cannot do it on a seperate document for each one of these programs. I have a table of content that I've been able to put up. I can click on an element in the table of content that would redirect me to the specific "card" in the word document. Do you see what I mean? And some programs are being described on more than one page. I have to give this to a professor and I don't want to give it to her now because it's just a mess. I want it to be user-friendly for her because there are tons of pages in this document. Thanks for anyone who will help. I find this so frustrating.
  4. Need assistance

    What is it that you wanted to know from these former students?
  5. Is my application that weak?

    I also believe that this person is probably trying to undermine you. I don't know why, I find it strange (jealousy, who knows!) Apply anyway, you've got nothing to lose. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no. When that happens, you can always try the following year. I am irritated that someone told you something like this when you sound like a great candidate. Whenever someone tells me I can't or shouldn't do something, I still manage to accomplish it and do it. But that's just me. You sound like a strong candidate. Don't let that person mess with your confidence. Good luck!
  6. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    Same here
  7. MSW starting Fall 2017

    One of my profs told me I should do a PhD. I am considering it more and more seriously I have to admit.
  8. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    Yes, I see it. It's on the page right before you can get access to your form in progress. I don't know if I explain it well, but it's the step before you can access your form.
  9. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    I also saw that we need to enter our FRQSC password in Common Canadian CV website. So confusing.
  10. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    I can translate what they are saying if that's helpful to you. So they are saying that it is normal that we do not see the section for referees, that it's a bug. They are asking to not add them once again otherwise they will appear twice. They suggest verifying the section "Autres statuts" to be able to see their names.
  11. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    I am using the French version as well, and I still don't see my referees.
  12. FRQSC (Quebec) 2018/2019

    Wow. I entered the emails of the two profs that have accepted to write a LOR for me. Now I log in and I don't see their names and emails anymore. I'm assuming it's a bug from their new system. Does anyone else have trouble with their new website?
  13. Number of hours: class vs. homework/study

    Hello everyone, so we're three weeks into the semester now. I can say that I am not behind in terms of readings and assignments. But it's a hell lot of work. On top of that, I am going to Parliament Hill in two weeks because I was selected to be a spokesperson in my country for a cause that's very dear to me. And I am also co-coordinating a program at my uni with two others girls. I registered to take yoga and sports classes. But wow, it's a lot. I was also very involved during my undergraduate studies and I managed. I know i am going to manage this time around but it requires a lot of energy and effort on my part, even though I love what I am studying.
  14. MSW Student Career Uncertainty- Please Advise

    Ok wow. I wrote this loooong reply and then it all got erased. So I’m restarting. What you are describing is very typical of social workers, especially social workers entering the workforce. There is always a discrepancy between what we are taught in school and what actually happens on the ground. Most of us enter this field because we want to help people, especially vulnerable and marginalized communities. But I think what you are describing is normal because the current social, economic and political context in the Western world (budget cuts, austerity measures, neoliberalism, all dynamics that are very present in the Western world right now) makes it difficult for social workers to feel that they are providing any meaningful help to their clients. I would say that this is true also in the community sector where funding is scarce very often, and in the public sector, social workers end up doing things that are very dehumanizing instead of spending actual times with their clients (for instance: statistics that are supposed to represent "efficiency" and "productivity"). I did a placement at a hospital a few years back as a social work intern and I hated every second of it. It was a very tough experience for me. And I could sense that even though my supervisors or colleagues had been in the field for a few years now, that they did not seem to enjoy their work anymore. I found it extremely hard on my mental health. I was never looking forward to my stage whenever I woke up in the morning and was always entering the hospital with high anxiety. Not a very pleasant experience. However, this experience has made me realize that I want to be in academia rather than being a clinical social worker. I do believe that clinical experience is important to inform my research work. But in the long run, I want to be a professor in post-secondary studies in social work (either in college or university) and do research. Also, the problem might also be clientele. I do believe that any social worker will encounter crisis situations anywhere they go in their career, but depending on the clientele you're working with, you can "limit" that. I would say it's inevitable, that crises from clients and/or their families will pop up at some point. But I know that depending on the setting, that might be less likely to happen. The beauty of social work is that you can literally work with any clientele you want. So that might be something to consider as well.
  15. Advice for someone outside of social work

    Hello, I live in Canada so what I am about to say is applicable to what I have observed in my city (others, feel free to jump in if you have more precisions or nuances to make). I've seen a couple of students from other fields join the social work It's not that unusual. Usually, they do a qualifying year (a year with a few undergraduate courses from the BSW program so they can get a foundation of what social work is without having to do a full BSW) and then join the MSW the following year. Maybe it's different elsewhere but that's what I've seen so far in my city. Your volunteer work counts. Most social work programs are looking for "well-rounded" individuals, so grades aren't always the only thing that matters. Also, there is a major difference between social work and psychology in my opinion. Social work has a macro understanding of social issues while psychology is more of a one-on-one typical counseling aspect to it. However, a lot of social workers decide to go in clinical practice or work at both levels (micro AND macro). I also know that it depends on the type of school you're going to, some schools are more focused on developing clinical skills while others focus on the macro and socio-political aspects of social problems. It depends on the kind of analysis you make of these things. I personally was hesitating between social work and psychology for a long time prior to doing my BSW and then decided to go for social work mainly because of its analysis of social problems that resonates a lot more with me. Good luck!