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  1. Hello everyone, I was just accepted to Fullerton's full-time MSW program and that and Cal State Long Beach are tied for my top choices. I have not heard back from Long Beach yet but I was already leaning towards Fullerton before getting accepted. Does anyone have any info regarding which program might potentially have a stronger program. I gave spoken to a few different local social workers and professors and, naturally, some recommend Fullerton and some say Long Beach but all say either would be good. Can anyone provide me with any further advice? Thanks in advanced for your input!
  2. Hi all so I'm a first year photography grad and so far, putting it lightly, things have been a dumpster fire. Long story short, the head of the area (who is the only dedicated faculty atm for the dept) has been "retired" and the school has dumped everything on the visiting professor starting mid semester in the Fall. Due to all of this myself and the other grads haven't had much guidance; we've been kind of orphaned in a way. My whole experience so far has been really awful, and I need some advice or feedback on my work. I went to a conference recently and had my portfolio reviewed; the general consensus is that I need some kind of research element to attach with my imagery. I am struggling to figure this out, I don't even know where to begin honestly. My subject matter is oriented around insects and small plant life, making work has been extra trifling this semester because I'm in Iowa and everything is hiding (I'm from the South so this hasn't been an issue in the past). Here is a link to my website for anyone interested in seeing my work. https://n3aphotography.weebly.com/
  3. Hi all so I'm a first year photography grad and so far, putting it lightly, things have been a dumpster fire. Long story short, the head of the area (who is the only dedicated faculty atm for the dept) has been "retired" and the school has dumped everything on the visiting professor starting mid semester in the Fall. Due to all of this myself and the other grads haven't had much guidance; we've been kind of orphaned in a way. My whole experience so far has been really awful, and I need some advice or feedback on my work. I went to a conference recently and had my portfolio reviewed; the general consensus is that I need some kind of research element to attach with my imagery. I am struggling to figure this out, I don't even know where to begin honestly. My subject matter is oriented around insects and small plant life, making work has been extra trifling this semester because I'm in Iowa and everything is hiding (I'm from the South so this hasn't been an issue in the past). Here is a link to my website for anyone interested in seeing my work. https://n3aphotography.weebly.com/
  4. Hi, all. I know this is a looong explanation; please bear with me, because I desperately need advice! **Background: Got BA in Psych, then worked as a community support provider for a year at a MHC for adults with mental illness. Fall 2016, I applied for a MSW program and got in. I've been at school for 4 weeks (I'm no longer at the job). Problem: Up until spring of 2017, which was AFTER my program accepted me, I wanted to be a therapist. I am introverted but (IMO) good at helping people work through their problems, and I generally enjoy doing so. But I often found my MHC job to be incredibly stressful, and many of my therapist coworkers seemed overwhelmed, stressed, and didn't particularly like their jobs. A couple quit or moved departments because of the huge caseloads, bunches of paperwork, and stress of the job (seemed like a bad sign). However, I had already formally decided to go to school, so I continued with that plan. Honestly, I loved and cared about my clients, but I found the constant worries of suicide (and homicide) were too emotionally taxing for me despite being fairly successful at my job. After the first half year, I started dreading work because I'd worry so much, in spite of my previous training. I found it difficult to have the energy to do anything after work. Self-care and coping skills helped somewhat, but I still did not often look forward to my job. This intensely concerned me, because I want to have a career that helps people, but one that I can also enjoy (aka stress is manageable) and that is sustainable for me long-term. My professors seem to think I just need better coping skills, but I'm not sure that the intensity of SMI/crisis clinical work is for me. But, it's hard to give up my dream of therapy. I don't want to continue with my MSW for no reason, but I don't want to give up on it too early, either. I have faith there could be a clinical career out there that fits me. Thus, I was thinking I could: 1. Shift my career focus to addressing people's general life problems ("counseling"?), not geared toward SMI. Sort of like counseling psych v. clinical psych. I thought this might decrease the number of crisis situations that always sent me into an internal tizzy. But is this kind of work even possible for a SWer to obtain when just starting out-- or even in the future afterward? 2. EAP counseling, because it seems to me this is also more life-problem and not crisis/SMI based, and I could merge my Psych and Business interests. But it appears difficult to break into that field. Am I being unrealistic in hoping to do more "general counseling" or EAP type work? Should I go find something more "behind the scenes" to do with my MSW? (I've thought of grant writing or program planning, but have no current experience there.) TL;DR : Find working with/counseling SMI/crisis clients very stressful- wondering if more general counseling about life issues, or EAP careers, are realistic and less stressful for a future entry-level MSW grad. Desire to help others while moderating own stress level for more sustainable career. Willing to consider other options if suggested.
  5. So..long post ahead... For a while now I'd been committed to going to law school. I took the LSAT this past February for the 2nd time in hopes I'd do well enough for my target schools for matriculation this fall (top 20 range). Not to be...So at this point I'm considering other graduate options (though I'm pretty sure I'll take the LSAT again later this year), but with no real direction (BA in Philosophy so go figure). At this point I'm looking at everything from Economics to Psychology (minored in both), but I know I'd need some prerequisite courses to be seriously considered. My question is, can I just take credited non-degree courses to fulfill these admission requirements? If so, is this route looked down upon by admission committees? I'm assuming it'd be similar to the undergrad admission process? Transcripts, LORs, placement/assessment tests? I apologize for my lack of insight and seeming lack of direction and committance...kinda been haunting me my entire life... Any advice will be appreciated!
  6. Hello, I am currently sturying B.Sc. in Accounting and Audit in Kazakhstan. I will graduate in June 2016. The language of instruction is English. Recently I applied for the M.Sc. in Economics in Germany. However, they rejected me because my home university is not recognised in Germany as a higher education institution. The university does not have HEI accreditation. I am applying for the M.Sc. in Economics, Finance or Business for the universitites with no tuition fees for the winter semester 2016. Give me advice, please. Thank you very much.
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