SoFloHomo Posted March 23, 2021 Share Posted March 23, 2021 As the title says, I'm one month from graduating with my BSW. I have truly succeeded in my bachelor's program; I am graduating with honors (summa cum laude), I have made enough connections to last my career, I regularly work with the NASW... I have been published, and I have agreements to do more writing. I'm very humble, so the attention that I have received has been very odd, but I feel like I need to point it out to share this story. I'm in my field internship this last semester. Once a month we have our seminar, which is supposed to be on-campus and zoom optional, and since it's the last one (and the last class of undergrad), I decided to go. Whoops... it was all online, so I just sat outside on a bench and took it from my laptop. According to my classmate, I was wide away, paying attention, my head started spinning, and I just collapsed into my laptop as they all watched my face hit the monitor over Zoom. I passed out / fainted. I went to the doctor today, I need to go to a specialist. The school of social work told me that I can't go to my internship for a week. But why was I asked to have a meeting with the director of the school of social work? A meeting that has the same name as the "we think you're going to fail and this is your last chance" meeting? I have really bad luck with one thing - people see me and presume I'm stressed, or sad, or angry... and I'm not feeling any of those things. That person then asks my supervisor if I'm okay, since I look "stressed", "sad," "angry,".... and then my supervisor always says the truth, "no, he's fine." And then I always get in trouble for it. That it's my responsibility and a internal customer service skill for the presumption to be that I'm always happy and cheery. What ever happened to, "excuse me, why are you judging me? I didn't realize that my face was part of your job description." Any thoughts about this conference? I'm super stressed out about it, and it didn't help that my school called to tell me that if they don't receive my field review my next month they won't consider me for the MSW program (my field instructor hasn't done my field review yet). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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