Showing posts with label The New Social Worker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The New Social Worker. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Choosing the Right Social Work Graduate School for You!

Do you have questions about choosing the right social work graduate school?  Chances are, you do!  Your questions might include the following:

  • Does the school have the right accreditation?
  • What concentrations does the school offer?
  • How long does it take to complete the degree?
  • How much does it cost?
  • When should I apply?

THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine published an article on these and other questions you may have.  The article was published several years ago and is still just as relevant today!

Read it HERE!

Tell us what other questions you have that are not addressed in the article, or tell us about your experience in getting your questions answered.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tips on Making Your Social Work Grad School Application Stand Out

Robin R. Wingo, MSW, LISW

Applying for graduate school is a big step! Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s in social work or you have been out for a few years, preparing that application takes time, energy, and careful consideration. Your grades are only one indicator of readiness for graduate study. It is highly likely that you will be asked to write a professional statement or essay along with completing a standardized application form.  Although some admissions committees conduct personal admissions interviews, your first representation will be in writing, and your readiness will be evaluated on how you present yourself, your experiences, and your professional aspirations.
    Every graduate school’s application process is different. Some are fully online and others use hardcopy, but they are all looking for the same thing—students who can clearly and thoughtfully make a case for how they are the best fit for acceptance into that particular graduate program.
    As that applicant, you want to be successful, but making the most of the application process is a relatively unexamined process. Each program will provide forms and directions as part of the application, but little direction is provided regarding what works to meet the expectations.

A new article in THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine gives 14 tips for putting your best application forward.  Read it here:

Your Social Work Graduate School Application: 14 Tips to Help You Get an Acceptance Letter