A number of my peers are MSWs and I like the work. I would like to be able to advance further without moving into management. Is an MSW the right next step? [more inside]
I applied to one of the most competitive MSW programs with hopes of becoming a clinical social worker. I didn't get in. I'd rather not lower my standards and go to a less competitive school. This particular school is the one where I want to get my degree.
What can I do now to boost my application for next year or the year after that? I know the obvious answer would be to volunteer. More specifically: Where should I volunteer? In what capacity? How do I write an awesome essay and get great recommendation letters?
Also: what are some resources for the MSW application process?
Do I have an appropriate background for admissions to an MSW program? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
Do I stay for a few years where I'm unhappy to advance my career or do I move to be closer to nature/family/cool stuff? If I stay, how can I cope? [more inside]
What can I do to not freak out about student loan debt? [more inside]
Career Question: I am getting an MSW from Columbia and want to know what to do to be financially stable after gradutation. [more inside]
Is any Master's Degree better than no Master's Degree? [more inside]