Graduation Hindsight

Graduation brings a mixture of grief and excitement. Grief, due to the melancholy realization that the MSW journey has come to an end; being a student is wonderful in so many ways. And excitement, for the next step and for honoring all this hard work(!) For my last blog, I’d like ...

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A Student Perspective on the Certificate for Social Work with Latinos/as

The certificate program consists of 4 mandatory classes and a field placement that includes at least 30% time in Spanish. The four classes are: 1. Critical Perspectives in the Latino Context: taught by Oscar Samoza, this class is a great way to get a taste for using Spanish academically and to draw ...

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Why you should present at the Grad Research and Performance Summit

Last week, a group of students from the Certificate for Social Work with Latinos/as and I presented at the DU Graduate Research and Performance Summit (DU RAPS). Along with a handful of other MSW students, we contributed our perspective and shared a framework that can often be quite different from ...

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The Work-School Balance

As a work-study student in the admissions office, many prospective students ask me if people work in the program, if it’s possible, and if not, how on earth does anyone make ends meet? When I first came to GSSW for orientation, I remember worrying about my future schedule, consisting of work-study, internship, ...

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The Work-School Balance

As a work-study student in the admissions office, many prospective students ask me if people work in the program, if it’s possible, and if not, how on earth does anyone make ends meet? When I first came to GSSW for orientation, I remember worrying about my future schedule, consisting of work-study, internship, ...

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Mexico Trip Blog Site

I am both excited and nervous to head over to Puebla in a few days!! Here is where the Latino Certificate students will be posting about our trip experience. Feel free to read along :) Filed under: Uncategorized

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Public Transit in Denver

My old minivan, after years of valiant service, was taken out by a famous (yes, famous) Denver dip. I’ll admit, at first, I was thrown into panic at thought of getting to internship, school, work, and fun outings without old faithful. The flames of this fear were fanned by the ...

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What to do with Visitors in Denver!

Recently, my family visited Denver and in the midst of midterms I was wondering, “what in the heck am I going to do with you?”  For most, the promise of micro-brewed beer and hiking is enough but my mom doesn’t drink or hike….sooooo? Here are the activities we partook in ...

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