Category: Student Ambassador Blog

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Finding Work-Life Balance as an MSW Student

By Adeola A. (MSW’23) Self-care is such an important life skill to have, but learning it is easier said than done. We are encouraged to focus on self care all the time: in school, during classes, at work, and with our friends and family. But how can we take care of ourselves when our responsibilities […]

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Living in Allston: Tips from a BUSSW Student

By Isabella N. (MSW’24) If you’re new to Boston, it can be challenging to know the best neighborhoods for apartments outside of Boston University (BU) campus housing. I’d like to share my journey of finding an apartment and what I learned along the way to help you find your new Boston home. Finding an Allston […]

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A Field Ed Survival Guide from MSW Student Bianca V.

By Bianca V. (MSW’23) I entered my first year as a BUSSW student with a lot of preconceived ideas about what social work looked like in certain settings. I also thought I knew which populations I could work with based on my skill set and experience, or lack thereof (yes, you are not the only […]


Off-Campus Cohorts: An Essential Piece of Your MSW Journey

By Diego A. (MSW’23) There is no need to consider it a cliché: in BUSSW’s Off-Campus Program, I guarantee you’ll make a close personal connection with at least one other member of your cohort. The cohort model is an indispensable part of the BUSSW off-campus experience. Without them, completing the three years of classes and […]