Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I am a graduate student. I must be because I am so very lonely.

Well, I'm finishing up my first semester, so things on this blog are certainly slow. If you miss me that much, check out my interview with Persephone Magazine.

In the meantime, tap into your empathy by watching these Xtranormal vids about social work school.

This one points out a lot of the major flaws of social work education. I have to say though, I don't really think the job market is all THAT bad for MSWs. Is it? Maybe I am just showin' my NYU privilege here.

This is the greatest thing I've ever seen.
"Communities are organized groups that have been dynamically grouped into group-oriented communities."
"...You seem to be under a lot of stress. Should I be worried about you?"
"Systems theory."


  1. I think the problem is that people think that a MSW should instantly lead to a job for them. What they don't realize, is that if they're still the people that occupy the same space of the person that struggled to get a job before.

    I know that where I am, the "adequate" people didn't have too much of a problem getting a job, while the people that have always struggled, did.

  2. I think universities (mine in particular) really make you think you WILL instantly get a job. I know NYU drilled in this idea that you'll get these internships and omg, these internships might even hire you, AND most students have job offers months before they graduate, and b.s. b.s b.s, etc. This is not the case based on what I'm seeing, though I don't think my friends graduating will be unemployed for long. It's just not the giant pool of jobs that my school marketed there'd be.