Choosing a career can be daunting. But as you start down the path toward becoming a social work professional, it helps to have a map to help you plot your course. Have you decided on a school? Need help getting started writing your statement of purpose? Wondering what your new program expects from students? Deciding which internship best fits your interests? Curious about the benefits of social work professional organizations? Getting Your MSW: How to Survive and
Thrive in a Social Work Program, Second Edition has all the answers and so much more!
This user-friendly book guides the student through the decision-making process and necessary deliberations that all MSW students face. There are helpful guidelines and survival strategies for such things as time management and creating a support group that are important for a successful graduate school experience. This second edition has additional content and resources that make it easier to utilize as a quick handbook for potential and current students.
Karen M. Sowers (MSW, Florida State University; PhD, Florida State University) is Beaman Professor and dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Nationally known for her research and scholarship in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, cultural diversity, international social work practice, and social work education, she has served as a founding member of the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice and was the founding coeditor of Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal. Bruce A. Thyer, LCSW (MSW, University of Georgia; PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of social work and former dean of the School of Social Work at Florida State University. He has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Georgia.