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The New Social Worker is the quarterly magazine for social work students and recent graduates, focusing on social work careers for those new to the profession. This blog is a companion to the free online magazine at http://www.socialworker.com.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

I AM TUCKED AWAY IN THE MOUNTAINS of North Carolina with my husband and two other couples as we ring in 2010. We have been walking together, eating together, shopping together, and playing together for a couple of days. As we hugged and kissed and clicked champagne flutes at midnight (mine was filled with apple juice), one of my friends wished me the best in my new career of social work.

It is hard to believe I will graduate in four short months. (I will probably think, say, and write this a lot in the days to come). I need to stay focused on what is in front of me including my four classes and my internship concentration. I plan to stay the course and get everything I can out of the next 15 weeks. As soon as I finish the semester, my goal is to take the LMSW exam.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year. May all your goals and dreams be realized. I hope you will share your experiences with me in the upcoming days.

~Ms. T. J.


  1. Just wanted to say how I have enjoyed these blogs. I graduated in 2002 from Springfield College in Massachusetts and I would have so enjoyed this type of support and communication. I  also wanted to applaud you on your decision to sit for the exam. I still haven't and so wish I had taken the time when all was still fresh and new. Good luck and best wishes.

  2. Thanks, SaryJane!
    It's good to hear from you. Also nice to get feedback that it's a wise choice to sit for the exam. I wish for you all the motivation you need to tackle it now.
    T. J.

  3. I follow different blogs in the Social Work world, and yours is one I came across. Hearing from someone as they go through their education is a unique approach I hadn't seen. Anyway, I wish you all the best in the coming weeks and on your exam, from one LCSW to one of the next generation of rising Social Work stars!

    Scott Anderson, PhD, LCSW

  4. I appreciate that you took the time to jot down your thoughts. It motivates me to keep posting on this blog when I read comments like yours.
    ~Ms. T. J.