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How a Master’s in Social Work Can Help You Reach Your Goals

For the career-minded nonprofit professional, a master’s degree in social work (MSW) can open a lot of doors. Social work encompasses many type of jobs, but they all have a common feature: they help people and communities, often through direct service. Beyond the degree itself, master’s programs in this field teach valuable, transferable skills. Graduates […]

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Going Back to Graduate School? 4 Tips to Start Strong

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Back-to-school jitters aren’t just for young kids. If you’re heading back to graduate school this fall after taking a few years off, it’s totally normal to be nervous about the adjustment. After all, it has probably been a while since you’ve had to deal with homework, group projects, and professors. As an adult, you can […]

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How One Columbia Student is at Work to Do Good

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From fine arts to philanthropy When Daniel Salas, a professional ballet dancer based in New York City, was searching for the next step in his career, he knew he wanted to continue to bring ballet to the world. This time, however, he was looking for an opportunity to nurture the art form off the stage, […]

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Ask Alexis | Should I Go Back to School?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve recently stumbled across Idealist and your column in general. I’ve been out of school for about a year and a half but am having trouble landing the full-time gig. My degree is in sociology and I know I want to work in social services with kids specifically, but the problem I […]

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