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Deana A.

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Posted on May 10, 2016

I would like to create a non profit organization that serves to teach students across the country about the importance of mental health, as well as improving their mental health through education, screenings, and referrals to professionals.

Context: My senior year of high school I am taking steps to create a mental health club at my high school. It will include information and action to the student body. After graduation I plan to attend the University of North Texas and receive my bachelor's degree in either Social Work or Psychology. Post graduation I will spend two years living at home and get a job as an Americorps Vista, getting more credentials with organization, event planning, and working with children, as well as gaining experience in the non profit field. I will then go to UNC for a MSW on advanced standing, so I will only need to spend one year of field work to get my degree. Hopefully I will get a job at a non profit organization and start paying off my student loans. Once I have paid them off I will start my own non profit.
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Posted on May 08, 2016

I would like to create a non profit organization that serves to teach students across the country about the importance of mental health, as well as improving their mental health through education, screenings, and referrals to professionals.

Context: My senior year of high school I am taking steps to create a mental health club at my high school. It will include information and action to the student body. After graduation I plan to attend the University of North Texas and receive my bachelor's degree in either Social Work or Psychology. Post graduation I will spend a year living at home and get a job at the library as an Americorps Vista, getting more credentials with organization, event planning, and working with children, as well as gaining experience in the non profit field. I am not sure where to go after that.
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Deana A. Aug 02 34 views

What policy jobs can I get without an MPP?

I just finished a summer program in public policy, and discovered that while I love the topic, I'm not a big fan of how it is taught in MPP programs. What kind of jobs in public policy can I get without a degree? If I want to do policy advocacy, should I go ahead and pursue the degree? #policy...

#masters-degree #job #career #public-policy

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Deana A. Dec 18, 2018 131 views

How do I learn about public policy as a social work student?

I'm interested in doing public policy and community organizing in the future, but I'm currently a social work student. There are only 2 classes about policy for social work, and I completed one with not a lot learned. I am pursuing a political science minor, but there are no classes on policy...

#social-work #political-science #politics #social-justice #policy

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Deana A. Jun 22, 2018 215 views

What can I do to prepare for a career in Public Policy?

I am currently in the social work program at my college, with a minor in political science. There are only 3 classes in public policy available at my school, which I plan to take in the next 3 years. I am interested in macro social work and social policy. What can I do as a college student with...

#social-work #school #government #public-policy

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Deana A. May 24, 2018 178 views

What is it like working in public policy?

I am getting a degree in social work, but my interest lies in the macro side of the profession. I was looking at getting a degree in public policy after I finish undergrad, but I'm not sure what exact jobs there are in public policy. What skills are taught? Would I work for a company or for a...

#social-work #political-science #graduate-school #public-policy #mpp #policy

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Deana A. May 24, 2018 201 views

How to Get Out the Vote?

Have any professionals been involved in civic engagement? I want to get more young people on my college campus involved in voting and the political process, and I would love to draw on you experiences. I'm a member of the College Democrats, Ignite, AAUW, and SGA; all of these organizations are...

#civic-engagement #political-science #politics #voting #civics #college #social-media

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Deana A. May 24, 2018 178 views

What specific skills do I need to be a community organizer?

Right now I am a social work major with a minor in political science at a university in Texas. I want to go into community organizing in the local area, and in the future in other areas. I have a broad idea of what a community organizer does, but I would love to get firsthand information about...

#community-organizing #social-work #political-science #community

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Deana A. Feb 13, 2018 185 views

How can I fundraise professionally?

I was offered a scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, but it only offers tuition. I will be responsible for paying for my transportation, as well as another conference prior to this. I would appreciate advice for asking for funding from...

#fundraising #conference #money #college

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Deana A. Jan 09, 2018 302 views

How do I create my own internship opportunity?

This summer I want to pursue an internship in government or nonprofits. In my local area there aren't a lot of opportunities for me, a first year college student. What would be the best way to approach some of the places and people I am interested in working with to create my own internship...

#nonprofits #experience #social-work #government #internships #civic-and-social-organization #community-outreach

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Deana A. Nov 29, 2017 385 views

Can I get advice on social work and politics?

Right now I am pursuing a bachelors degree in Social Work. I am also pursuing a minor in public administration and a certificate in community resource management. Recently I have become interested in politics and local government. If I do eventually run for office or pursue a local government...

#social-work #politics #government #political-campaigns #local-government

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Deana A. Jul 14, 2017 889 views

Clubs vs Internships Freshman year of college

I'm an incoming freshman for this fall, and the college I am attending has so many opportunities. To the professionals and former college students, I wanted to ask: is it more important to get involved in clubs and organizations my first year on campus, or should I be pursuing more professional...

#college-advice #internships #college #career-decisions

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Deana A. Apr 26, 2017 4059 views

Master's in Public Administration vs Master's in Social Work

I plan to get my bachelor's degree in social work with a focus on community organization and nonprofit managment. I want to work with nonprofit programs and government programs in the future, and I would on e day love to start my own nonprofit organization. Would it be more beneficial for me to...

#nonprofits #public-administration #social-work #social-services #nonprofit-management #public-service

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Deana A. Jan 15, 2017 580 views

What are the negative aspects of graduating from university early?

I plan to attend the University of North Texas in the fall. After going over a course plan that I found for my major, social work, I realized that I will not be spending 4 years there. I have accumulated enough AP and dual credit hours to graduate in 3 years if I take 15 hours each semester. My...

#social-work #university #graduation #undergraduate #college

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Deana A. Dec 07, 2016 875 views

What does a first job represent?

I'm a high school senior looking for a part time position as my first job. Should a first job like this be focused on whatever is available, or should it connect to the career I want to pursue in the future. For context, I want to work as a macro social worker in the future, but there are few...

#social-work #social-services #job-search #retail #career

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Deana A. Dec 07, 2016 513 views

What is the best way to get into writing articles?

I want to begin submitting my writing to independent zines and magazine style websites that feature writers, but I do not know where to begin. Do you have any advice on where I can find people to write for, as well as how to become a better writer? Thank you! #journalism #writing...

#online-journalism #creative-writing #editorial-writing #magazines

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Deana A. Jul 28, 2016 556 views

Any experience with Americorps?

After I get out of college, I am considering joining Americorps and becoming a Vista becore getting a Master's in Social Work. Do you have any experience or advice for me about Americorps? Do you think this path would be beneficial in the career I am pursuing? #psychology #jobs #social-work...

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