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SJSU School of Social Work: MSW Information Session - Shared screen with speaker view
lily kotansky
40:59
Oakland! :)
Alejandra Zavala
41:00
Salinas, California
Jeanniffer Prieto
41:01
San Diego
Mireya Diaz
41:02
Salinas, CA
Jennifer Mansfield
41:02
Alameda, CA
Alex
41:03
Bakersfield.
Laurel LeMohn
41:03
Mendocino, CA
CASSANDRA DEE
41:05
Sacramento
Bailey Howard
41:06
Chico, CA
Cinthia Alfredo Hernandez
41:06
Richmond, CA
Odalis (oh-DAH-lees) Coronado
41:06
Arcata, CA
Marisa Gonzales
41:06
Hayward
Ruby (she/her/hers)
41:07
Mountain View, CA
Vanessa beas
41:07
Salinas ca
Christina Winn
41:07
Santa Clara, CA
Chloe Doporto
41:08
Davis, CA
Zachary Galasi
41:08
Los Angeles
Miesha Gammage
41:08
I am in the City of Tracy
Marion Elise Hilsinger
41:09
Orinda, CA
Kianni
41:10
San Diego
Eliza Taylor
41:11
San Francisco, CA
Martha Gonzalez
41:11
San Bruno, CA
Tania Velazquez
41:13
Hello everyone! Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Santiago
41:13
Gilroy,CA
Genesis Aguilar (She, her, hers)
41:15
Salinas, CA
Yasmin Mora
41:16
San Carlos, CA
Natalie Bernal
41:17
San Mateo,CA
Adriana N.
41:17
Belmont, CA
Allison Cospin
41:18
San Bruno, CA
Heather
41:19
Santa Cruz, CA
Catrina Wright
41:19
San Jose, CA
VIET PHAN
41:19
MIlpitas
Elina Coulter
41:20
San rafael
Diana Magana
41:21
Watsonville, CA
InnaParavian
41:21
LA, CA
Magdalena Lazaro
41:21
San Jose, CA
Jasmine Swearingen
41:22
Antioch
Emily Tingle
41:22
Oakland, CA!
Juanita Villanueva
41:24
San Jose
Lauren Quong
41:24
Santa Rosa
Rachel Hernandez
41:26
San Jose, CA
Stanislav Fedechkin
41:26
Santa Cruz
Sun Lim
41:27
Gilroy, CA
Ellen Flamen
41:30
Palo Alto
Sarahi Macias
41:30
West Covina
Pearl Bray Chavez
41:33
Milpitas CA
Kyle Smith
41:41
San Luis Obispo
Stephanie Gonzalez
41:41
Salinas/San Jose
Jessica Dam
41:48
DTSJ :)
Elina Coulter
46:59
Want to help people
Laurel LeMohn
47:03
I want to help as many people as possible
Kaylan LiCausi
47:04
Helping others is very fulfilling for me, and fits my skill set.
Jennifer Mansfield
47:06
to help preserve families
Jessica Santiago
47:06
To help
Ellen Flamen
47:08
help people in need
Stanislav Fedechkin
47:12
Be of service in my community
Genesis Aguilar (She, her, hers)
47:12
help
Marion Elise Hilsinger
47:16
To support my community
Alejandra Zavala
47:19
I love to help others, especially in my community
Jessica Dam
47:20
Want to advocate for disadvantaged groups
Natalie Bernal
47:21
To continue in assisting my community
Yvette McKinney
47:22
I want to be able to help others in the community.
Allison Cospin
47:22
I want to help preserve and unite families
Heather
47:23
Relational orientation with care/attn to the systems that impact individuals, families, communities
Kianni
47:23
helping others get their needs met to increase quality of life
Yasmin Mora
47:24
Passion to help my community especially Latinx community
Miesha Gammage
47:25
Currently, I am a Child Welfare Social Worker from San Clara County. I love working with families and protecting our children
Tania Velazquez
47:25
To work for and with others.
Lauren Quong
47:27
I help those with mental health challenges,
Kyle Smith
47:27
to engage in life long advocacy for disenfranchised groups
Chloe Doporto
47:29
I had previously been working in a Head Start program because my passion is to help children who are at risk, but I didn't feel like I could do enough in that position
Dayana Castaneda
47:29
Support my community, want to help
lily kotansky (she/her/hers)
47:29
Justice and Equity, serving others and connecting with humanity
Bailey Howard
47:30
I am almost done with my bachelors in Psychology and I wanted to help a lot of different people and advocate for groups
Odalis (oh-DAH-lees) Coronado
47:33
doing the heart work
Jasmine Swearingen
47:33
I have a deep desire to help people and advocate for those who don’t have a voice
Stephanie Gonzalez
47:35
Using my knowledge and experiences to change and help the life of others despite where they come from.
Rubi Jaime
47:37
it gives me a purpose to help others
Martha Gonzalez
47:42
To better support and advocate for my community
Paola Quintanilla
47:43
To support and advocate for families and individuals who may not have the resources
InnaParavian
47:45
To relieve people's suffering, fight for social justice, and improvelives in community
Alex
47:47
I want to work in/with a specific community and the best way to help them is by being a social worker. I’d also love to help communities different from my own.
Sun Lim
47:47
Empower
Rachel Hernandez
47:47
I want to advocate for others in the community
Christina Winn
47:48
To gain more knowledge to help my community
Estrella Mejia
47:51
I have been in the field of Social work for the past 8 years and I want to continue to further my education and give back to the under served communities
Ruby (she/her/hers)
47:54
I want to be in a profession where I can lead people to resources, and where they can discover that they are very capable!
Magdalena Lazaro
47:58
i want to help and inspire at risk youth with my personal story. Help them further their education.
cindy patterson
48:11
help people, veterans and homeless, portable skill, flexibility, not income!
lily kotansky (she/her/hers)
50:57
I appreciate your amendment to the introduction!
Estrella Mejia
01:01:00
so full time its 5 classes and field . and parttime ?
Mayte Lopez
01:04:36
so for the MSW program we will not be able to choose the times and classes of our choice right?
Rachel Hernandez
01:06:19
Are you able to apply for your place of employment to be considered for your internship?
Zachary Galasi
01:06:52
Is there flexibility in changing from a 2 year to a 3 year program after being admitted?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:07:17
These are great questions! We will have a Q&A at the end of the presentation and we will be going over a lot of these great questions throughout the presentation!
Jasmine Swearingen
01:07:49
For the online program, the classes are only during the day or are there nighttime options?
Magdalena Lazaro
01:07:52
For the MSW program internship, can you do your internship at the same agency as in your BASW internship?
Derek Wang
01:09:41
@Magdalena Yes, although we encourage you to intern at a different internship agency
Ruby (she/her/hers)
01:10:20
After reading through the application requirements/materials, I did not find anything that mentioned a need to submit a Statement of Purpose. For the MSW program, would we submit "Not Applicable" on the CalStateApply application for this part? Thank you!
Magdalena Lazaro
01:11:25
Thank You Derek Wang!
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:18:26
Online 2-Year MSW: https://study.sjsu.edu/onlinemsw21-webinarOnline 1-Year MSW: https://study.sjsu.edu/onlinemswas21-webinar
Genesis Aguilar (She, her, hers)
01:19:32
I also had the same question as Ruby
Laurel LeMohn
01:20:06
To clarify, the online program does not accept FAFSA but the in-person program does?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:20:14
Thank you Genesis and Ruby! We will go over this towards the end of the presentation.
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:20:48
Special Session students qualify for FAFSA, but not certain stateside financial aid due to not paying state tuition fees
Mayte Lopez
01:25:12
what is the link for the Title IV-E?
Dr. Lee (he, him, his)
01:26:31
https://www.sjsu.edu/title4e/Title IV-E website
Mayte Lopez
01:26:54
Thank you
Stanislav Fedechkin
01:27:28
Are the internships paid?
Dr. Lee (he, him, his)
01:27:39
For those interested in a career in child welfare, consider IV-E. That would include an additional application process.
Chloe Doporto
01:28:45
I apologize if you answered this already my connection isn't great, for the IV-E are there specific eligibility requirements?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:29:09
Hi Stanislav, unfortunately, the majority of internships are unpaid, although some agencies may offer their own specific stipends.
Laurel LeMohn
01:29:35
Do you have internships available in Mendocino?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:29:57
Hi Chloe, yes, and additional criteria information is listed on the Title IV-E website
Chloe Doporto
01:30:07
Thank you!
Stanislav Fedechkin
01:30:19
Ok, thanks. Is it possible to do an internship at an agency where you already have a paid position?
Ellen Flamen
01:31:20
Are Stanford hospitals on your approved list for internships?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
01:31:48
Yes, it is possible, but there is a petitioning process that is required and it is not guaranteed that this arrangement will be approved.
Ellen Flamen
01:35:30
How do we connect with Alumni?
Dr. Lee (he, him, his)
01:38:56
Our Social Work Alumni Association contacts areNicole Dhamnaskar: nicoledhamnaskar@gmail.comCarlos Bejarano: regionb@naswca.org
Dr. Lee (he, him, his)
01:40:05
Also ask around agencies with social workers; many in the geographic area are SJSU alums or familiar with our programs. Ask what we do well and what we need to do better.
Mayte Lopez
01:41:34
where can we find this recording after the session?
Estrella Mejia
01:42:56
if we can do the Internship on the weekend would that be allowed ?
Dr. Lee (he, him, his)
01:43:03
This recording and other materials will be posted in the next few days. In the meantime, please review the resources already available; they are useful!
Dr. Lee (he, him, his)
01:43:32
https://www.sjsu.edu/socialwork/admissions/msw-applying/index.html
Mayte Lopez
01:45:11
Thank You
Derek Wang
01:47:34
@Estrella internship during the weekends are very rare and require specific approval (supervisor must also be working during the weekend). My recommendation is to expect that weekend internship opportunities are not available.
Kaylan LiCausi
01:48:14
How can we access the list of approved agencies for internship?
Estrella Mejia
01:50:10
thank you
Derek Wang
01:50:11
Hi Kaylan, we generally don't release the list. A sample of the list can be found here: https://www.sjsu.edu/socialwork/for-students/field/index.html.
Sherry
01:50:55
What’s the difference between LCSW and counselor ? since both of them can apply counseling service.
Derek Wang
01:51:01
If you have questions about whether we have specific partnerships with certain agencies, you can inquire with me in chat privately. We cannot ensure a student's placement at a certain agency.
Megan Aikawa
01:56:36
Do you have any numbers/stats for the number of MSW students who have a BASW vs other undergrad degrees?
Sarai Jimenez
01:57:42
How many units for the summer bridge program?
Sarai Jimenez
01:58:38
So summer bridge program is NOT covered by the county funding?
Mayra Herrera
01:58:59
if we want to go the LCSW route in the future, which program (emphasis) would be best to apply to?
Marion Elise Hilsinger
02:01:27
On a similar thread as Mayra, do you have information on what percentage of SJSU grads pass the LCSW exam on their first try?
Alejandra Zavala
02:02:13
Is there any spring admissions for the programs?
Alejandra Zavala
02:02:44
I graduate FA21, so I’m wondering if I’d have to wait to begin or can jump in during SPR22.
Magdalena Lazaro
02:02:58
Does the advanced standing “prevent” you from getting jobs compared to the two year MSW program? Jobs such as school social worker?
Stephanie Gonzalez
02:03:49
Will SJSU ID# be different than the undergrad SJSU ID#?
Elizabeth Gomez
02:05:20
I see that the maximum length for the personal statement is 3000 words, but is there a range that is more preferred? I know other schools are asking 2-3 pages
Jose Lupercio
02:06:29
Will the SJSU ID# be the same as your undergrad ID? (sjsu alumni)
Laurel LeMohn
02:06:35
When will interviews be held?
Magdalena Lazaro
02:06:46
I also have a question like Elizabeth. Does the personal statement need to be single or double spaced?
Jessica Dam
02:08:31
For our resumes, do we only include social work-related experiences?
lily kotansky (she/her/hers)
02:08:36
Just confirming, we do not need to add “Experiences” to the Cal State Apply application? Thank you!
Elina Coulter
02:08:43
If some undergraduate units are from community college or other colleges, but those GPAs are integrated into the final bachelor’s degree transcript, do we need to submit transcripts from all undergraduate credits?
Yvette McKinney
02:09:13
Are the questions that your references have to answer available to review?
Estrella Mejia
02:10:13
online it said that for the part time program references are optional. however is it a recommended to place them anyway ?
Estrella Mejia
02:10:35
the interviews are for all 3 programs or just advanced standing??
Sarah Kenny
02:10:40
Does the personal statement need to be written in narrative format or can they be numbered?
Stephanie Gonzalez
02:11:23
If I took 2 GE classes in SJCC does the transcript need to be sent to the GAPE office?
Rocio
02:18:04
On cal state apply, You have a box to enter your statement of purpose. Should we enter our statement there as well as the MSW app?
Sherry
02:19:04
What’s the difference between MFT and LCSW?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
02:19:39
Hi Rocio, just on the MSW application if you are applying for SJSU. If you are applying to other MSW programs, they may require that you submit your statement of purpose in Cal State Apply, but our SJSU MSW program does not require you submit documents through Cal State Apply.
Laurel LeMohn
02:19:47
When will interviews be held?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
02:19:49
But please be sure to submit the Cal State Apply application
Odalis (oh-DAH-lees) Coronado
02:20:45
If I am taking a grad writing proficiency exam, could the GWAR get waived?
Yasmin Mora
02:20:49
how many students get admitted?
Jennifer Mansfield
02:21:28
What are the sizes of each co-hort?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
02:22:12
Please feel free to unmute and ask your questions if you wish to do so!
Jessica Santiago
02:22:15
When does one usually hear back on whether one is admitted?
Christina Winn
02:22:15
is a letter of recommendation from a past professor required?
Marion Elise Hilsinger
02:22:22
Do you have information on what percentage of SJSU grads pass the LCSW exam?
Alejandra Zavala
02:22:59
Is there any spring admissions for the programs?
I graduate FA21, so I’m wondering if I’d have to wait to begin or can jump in during SPR22.
Giavanni Hurtado
02:23:09
where and when will this recording be posted ?
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
02:23:49
Hi Alejandra, we do not have Spring admissions
Timothy Nguyen (he, him, his)
02:24:06
Hi Giavanni, this recording will be posted on our website on the application page
Christina Winn
02:24:09
Thank you!!
Jessica Dam
02:24:31
For #3 of the prereqs for advanced standing on the website, it states "At least 400 hours of recent social work related experience (cumulative internship, paid, or volunteer experience) in addition to the minimum internship hours requirement for the BSW/BASW degree." Does this mean that 800 hours is required? I completed 400 hours as part of my senior year internship.
Jessica Dam
02:24:44
For our resumes, do we only include social work-related experiences?
Jennifer Mansfield
02:25:27
Is the 150-180 students that you admit in all cohorts? Can you provide a breakdown for the 2-year, 3-year and hybrid program?
Sarahi Macias
02:25:40
Is there a capstone project or exam?
Sherry
02:25:55
What’s the difference between MFT and LCSW?
Marion Elise Hilsinger
02:26:02
I’m interested in hearing more about what you might recommend regarding the writing sample we are asked to submit as part of the application. Thank you!
Rachel Hernandez
02:26:10
For field internship, can you apply to use your place of employment for an internship?
Alejandra Zavala
02:28:32
Can we apply to multiple programs at first? For example, apply for on campus & the online/hybrid?
Giavanni Hurtado
02:29:07
will the advanced standing program be offered permanently every year from now on?
CASSANDRA DEE
02:29:41
Thank you! Very thoughtful and informative.
Rocio
02:29:45
Thank you!
Sarahi Macias
02:29:48
Thank you!