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Chat with Current Brown School Students: Part-Time Jobs - Shared screen with speaker view
Brianna Coppersmith
01:18
Hi Everyone, Welcome and thanks for joining! We'll get started soon!
Ben Gordon
08:38
did you say the school limits off campus work hours, or on-campus?
Ben Gordon
08:40
I missed that sorry
Lauren Drumgold
08:54
Being that you are working part time, what is your schedule like with classes, and working? what is a typical week/day like?
Alli
10:01
https://brownschool.wustl.edu/Life-at-Brown/Admitted-Student-Resources/Pages/Campus-Based-Fellowships.aspx
lenapeak
11:10
Are fellowships/RA positions posted throughout the year? Or only at the beginning of semesters?
katherineingersoll
11:52
as someone who went to washu undergrad, there is also jobs.wustl.edu that has all the job postings that are associated with washu across all campuses!
Thando Kunene
12:31
for MSW students, how do you balance part time work with practicum?
Sheniya S. Griffin
12:49
Can the ambassadors provide your emails just in case we want to contact you all directly to ask questions?
roseshapiro
13:25
Ali, did you reach out to professors about RA positions before the Fall or once arriving to campus?
Marquett
14:57
Can the ambassadors reintroduce themselves?
Cristian Vargas
15:00
@Sheniya of course! My email is cristianvargas@wustl.edu
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
15:35
s.kang@wustl.edu
Albert Pool
15:45
I've already applied to a few of the RA and fellowship positions that have been posted online. Do you know how long on average it usually takes to hear from the professors hiring these positions or does it just depend on the individual professor?
Alli
18:02
My email is a.gillespie@wustl.edu!
Sarah Bertman
18:56
Is it possible to find a field placement that is also paid?
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
21:00
Hi @lenapeak! So fellowships/RA positions are posted primarily at the beginning of semesters, but they will also appear throughout the semester and year on our job board Symplicity
Zoe Miller
21:11
Are students responsible for finding their own internship placements?
Nia’s iPhone
21:22
echoing Thando’s question from a bit earlier, Alli can you speak about for MSW students, how do you balance part time work with practicum?
Sheniya S. Griffin
21:52
This question is for Sarah and Cristian. I'm also interested in obtaining a MPH in health policy analysis. Did you all engage in anything specifically related to health policy analysis during your undergrad years that benefited you in getting started with your MPH degree?
Kyla Serres
23:10
Hi! I was wondering if most students have campus based jobs or off campus ones?
Terinia’s
23:16
is it smart to work a full time job! I work at a school and I’m nervous that I will have to find something else when that job is being in most of my income.
Thando Kunene
23:46
thanks!
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
24:06
Hi @Zoe Miller! For MSW and MPH programs, students are responsible for finding their own placements. This ensures that students are engaged with an organization that they are truly interested in. That being said, the office of field education is definitely a resource that should be utilized to help flex connections and networks to find more positions!
kevincasey
24:54
Outside of positions at Washington University, how is the overall job market in St Louis?
Christopher
25:26
is it possible to switch specialization in the MPH program?
U-nique's iPhone
25:51
Hi, not sure if you mentioned this because I just popped in but how is it with getting a job and going to school part time ? I will be in an apartment and I will need bills to be paid so how hard would that be to juggle?
Imani Belton
25:57
Is there potential for tuition remission, if you obtain an RA or GA position? If it is a possibility, is it a case by case basis?
Emi Kanda
26:13
Can I ask a general question? How soon into the MSW program do you need to declare a concentration? Is there room to explore some different courses?
Zoe Miller
26:14
How common is it to take evening courses (both MSW and MPH)?
Cristian Vargas
26:18
Just got another question about partnerships with UN agencies that may support students in their work in the final year on the governance and poverty reduction
U-nique's iPhone
26:20
and also, can you all go over you specializations in your MSW?
Lauren Drumgold
26:51
How do you think being a STEM major has helped you in your MPH studies?
Camryn Dillender
26:54
Im interested in the urban design specialization for the MPH program. Cristian and Sarah, do you know people in this?
Marquett
27:02
What made you chose MSW at WashU from other school you applied to
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
28:18
Hi @Christopher! It is definitely possible to switch specializations - more so during the first semester and less possible the further your progress in the program
Camryn Dillender
28:59
Also Alli and Sarah, you both mentioned you worked for a year or two before going to grad school. Would you take that path again and wait before applying?
Cristian Vargas
29:59
To answer Pervaiz's question, we have a couple of professors who have partnered with or consulted for UN agencies before, such as Lora Iannotti or Lindsay Stark, but as far as formal support for students from these UN agencies, as far as I'm aware, the UN agencies don't sponsor students, rather they sponsor the research
Marquett
30:07
What is your advice for undrgrad seniors uncertain as to whether to go to grad school or work after undergrad
Kimberly Cespedes
31:15
How likely are advanced social work students to get research assistantships? since our program is only 12 months
Hanna Jeong
31:34
For MSW, I understand that Human Behavior and Research Methods w/ Statistical Methods are 2 courses you can waive through the proficiency exams, but are there other 1st year courses we can skip if we have taken similar courses in undergrad? (for ex, Social Justice and Human Diversity)
My Nguyen
31:36
Could you talk about decision factors that you took into account when choosing MPH programs? (aka why did you choose WashU) Thanks!
Marquett
31:52
What is it like to be a traditional 2 yr social work program
Marquett
32:19
What's the hardest thing you had to face in the MSW program
fulden
32:44
With one or two part-time jobs, is it possible to cover both the complete tuition and fee of the university and our own expenses without any financial support from anyone or from family etc.? Or it is not realistic?
Ibura DeHaan
33:01
Are classes typically in the morning/afternoon? And how many days each week for the first semester for MPH?
Marquett
33:25
&MSW^^
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
36:35
Hi @Zoe Miller! evening classes are less popular but definitely an option!
Hanna Jeong
37:07
General Q: How do you like St. Louis as the background to your MSW experience? What's Brown School's relationship to the city like (is there mistrust from residents, gentrifying motives, etc)?
Grenisha Parker
37:41
I second this question:
Grenisha Parker
37:44
With one or two part-time jobs, is it possible to cover both the complete tuition and fee of the university and our own expenses without any financial support from anyone or from family etc.? Or it is not realistic?
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
39:43
Hi @Lauren Drumgold! Being a STEM major definitely helped for my MPH because 1) I had already fulfilled the human bio requirement 2) STEM and Public Health are so intertwined that I don't have to do extra googling on the fly whenever they discuss wet lab things (for example: when they currently talk about difficulties in testing and PCR) 3) Definitely made me a more disciplined student!
Cristian Vargas
42:42
@Kimberley 12 month-program students are just as likely as any other student to get a research assistantship, since professors hire every year so it's not a problem at all that the program is only 12 months long
Emi Kanda
42:45
what are the main distinctions between MPH and MSW?
Ethan Bradley
43:49
Hi! 1) Can research opportunities be legitimate ways of making money to pay for rent, etc. while in the program?
Ethan Bradley
45:20
2) As a master's student at an institution with a million grad and post-docs running around, do you feel like a grunt worker in projects you don't have any say in within the research opportunities available?
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
48:26
Hello @Ethan Bradley! 1) research opportunities can definitely be legitimate ways to make money to support your living expenses while you are in the program! 2) I would say that within my position I am doing both grunt work and also high level analysis. I am doing work to help with the completion of the project but also co-authoring papers and posters. So it is both high profile and also just doing the work to get things done :)
Christine Craig
48:31
It seems unique that the MSW and MPH programs are within the same school. How much overlap do you guys have in coursework/ how much do the two programs interact?
Camryn Dillender
49:17
Thank you!
Ethan Bradley
49:18
@Sarah, OK thanks!!
Mary-Brent
51:20
What are the proficiency exams like? Can we study for them to try to pass?
Chimezirim Ezeano
51:35
I need more clarification on available students loans(federal/ private) for international students, one that doesn't require a US cosigner
Chimezirim Ezeano
51:49
Hi everyone
Emi Kanda
52:36
What % of students are involved in research opportunities?
Janel Coleman
52:38
Are there TA opportunities ?
Alli
52:48
brownadmissions@wustl.edu
BINH NGUYEN
53:50
How does the school help students with family? is there a separate housing for student with family?
Mary-Brent
56:45
Thank you!
Sarah Kang MPH (she/her/hers)
57:09
My email is s.kang@wustl.edu! I know I kind of answered some questions in-depth and some more generally, if you had specific questions for me feel free to email!
Janel Coleman
57:44
Thanks!
BINH NGUYEN
58:31
Thank you
Brianna Coppersmith
59:17
We do -- link forthcoming about student researchers:
Brianna Coppersmith
59:44
1:43:I have gotten to work with a PhD student .... onracial disparities in school discipline in theSt. Louis area –looking at to eliminating the disproportionate rate of school suspensions for African Americans and those with disabilities .
Brianna Coppersmith
59:50
WOops--ignore that! Sorry!
Brianna Coppersmith
59:57
https://issuu.com/wustlbrownschool/docs/brown-school-msw-viewbook-2019-2020/20
kevincasey
59:57
I am interested in the possibility of global opportunities post-graduation. Would you feel that the MSW at the Brown School alone opens this door? I know that a second degree in Public Health would be helpful but would it be necessary?
Cristian Vargas
01:01:04
cristianvargas@wustl.edu for any other outstanding questions y'all may have!
Joshua Walehwa
01:01:16
@chimezirim feel free to reach out to financial aid for specific Financial Aid questions dominique.brown@wustl.edu
Alli
01:01:17
a.gillespie@wustl.edu
Sarah Bertman
01:01:34
Thank you!!
Alli
01:01:37
General questions: brownadmissions@wustl.edu
Albert Pool
01:01:44
Thank you for all of the great advice
mmoore
01:01:49
thanks so much!
Hanna Jeong
01:01:57
thank you!
Thando Kunene
01:02:00
thanks!!
Vivian Talamantes
01:02:02
Thank you!!
Ben Gordon
01:02:02
thanks a lot!
Yuyi Yang
01:02:05
Thank u!
Gabrielle Bomberg
01:02:06
Thank you for doing this and sharing your experiences! Be well!
Emi Kanda
01:02:07
Thank you!
Imani Belton
01:02:14
Thank you!
kevincasey
01:02:14
Thank you!!
Andrea Heredia
01:02:15
Thank you!!
Michael Scarboro
01:02:41
yikessss, I got my times mixed up. where can in find this recording?