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Reflections from Sami: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright said this of the city he helped shape with his amazing architecture. Millions of people come to admire Chicago every year for its art, food, parks, sports and amazing skyline. However, what brings […]

Reflections from Elise: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

SARDINES The streets in the Gold Coast are filled with a never-ending flow of people. In the morning, fast walkers swiftly navigate around the more relaxed movers- people walking their dogs, cleaning the sidewalk, perhaps those still trying to become fully awake. There is streamlined movement towards the redline stop at Clark and Division, and […]

Reflections from Katie: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

A TWO-SIDED STORY The media does a pretty wonderful job of reporting every horrific crime that occurs in Chicago, and I am not here to say that is wrong. It is important for people to be knowledgeable of the events occurring in this city and to be aware of what is going on. I feel […]

Reflections from Kristen: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

THE SELFIE STICK MADE IT TO CHICAGO Moving to Chicago was one of the bigger changes that I have experienced. I was SO nervous about what life would be like in a big city and if I could handle the drastic differences from my small-town life in Byron Center, MI. Little did I know that […]

Reflections from Jasmine: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

RICE AND THE CITY After being a resident of Chicago for about a month now, I have two questions: when does the time come when I stop using my phone to find my way around and when do I start going to Navy Pier as a native, instead of a tourist? Since being in the […]

Reflections from Kaycie: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

One full week of our internships left- where has the time gone!? I am writing this post with mixed emotions, excited to reconnect with family and friends back home, but not ready to say goodbye to new friendships and city life. Getting to Chicago Semester was a journey in and of itself for me. Since […]