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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #4: Hello everyone, Welcome Back! You know the drill, grab some coffee, tea, hot chocolate, get comfy, because this week has only begun. There is not a whole lot to update you guys on. With the weather getting colder, I honestly debate with myself on whether this year will be the year I try…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #3: First off, thank you so much for continuing to follow my journey here in Chicago. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy.  The New Thing: I found myself walking around the city more and more as the leaves change colors and I can finally pull out my favorite hoodie…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

First off, thank you so much for joining my journey herein Chicago, make yourself comfortable. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy. Let me tell you, this week has really flown by. My internship is going well, things are picking up. I am so grateful to be able to get out…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #1: First off, thank you so much for joining my journey here in Chicago, make your self comfortable. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy. My name is Bethanie Blackann. I am a senior at Kuyper College getting my Bachelor in Social Work with a specialization. The reason I am…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Hello Everyone, Sorry for the delay in posting, but as many of you have heard, much has changed since the last time I sat down to write. The biggest being that, due to the coronavirus, Chicago Semester has officially been moved online. Not only have our classes been moved to an online format, but this…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Happy March everyone! These last couple weeks have produced a lot of sunshine, warmth and wishful hopes of spring. Believe it or not, we’ve had a few days recently of 50º weather! I made sure to take advantage of them and found myself admiring the reflection of the sun off of the towering buildings, running…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS Social Work Student

Hello again everyone! I’m writing to you with only one week left in February, and I can’t believe it––time is flying! The days seem to go by so much quicker with a break mid-week for classes. Now being this far in, I can confidently say that I’ve settled into a routine, and for those of…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS Social Work Student

A maze of concrete with walls embracing the sky; once unfamiliar, has now begun to recede into a landscape of home.   Hello everyone! My name is Brittney Statema, and I’m a senior studying Social Work and Spanish at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last year, I took a leap of faith and signed…
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Reflections From Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw   Living in the heart of the city has made me grow personally and professionally. If I thought being a college student living alone on campus shaped me to be become an adult, then living in the city alone goes above and…
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Reflections from Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

I am about two months into Chicago Semester I have been able to learn so much and still a lot left to explore. I have found living in the city feels at times like it moves much quicker than it does. I am constantly  busy between my internship, classes, cooking, shopping, wandering around and more….
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