May 14, 2010

UCLA MSW Recruitment Materials

Nearly 6 months after I decided to pursue a Master's of Social Work, I received an acceptance to UCLA's program. Those 6 months were not fun. My days basically consisted of working full-time, completing a 40 hour domestic violence counselor training program, studying for the GRE's, and of course, completing my applications to 4 programs (The University of Michigan, The University of Texas in Austin, UCLA and USC).

Because I live in Los Angeles, I was able to attend local info sessions for UCLA and USC. One event in particular, UCLA's Diversity Recruitment Fair, was by far the most informative and useful info sessions I attended. What I liked most about the Diversity Fair was that it was designed to help applicants better position themselves for acceptance to the program.

Best of all, they distributed a packet which contained all kinds of valuable information about the application, admission requirements, personal statement writing tips, etc. While it was great to receive it, I wish they had distributed or posted it on a website at least 3 months earlier than they did... which is why I posted materials to this site.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting up the material. I'm considering UCLA for my MSW and this really helped just in case I couldn't make it to the upcoming Diversity Fair.

Anonymous said...


I am doing research on msw schools and I am a SoCal resident. I ran across your post of the gradcafe and was wondering if you'd be willing to give me some insight/advice on the schools and their admissions, if you don't mind. You posted:

Applied: Arizona State, Cal State LA, Cal State LB, SDSU, SFSU, USC
Accepted: Cal State LA, ASU

Were they hard to get into? What are they looking at specifically because their admissions website is somewhat broad. I would really appreciate the help. Thanks!