October 26, 2011

HIV, Substance Abuse, and LGBTQ Webinar

Armand Cachero speaking at USC

This past week, I attended a great HIV 101 presentation held by Armand Cachero, a knowledgeable Health Educator from the APAIT Health Center. It was a great opportunity to learn about a topic that is barely covered in my program's curriculum. I now feel much more prepared in the event that I work with clients from this population. 

Although there is an outspoken rivalry between the UCLA and USC MSW programs, I wanted let my readers know that they can access a very similar presentation through USC's Webinar LibraryTo the best of my googling search abilities, UCLA does not publish webinars of speaker events online. Fortunately, USC has several other webinars covering topics on social welfare, that are available to the public for free. Enjoy!

October 18, 2011

UCLA MSW Program: Diversity Day 2011

Below is information on this year's UCLA MSW Diversity (Recruitment) Fair. Diversity Day is an incredible opportunity for prospective students to speak with faculty members, hear directly from students, and get a feel for what it is like on campus. Enjoy!
Diversity Flyer 2011

October 15, 2011

Resources and Opportunities for Minority and Poor Students

Apologies for the lack of posting in October. My second year at UCLA is proving to be a lot more demanding than my first year (I have my internship to thank for this).

Anyhow, an administrator at my internship forwarded this to me last week, and I think there are some great resources here for social workers to pass along to their clients who are students, especially for those of us who work in communities with minority and poor students.
  1. A free pair of eyeglasses from Target: Any child 12 years old and under can bring a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor, and receive a free pair of eyeglasses from target. Target stores with optical departments can be found HERE.
  2. African American Male Teachers Needed: Do you know any African American males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for free?  Please visit the Call me Mister Program, offered by four historical black colleges including South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, and Morris College and South Carolina State University. 
  3. Free Tuition at Harvard University: Harvard is offering free tuition to families of honor students who have an income less than $125,000 per year.  Visit Harvard's Financial Aid Office for more info.
  4. Syracuse University School of Architecture is Recruiting Young Women and Men of Color: Interested in pursuing a 5 yr. Professional degree in Architecture? Please contact Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, or visit the school's website.
  5. Wake Forest University Scholarships for Minority students to Attend MBA Program for Free: This is a tremendous opportunity for those who are unable to pay for MBA programs. Contact info: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing. Please visit the school's website for more details.
  6. The Federal Aviation Association Currently Recruiting Applicants for Air Traffic Controller Positions: Currently seeking young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma.  Can Earn up to $100,000 and earn benefits. Please visit the Federal Aviation Administration for more details.