It's been a few years since I graduated college. I can't remember what orientation then was like.
Last Friday, I attended my school's orientation where they flooded me with information that I didn't understand but the staff figured I needed. I've talked to a lot of folks who are the new class at the University of Maryland's School of Social Work and the consensus seems to be there is a huge block of information flow between the School and its incoming students. We're already confused; we're not sure who our professors are, how to navigate the campus, how to open our email, our blackboard account, where we should park, what the Daily Bulletin is, who our advisor is and how we find out about them... Information makes me comfortable. Knowing (about anything), makes me more comfortable with the situation - probably because I'm a control freak and I like to KNOW just to know.
So, I'm excited to start school. But I'm nervous. There's so much to take in! They are already having us think about our SECOND YEAR internship! In the first few days of being in school, I've come to the conclusion that I want it to be a placement with a military organization. I can't wait to learn how a Social Worker could impact the military community.
There are a million things milling around in my mind and I feel like I'm still 5 steps behind (with moving and being settled...). But I'm excited to be able to take a minute to blog about school. I know I am just starting but I want you to know, I'm planning on kicking my education's ass.
Thanks for being patient in my absence!!