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The breadth and depth of experiences that our students have during their time at the Brown School are unparalleled. Read firsthand from some of our students.

How can international students make a positive transition to the Brown School?

To help us have a positive transition at the beginning semester, the Brown School provides a lot of support programs, ranging from language proficiency class, professional development workshops, and academic writing workshops. These can quickly make international students feel comfortable in American class and social culture. They also help international students learn skills that will be necessary when looking for the practicum. Personally, I find the following resources are really helpful:  […]

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Impostor Syndrome - It's Hitting Some of Us Harder Than Others

I began to question if I deserved to be here, if I worked hard enough to get here, and if I was taking up space.  […]

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The Secrets to Getting Accepted to the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

I remember working on my application and trying to decide how to prioritize. Would they care more about my personal statement or my analytical essay? Who should I ask to write my letters of recommendation? Does my undergraduate GPA even matter or should I focus on my work experience? What exactly does the holistic review mean for my application (more on that below) and how do I make sure to add in the perfect ingredients to get accepted?  […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Merit Scholarship Interview

Sometimes, the hardest part of an interview is the nerves. Before you get started, remember that you’ll be considered for merit-based scholarships based on our […]

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Should I Apply to the Brown School?

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A Letter to Me, Two Years Ago

Jonathan, […]

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Practicum in Overview

For many social work students, January marks the start of their practicum experience, and many spend the month getting oriented at their site and learning to balance a new schedule. The majority of MPH students begin their practicum in the summer, so for them, January brings the start of their practicum search. This includes a practicum fair that features representative from partnering organizations and provides a forum for students to meet with participating agencies. […]

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Winter Wonderlands around St. Louis

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Cultivating a Life of Learning

In the fall, I registered for my final semester of classes at the Brown School. I also submitted my intent to graduate in May of 2019, and the email asking me to do this came at a complete surprise. It's really intimidating to think that I have five months left of schooling left before I go out into the field and work full-time. As I found myself anguishing over my final semester course selections, I realized that there were several options that I could take, and this made me wonder about the compromise between certain courses over other. […]

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Cooking with Kellan

Firstly, there are a few meal-prep essentials that I highly recommend. […]

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