Michelle Pareja

Coffee and Conversation with undergraduate Thalia Iglesias and graduate student Michelle Pareja | English | Digital Narratives | October 14, 2020

Why FSU?

FSU has a reputable Social Work program, and I attended during my undergraduate studies.

Motivation to pursue a graduate degree

A couple of motivational factors include interest in continuing education and a pay raise.

Advice for prospective graduate students

Organizational and time management skills are crucial in graduate school, especially if you are working full-time while taking classes. I use a calendar app on my phone and a planner to keep track of my assignments. Also, reach out to peers and advisors for support whenever you find yourself struggling. Most importantly, be kind to yourself. The transition from undergrad to graduate school can be challenging.

Career aspirations

I would like to become a school social worker at an elementary school as I develop a nonprofit organization that serves foster care youth who are undocumented.

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