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    I’m debating between Wurzweiler and Fordham (I’ve also applied to Hunter, but haven’t heard back from them yet :-/)

    Does anyone know which school has a better “name”? I’ve done my research, but I am still unsure. I know that it really depends on the internships, but since both school’s tuition is THROUGH THE ROOF…I want to make sure it’s going to be worth it.

    Any social workers out there with some good advice?

    #882627

    oomis
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    Hunter is excellent. My son received his LMSW from there. He was accepted at Wurzweiler and Columbia also, BUT, the scholarship offered was greatest at Hunter, and for his particular program, it was the best choice. There IS a difference between Hunter and Columbia, depending on whether or not you plan to be a clinician or academic. For clinical work, Hunter is top notch. it is also highly regarded in the field.

    #882628

    Thanks oomis1105!

    Yes, Hunter is my first choice, but I’m still waiting to hear back from them. The admins office said that it could take up to 4 more weeks.

    Between YU and Fordham- Is there any difference as far as academia, reputation or CLINICAL work?

    #882629

    popa_bar_abba
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    Dachtzuch mir, that I’ve never met a social worker who wasn’t socially awkward.

    #882630

    oomis
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    Between YU and Fordham- Is there any difference as far as academia, reputation or CLINICAL work?

    I just asked him and my son says that in his opinion of the two, Fordham is a generally better program, while Wurzweiler is an easier one.

    #882631

    genuine
    Member

    Fordham is ranked #18 in US news and world report, while Wurzweiler is ranked #42. Reputation and academic- wise, Fordham is a much better choice. I have also heard that Fordham is understanding of frum Jews because they are a religious college, while Wurzweiler is a little confused….?????? ????.

    Don’t give up on Hunter yet…did you have an interview yet?

    #882632

    popa_bar_abba: I’ll take that as a compliment.

    oomis1105 & genuine: Seems like Fordham is winning out here…YU is definitely my religious level & that is what was drawing me there originally..plus they offered me a nice scholarship

    Nope! I’m still waiting. They sent out a mass email about 2 weeks ago that we should hear either way within a month…

    #882633

    abcd2
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    take wherever the biggest scholarship is in terms of cost hunter is cheapest but in terms of understanding and flexibility wurzweiler is the easiest to hold down a job and be frum.Through their pep and block programs (your actual job can count toward your externship as long as it is approved and you do something a bit different your second year usually not an issue)and they have many gratis externships in frum organizations that will lead to paying jobs.

    I know people that went to both Fordham and Wurzweiler (and two that went to hunter) everyone is at the same salary levels. You only really start to make money through private practice or dual jobs/long hours (ie work for more then one agency or do two different types of social work. At that point,(at least a few years after graduation) your connections and abilities will push you ahead. No one will care if you chose Fordham instead of Wurzweiler, Hashem should help if you are a good therapist you are a good therapist.

    Additionally, you should factor in the ability to hold down a job while attending wurzweiler as opposed to unpaid interships and bad placements as dictated by Hunter and fordham.This will go a long way in terms of financial peace of mind for the next few years.Hatzlacha

    #882634

    abcd2:

    Thanks for your info!

    Yeah, YU is likely going to be my choice. My friends at the CUNY graduate center are constantly complaining about missing class bec of Yomim Tovim…

    My job would not be able to be counted towards my internship and therefore it looks like I will be a full time student bec I would rather finish school in 2 years as opposed to 3.

    #882635

    Just to update:

    I chose Fordham. Unfortunately the interships that Wurzweiler was offering were not anything that I would garner clinical skills from…

    #882636

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    A Witch as a Social Worker! If the job fits, take it!! And I think it fits!

    SiDi™

    #882637

    Health
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    No One Mourns The Wicked -“I chose Fordham. Unfortunately the interships that Wurzweiler was offering were not anything that I would garner clinical skills from.”

    If I were you I’d look into Touro. They have a Master’s program in SW both in the city and in Brooklyn. They are always off Shabbos and Yom Tov. You will find other Frum people in your class, usually. They have many varieties for internship for the second year. I went there, but not for social work.

    #882638

    BaruchHashem111
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    It was a wise choice choosing Fordham. It definitely has a better name, has great professors, and theyre very understanding and accomodating to religious needs. I know lots of ppl that went there and they all had a positive experience.

    I would NOT suggest Touro, the difference in quality of education is not comparible (Fordham by a long shot)

    #882639

    2scents
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    Social workers have the ability to help many people, they have a tremendous zechus (and of course make a lot of money..)

    #882640

    genuine
    Member

    Great choice and good luck 🙂

    #882641

    “A Witch as a Social Worker! If the job fits, take it!! And I think it fits!”

    Best. Line. Ever. (Come’on…we’re not that bad!)

    Health: “If I were you I’d look into Touro…”

    I (respectfully) strongly disagree. Touro is not known for their strong academics or connections..

    BaruchHashem11: “It was a wise choice choosing Fordham.”

    Agreed, & thank you.

    #882642

    SayIDidIt™
    Participant

    (Come’on…we’re not that bad!)

    I disagree!!

    SiDi™

    #882643

    popa_bar_abba
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    Oy, how could you go to a schoolwhich worships yushke and has tzeilems all over the place?

    (Sorry, but this IS the CR after all.)

    #882644

    Health
    Participant

    PBA – I didn’t know that, but it’s a good point.

    Unless, almost noone were able to get jobs coming out of the Jewish schools.

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