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Student Spotlight: Bailey Spring, MSSW Student, Nashville Campus

Bailey Spring has her BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from University of Alabama at Huntsville. She is currently in the MSSW program on the Nashville campus. Spring is participating in the mentoring program as a mentee and highly recommends the program.

I would encourage others that are interested in this mentoring program to really take it seriously. There is so much information out there to learn and it is all at your fingertips with the help of your mentor so utilize the opportunity, as much as possible. Furthermore, always be organized and prepared with questions to each monthly meeting check in so you really are able to learn the necessary information to grow in this promising field.

Why did you want to become a mentee?
I wanted to become a mentee in the Coalition of Black Social Workers because I loved the idea that someone that looked like me could professionally guide and help me through the field of social work with their wisdom.

What do you look most forward to about your monthly check-ins?
I look forward to learning more about the field from my mentor and seeking scholarly advice from her such as how to prepare for licensure exams upon graduation.

What is the most beneficial part of being in this role?
The most beneficial part of being in the role of mentee is the influx of information provided to me to allow me to make the best decision for my future career.

What is the most challenging part of being in this role?
The most challenging part of this role is making sure I ask the right questions in our monthly check-ins and wanting to just learn as much as I possibly can.