Part-Time Program Advisor Spotlight: Mary Paulauskis

Our Part-Time Program offers classes on Saturdays in Madison or Eau Claire and features practical experience field placements and faculty who are professional social workers. This spotlight features one of our advisors, Mary Paulauskis who advises students from the Eau Claire site.

Mary Paulauskis
Mary Paulauskis

Degree, license, and certifications:

MSSW, CAPSW, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher

What is rewarding about the work you do?

Researching and providing to students, faculty, and staff information about the MSW Program and the Graduate School requirements so that they can focus on their own work.

What are the challenges you experience in your position?

None so far!

What do you think is the best aspect of the Part-Time Program?

The flexibility of the program—that it allows people who work the option to earn their MSW, hopefully leading to professional growth and personal satisfaction.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Anything with fiber and/or textiles, including yarn bombing!

In your view, what are the biggest challenges facing the social work profession today?

The same challenge faced by every worker, parent, son/daughter, citizen, student—a world that moves too quickly to savor the moments.

Any words of advice to pass on to aspiring social workers?

Trust yourself, enlist your colleagues for support and consultation, practice patience.