I have always had a passion for being an individual that is willing to help anyone at anytime and in anyplace regardless of the situation. My peers have often described me as a compassionate, dedicated, and sincere person. Also, for as long as I can remember I have always wanted to help people and give back to people within my community. Therefore, I have always believed that these where the perfect traits for me to enter into a caring profession, such as nursing. As I began my undergraduate career I believed that nursing was the only career that would fulfill my passion of assisting and supporting others. I thought this was the path that I was destined to take because I thought it would allow me to care for the ill and their families.
Little did I know that by my second year studying to be in an undergraduate nursing program I would begin to question my career choices...
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...tion to social work, and statistics. Along with these courses, I have interned and volunteered throughout my community. I have interned at Wise and Healthy Aging and volunteered at The Boys and Girls Club of Carson and Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and I have served as a Mentor to first year commuter students at Mount Saint Mary’s University. From these experiences, I have gained practical experience, which I feel, will contribute to my expected academic and professional growth and success. I expect the graduate work at the University of Southern California to be demanding and challenging but in the end fulfilling. I look forward to the experience from a theoretical, intellectual, and social point of view. I hope to acquire the skills necessary to become a successful medical social worker and I hope to be allowed to do so at the University of Southern California.
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