My Career In Social Work

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Growing up in a society where there are so many opportunities, I had no problem figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I have always enjoyed helping others in any way that I was able too. From babysitting, raking leaves, serving as a volunteer for a number of organizations, no matter how big or small the need, I have always found it gratifying to help others. I ultimately recognized that I had to pursue a career in something that would allow me to help others, while positively giving back to the community. The heavy influence of wanting to help others comes from my very own personal life experiences, which have greatly impacted my career choices. These experiences include being an adopted child, volunteering within my community, serving as a resident assistant and…show more content…
First, I cannot think of another historically black university that I would want to give credit for my educational successes. Since I attended a public white university in pursuing my undergraduate degree in social work, I have a strong desire to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue my graduate degree at your highly accredited historically black university. Second, I admire the passion put into the goals and objectives of your social work program. The goals of influencing the application of the Afrocentric perspective and humanistic values, which focus on a strengths-based approach to resolve complex social problems not only at the local level, but the regional, national, and international levels as well. This goal in itself encompasses my passion for influencing positive change in society and choosing the field of social work. These are only a few reasons as to why I would like to obtain my master’s degree in social work from Clark Atlanta University. Clark Atlanta would provide me with the direct advanced social work skills that I will need to be successful in the field of social
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