Social Work Career Essay

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The social work profession at the simplest level, is providing service and achieving social justice for our community. There are various ways in which social workers can do this, ranging from simply providing necessary support to getting children out of dangerous situations. I always knew that my calling was to help and advocate for populations in my community that were vulnerable and often forgotten. It was not until my senior year of college that I realized the social work field is exactly where I needed to be. I am not as knowledgeable in the field as I would like to be, but that is one reason why I am pursuing a graduate degree in social work. I have tried to incorporate the social work values in all aspects of my life, without realizing they were social work values. Once I started college, I was not active…show more content…
However, I want to be doing more for this community and I believe an MSW will make it possible for me to become the best advocate I can be. The forensic mental health program would be incredibly beneficial to me for a number of reasons. It would allow me to incorporate the knowledge I acquired in my undergraduate career with the social work field. I have wanted to work in the criminal justice system since high school and specifically with juveniles who would benefit from psychological counseling. Since high school, I wanted to be a juvenile criminal psychologist and in college I pursued my degrees because I thought these degrees would send me down this path. It was not until my first semester of senior year that I realized I should have been in the social work program the whole time. My final semester, I took a social work class for the first time and realized it was exactly what I was looking for in the programs I was currently
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