I will begin with my history in research and the social sciences. Upon entering my sophomore year at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, where I was a “Med-Sci” Major, I entered into the Social Science Intel Program. This tailored program was designed to give students under the “Humanities” major extra credits towards graduation. In my case, I chose Social Science Intel because of the strength I showed in English and Social Studies. While my “Med-Sci” classes advanced me in such classes as physics, pre-calculus, and chemistry, I knew I had talents in other arenas of study.
Learning that I just needed to get my Masters to be able to do therapy made me feel great about choosing to become a social worker. Having options has made my college experience better by getting me excited for what the future holds. My goal is to work in a mental health setting as soon as I graduate with my BSW. I would like to see if I should get my masters in social work or get my doctorate in psychology. Either way, I feel like I will be doing a great thing.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship. As a first year graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program at Binghamton University, I have a deep interest in pursuing my education to establish a career in clinical social work. I envision myself in a position that provides mental health services to my community. I cannot imagine myself working in any field other than Social Work; I have been drawn to this field since my earliest childhood memory. In order to fulfill my career aspirations and obtain a license to practice, further education is essential.
I have grown up with my desire to make a difference in others life and I truly believe that by becoming a social worker I can achieve that. When I first started college I was a psychology major. The more psychology related classes I took the more I realized that it was not what I wanted to major in. I took a social work class just to see how I would like it and I love it ! Every time I went to class I felt like I could make a difference and help others.
There are many reasons why I decided that I wanted to work in the social work profession. When I first enrolled in college, I was a nursing major with the mindset of becoming a neonatal nurse. When that did not go as planned, I decided to become a social work major because I knew I would receive the same reward of helping someone out and providing an individual with a better opportunity by lending him or her a hand. This was my first reason for choosing this career because I saw so many benefits from this profession. My second reason for was due to the fact that I want to help people during their time of need.
In my last few semesters of undergraduate school I developed strong study habits and even finished my last semester earning Dean’s List. . My greatest professional experience that has demonstrated my ability to succeed in this program would be attributed to my roles as a Student Employment Coordinator. Within this role, I work to help students explore various career paths and what... ... middle of paper ... ... to accomplish my own personal career goals, the program that aligns more with my needs would is the Counseling Program with an emphasis in School Age. I choose School Counselor because I love to work with youth and I love to see people succeed; however, it’s not my goal to “fix” anyone.
Autobiographical Statement By the end of my sophomore year, psychology had captivated my interest. It was not until my senior year that I realized exactly which direction I wanted to take in the pursuit of this discipline. I focused my interest into the realms of social work; where I could develop intervention strategies (“IS”) that may help alleviate stressors, promote motivation within the classroom context, and facilitate better child-parent and student-teacher relations. My interests and experience make me a uniquely qualified candidate for, and asset to, the Masters in Social Work Program at the University of Washington. I feel the pursuit of this field will give me the knowledge and skills I need to be a high quality school social worker.
I did more research, and participated in an informational session about the program. I was sold on it. I knew I needed to immediately enroll, and work towards gaining my school counseling degree. I knew that I needed to not procrastinate any further, because I had taken two to three years off from school. National Louis University’s is an accredited university that has a CACREP counseling field.
Throughout my experience in the link I have learned to appreciate any help I received. When I entered College for the first time, I wanted to know how it feels to have to think critically, and to be an independent student. I wanted to know what the true meaning of “working hard” actually meant. In high school I passed without attending my classes, but I knew it won’t be the same in college. I was ready to challenge myself to be on top of my game and get straight A’s.
My passion to become a social worker began when I was pursuing an undergraduate degree. From a young age because of my compassion and empathetic nature, I knew that I wanted to work inside the human service field. I wanted to use my personal characteristics to improve individual’s lives. Social work was my calling because of the many different areas in the field that are all primarily focused on making a difference. I am interested in clinical social work, working with individuals and families.