I’m applying to GMU in hopes of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I want to obtain my degree not only for myself, but for my mother as well. She left her native country of Nicaragua as a political refugee at the tender age of twenty-one. Leaving her family and leaving all hopes of ever completing her degree in education behind. I admire her for coming to a foreign country, not knowing the language and having very limited opportunities, but not letting that discourage her. My mother is a great source of inspiration for me. Being raised in a one parent household in addition to being a minority in this country has always plagued me with limited resources but I’ve never allowed it to be a deterrent. The under privilege I’ve experienced
The motivation, passion, and the internal will to want to succeed in life has always dwelled within me, so ultimately, all I needed was to find what interest me in life. In the beginning, I found myself staring down the road of becoming a teacher or dental hygienist. At first the idea of becoming a teacher seemed like a prominent, and fulfilling job. I get to convey knowledge to groups of young individuals, I also get to work in a setting with other mature adults who share my passion, and I have the opportunity to work with children; but, ultimately, there was just one main component missing for me, and that was the hands-on aspect. I told myself that I wanted to be involved in a career that is very hands-on. That’s when I decided to make the
Social work by definition means, “any work or service carried out by trained personnel with the aim of alleviating the conditions of those in need of help or welfare”. There are several aspects in my life that motivate me to be a social worker and to perform social work. My uncle motivates me to do social work because he was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. His diagnoses enlightened my entire family on how mental disorders can affect a person. It took a mental health social worker to give my uncle the appropriate diagnoses and an attainable plan for the future. This encourages me to do the same for other families.
When I grow up as a child, I was setting goals for a future and what to do in life. I choose to pursue Physical therapist assistant which it is a reason why I want to help people, be more responsible, give good attitude to the patients. Next 5 years I will be working in different states at hospital or clinic. I may change to undecided major whether if I want to pursue different major.
My career goal is to become a lawyer in the Juvenile Court System, my goal is to be able to help children in anyway I can. I feel that children are always misunderstood and that all they need is a little bit of guidance to be able help them. Another one of my goals is to take care of foster children, I want to be help take care of them. I have a lot of aspirations, it helps that I have a very big heart and an outgoing spirit. I love helping people, but I feel that I can help children more with the way of life and show them that they should never give up and that someone will always be there to cheer them on even if they fall and with hopefully working Juvenile Court that I would be able to give young children in trouble a better option and
When I complete all of my schoolings I would like to become a behavioral disorder counselor. This career is for me because I love helping people, I want to help people better understand themselves so they can overcome their problems, and the human brain and the thought process has always been a huge interest to me. Is has always been a goal in my life to be somewhere in the healthcare field working, and this is the area that intrigues me and always keeps me interested.
These are acquired skills I can now utilize them to become a successful Social Worker. I’m currently working for Butterfly Effects which serves children who have been diagnosed with Autism and other learning disabilities. Being able to interact with children has made me more aware that I want to work with children as a social worker. Children are in our community are growing, learning, and thriving every day. As a professional it is my personal responsibility to help cultivate the community in which they grow because they are our future. My belief is that interventions can be put in place along with social programs giving them the best opportunity to flourish. Another population that holds a special place in my heart is the geriatric population. I believe that it my duty to help the population that has once cultivate our society to adjust to and cope with problems they may experience. In addition to working with children and geriatrics I have also worked with people who were diagnosed with Post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer 's disease to name a few. These experiences have allowed me to understand the role of a social worker, as I have opportunity to be exposed to multi-disciplinary treatment teams. I believe
When I was finishing grade 12, I thought about going into social services. What the problem was was that the courses and skills they offered did not seem to fit into what I was looking for in a career. What drew me to apply for this position is how interesting it is, and the responsibilities that come with it. Everything clicked into place for me, I could actually see myself doing this for a career. When looking at my resume, you will think that I am not qualified enough for this job. In some aspects that is true, my database management and spreadsheet software skills are out of practice and are a current weak point for me. However, I am determined and eager to fix these weak points. What I do excel in is having sound judgment and strong discretion
An academic subject that inspires me is sociology. Sociology is the study of society, which inspires me to make a change in society. Sociology is a major that can take you far when you go into college. My major is going to be sociology but I plan to further my
To many, Social Work means to set out rules for families of the less fortunate granting the child “safety” and posing suggested life to live forever. To me, Social Work allows me to help families in need and I am very passionate about helping others when in need. The career goal that I have chosen is Social Work, specifically child and family social work. I have chosen this mainly because my intent of loving to help others and how self rewarding everything is right after helping them. It is interesting to see others lives and how you can step in and help them grow and flourish in amazing ways. Everyone has an impact on a person’s life, whether it is good or bad and I want to be that good in someone’s life. I have a passion
Life has its twists and turns, but my overall life goal is simple, help others. I want to make an impact on others life, even if it is a small change. For instance, being able to hold a pencil is the difference between a student being able to graduate from Kindergarten and not be able to continue on to first grade. Being a Pediatric occupational therapist will help me make an impact on children at a very young age. Even small changes can have a large impacts, which is why I want to be that change for others. My goal is small but will hopefully have a large and beneficial impact on myself along with others.
The career I chosen to be is a child psychiatrist due to the fact that I would love to help those that have been mentally disturbed and feel like they have no one to go to.
Social work is a career that I have recently become interested in pursuing. I spent many years with misconceptions concerning the sector. However, following three years of working close by these experts, I have picked up a more profound comprehension of the significance of the work.I am especially interested in working in child welfare along with terminally ill children. I have got to a stage in my career where I have started to search out instruction that will make me more efficient in creating plans and providing services for vulnerable people. I am confident that the skills that I will gain from completing a social work master’s degree will help me collaborate with people in need and aid sustainable growth in their lives.
I am applying for a place to study social work because I have always wanted to be able to make a difference to people's lives. With social work I believe I can do this in a caring and supportive way. Many of my life experiences have led me to who I am today. The first thing I remember that caught my attention was how my cousin would always stay with my family. He would be spent weeks with at my house without contract with his parents. When his mom would pick him up you could tell she was on something or just came off the “high” from whatever drug she was taking at that point. My parents, especially my dad who has grown up around that type of situation, did not want to give him back each time. His father would beat his mother in front of him, which