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I Want to Become a Social Worker

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 104 People

    A Passion For Children

    It's taken me a long time to figure out what to do with my life. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something worth while. I've been in several fields of work just trying to figure things out. I've been to college three times and dropped out all three. I would begin again...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight 22-25, F Jan 16, 2013

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    Really Want to

    from some time it became a urgent idea that stir my mind.because of lack of time have no opportunity to take up this responsible task.I realize that it would totally reorganize my schedule but proning on it I conclude that there is more advantages.another problem is my lazyness...
    Maga Maga 18-21, F Oct 7, 2008

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    Struggle With Addiction

    ok so here is my story and this is also why i want to become a social worker to help others in my situation...i was a very rebelious child from the age of 12 i started playing up as some would put it... i started smoking cigarettes at 12 in that same year started experimenting...
    shadowAsh shadowAsh 22-25, F May 6, 2011

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    long period of ripening

    I graduated with a BA in Pschology in 1975. I didn't know what I wanted and although I believed I had the intelligence, idealism, and empathy to be a counselor, I also thought that I was much too screwed up and mentally ill myself to do anything about it. I ended up with...
    kuchman kuchman 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    A Favour

    hello,i want this job i want to benefit others, i'm a builder now and can't think how to even go about the start up of who to ring if i'm right for it ,i don't know if me reasons will intrest so i want bother but any help would be mega cheers
    malachy malachy 26-30 Jul 31, 2009

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    Beginning Steps

    Well, I finally got accepted into grad school for my MSW. It only took.... 3 years to get to this point. x.x Now the really hard part - figuring out the financial side!
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    Aspiring Social Worker

    I am currently applying to social work programs. I am terrified that I am not making the right decision. Every time I think about different career paths, my mind always comes back to social work. Will I be able to find a program that's right for me? Will I be able to pay back my...
    DayDreamingInTheSun DayDreamingInTheSun 22-25 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    I'm On My Way :)

    It's going to be another 5 years until I'm actually a qualified Social Worker. It seems like such a long time, but hey..I'm willing to work hard to get there I can't wait to take up the role of being supportive and helping others :) I've been doing that since I was 14, but I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    EXPERIENCE

    In my opinion, people become social workers because of their experiences. Your experiences is what makes you, YOU! They will take you a long way, teach you new things, and help you learn from your mistakes.  From this, you will discover a new world of understanding. A...
    wanton wanton 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Anyone who posts to this thread,

    get the bachelors but please get the masters too and your opportunities will be greater. I have completed the masters and have seen the frustration on folks that stop and become underpaid family service workers.
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    sophomore in high school

    but I have always known what I wanted to be
    msgoldie326 msgoldie326 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    Being a social worker is my dream.

    I want to help kids have a better childhood then I did and not see them being hurt everyday. Changing someone's life is all I want to do in life!
    respect78 respect78 18-21, F 1 Response May 25, 2014

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    In School

    I'm currently in school to become a social worker. I am starting my last year and have a internship for the fall. I'm super excited about this and can't wait to start it! I'll be working for a domestic violence shelter helping out woman and children!
    SweetEmotion2105 SweetEmotion2105 26-30, F Jun 24, 2013

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    This Is What I Want To Do. I Don'T Want To Forget That

    My parents are against my decision to be a social worker. We quarrelled endlessly about it. They are worried about me, i get that. But i want to live a life that is meaningful, a life that i can lend a helping hand to someone in need. I am now under a scholarship and have to...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Helping

    I have always wanted to be a social worker or youth worker. I am currently at uni studying criminology majoring in corrections and community services so I can work with Juveniles. I hope that one day I can make a difference in someone's life. I went through the toughest time...
    Bonden Bonden 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2008

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    One Step At A Time

    Becoming a social worker is a lot more tedious than I thought it would be! I have about 2 years of school left--and then who knows what will come after that. Is there anyone here who has taken the licensing test? How is it? I just got my foot in the door at an agency working as...
    ahappyexistence ahappyexistence 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    Domestic Violence Advocate

    yes, it's true, i myself am a train wreck= but put me in frony of ANY OTHER SOUL in crisis and i can take them by the hand, walk them into, and thru crisis managment, and help them to begin their recovery ( whatever it may be). i unfortionatly have nothing but personal...
    missmeema missmeema 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F May 2

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    It's not that obvious. I'm not really super lonely in which I don't have friends...but real friends? Like the ones who will really stay by your side because you have developed and...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Happy May Day everyone! "Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!"
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M 1 Response May 1

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    so I feel.embarrassed I told me co workers on my first day that I was getting bad anxiety..but I couldn't help it this new gen of kids is so rude ...
    imissdnce imissdnce 31-35, F 4 Responses May 3

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    Lately I've been making an observation about people and their behaviors. It's a Social norm I've become sort of annoyed by but it demonstrates what I'm referring to. So some of...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 12

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    Ok, I actually did this: 1. I'm from an indian background 2. im 5'11, I wish i was just one inch taller so i could say I'm 6' 3. i look like I'm 14 4. i weigh 130 5. I'm worried...
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    So I guess this has been a long term, like almost my entire life experience. Ever since grade school I haven't had many friends, and the ones I did, I think they were just using me...
    ImOnlyMe84 ImOnlyMe84 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No, I didn't. What girl in her right mind would ever consider having the thing that had consumed her since she was 12, suddenly, brutally taken from her just to gain access to a...
    sandi034 sandi034 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have always been socially awkward ever since I was younger and I spent almost all of my high school years just trying to fit in. I did 'fit in' for a while. It wasn't that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    from everything. I want to run away from feeling bad about my choices and decisions...I want to rewind my life to the start of this year. Just rewind. undo everything. save the...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Living with it is hell. I'm not accepted in public for how I look so people will mock or give those amused or disgusted looks. I don't deal with stress well and I shut myself down...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 28

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    I am autistic, since childhood, I've always been at home. from friends that I've somehow managed to make, I never really connected or even hung out with them, besides school.I...
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response May 3

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    I have extreme social anxiety due to peers bullying and abusing me. I was normal to begin with. So, it all started when I was about 5. I was living in gapview trailer park. And...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Crushes should be the last thing on my mind with the fact I've been in a relationship for 8 years. I did have a crush on a co-worker until a few weeks ago but she suddenly was...
    Dreamer19845 Dreamer19845 31-35, M 2 Responses May 5

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    A couple of years ago I tried getting into archery, at the time my fiancée and I both went to learn but she stayed for just one lesson before saying she didn't like it and quit. I...
    phalonia phalonia 31-35, M May 9

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    I didn't know how bad my social anxiety was until recently. It has effected me negatively in the following.. I recently declined a career altering job interview because I was just...
    kikimayes kikimayes 22-25, F 4 Responses