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I Want to Become a Social Worker

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 104 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    sophomore in high school

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    I've always craved learning ways to help people

    and have been passionate about poverty in our flawed society.
    Blue252 Blue252 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Related Experiences

    There is always stereotypical social workers, tries to be kind but is patronizing to the extreme, bitchy and think they own my life. And I was 'blessed' with exactly that about 7...
    kat248 kat248 13-15, F Nov 19

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    Hey. I'm a new member here, and I was browsing through this website, looking for my old posts. I couldn't find any, so I decided to rewrite my past, in case anyone's interested. I...
    Madgiddypig Madgiddypig 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I feel angry most of time. Whenever I see something is going wrong or someone is trying to do bad things whether that is to me or to other then I feel so much angry then it makes...
    Simplegirlstory Simplegirlstory 22-25, F Nov 26

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    I go out daily just to come back at the end of the day to Google. I cannot tell how many self-help articles I've read. What I can tell is that I can never get it right. I cannot...
    HigherLife HigherLife 18-21, M Dec 4

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    It's been almost 7 months now since my injury. June 13th, 2014 has changed my life for what seems like forever. Doctors still do not have a clue what is wrong with my foot, all we...
    kbarber kbarber 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Well I have very little confidence and behave extremely shy out in the real world. But I found EP a couple months back, which have helped. And just a few weeks ago I stumbled upon...
    ChattyGirl555 ChattyGirl555 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Firstly I would like to say that I arrived at these most important principles after what I could term a whirlwind of experiences, mostly negative, that helped to shape these...
    KingDee2 KingDee2 26-30, M a week ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    05:00 AM, I am awaken by the must awful sound in the morning, that sound that makes you want to kill with the biggest, baddest and powerful gun in the world. As my body walks...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M Nov 26

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    I hate people. its better to be alone. chat online. people expect to much from you. I like it this way. I'm grateful for my social anxiety. people should stop messaging me saying...
    tobethin666 tobethin666 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 3

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    In general, I like to keep busy. Even rushed off my feet is better than having nothing to do at all. I suppose it provides the kind of stress to one’s lifestyle that is in its...
    morea morea 22-25, F Nov 26

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    What you fail to understand is the complexity of the human mind. We are not all one way. No one is, however we have been conditioned to act a certain way that's parallel with what...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Nov 26

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    I want to become a high school English, social studies, or home ec teacher. Then I want to get married and have 5 children.
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Dear whoever you are, Was married to my best friend for 10 years but she left me 9 months ago and I haven't seen her since. I've made peace that she's never coming back and the...
    okletstrythisagain okletstrythisagain 31-35, M 19 Responses Dec 4

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    That one person who is quiet around new people is me. Even when I get to know the other people and become more accustomed to them, I find myself going quiet and just sitting in...
    AriosaRuby AriosaRuby 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Yes!!! life is so fulfilling when you cut the "toxic" people out of your inner circle. Unfortunately I have family members and a boss/coworkers who are less than inspirational when...
    jerzshorecoll21 jerzshorecoll21 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    One time at work, my gorgeous lesbian co worker was giving me a hard time by suggesting I might be gay in front if 2 other female co workers. My reply was "if I was gay I would...
    chrissyk48 chrissyk48 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    It's Friday night. Nothing to do and been play AW on the 360 since I got home. Bored now and nothing else to do. Looking to expand my social circle and hopefully get a few more...
    ShadowFax97 ShadowFax97 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I tend to let my phone ring until it is sent to voicemail. It's so weird. I feel nervous sometimes. I'm not anti social or anything. I have a rather outspoken personality. I'm...
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F Nov 22

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    This was not written by me but I think it's worth a share: What I witnessed via social media last night made my heart hurt. I’m not sure I could’ve handled even being in a city...
    TheTonesss TheTonesss 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I went to a Christmas function for my mom today. I am very comfortable with my mom's co-workers, but I don't know them all. I had random, silly conversations with the co-workers...
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F Dec 10

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    I HAD social anxiety. I'm somewhat antisocial (Not in the literal sense. I meant in the very very introverted sense) and I can be somewhat socially awkward. But I no longer feel...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    With my job I am social. With my dysfunctional disagreeable family I am pretty social. But when I get off work, or when I wake up on my day off, I just want someone to spend the...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 13 Responses Nov 22

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    L’obstacle ultime à la communication, c’est la conscience de soixA0;. Le sens de cette conscience de soi, de cette réserve, est lié:65 xA0...
    dorvaltjl dorvaltjl 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    The feeling when you are already broken but trying then anxiety descends.. As though your heart has become lead, it's pace ever increasing and it's surrounding made small. Every...
    shadowweep shadowweep 31-35, M Dec 3

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    Dare to be various and liven up your online identities. Retain tight connections with those you want to and hold in your mind that engineering is barely a Instrument. Social...
    Joseph7146azz3 Joseph7146azz3 31-35, M Nov 26

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    Si l’histoire littéraire a donc volontiers majoré la part des femmes dans la fabrique des romans, elle a peu à peu minoré la participation des...
    llloveu llloveu 22-25, F Nov 29

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    Hi everyone,my name is Karin,I'm Asian and I'm 15 years old. Let me share you a little about my experience,about how finally i want and choose to become a nun. I was once a...
    Karin2323 Karin2323 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    A Daddy Dom wants to be the center of your universe. He wants to be able to provide for your every need and care. But more than that he wants to be able to shape and mold you to...
    a1benjmin a1benjmin 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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