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I Want to Become a Social Worker

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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...
    Bonden Bonden 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 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...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M Apr 6

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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...
    wanton wanton 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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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...
    SweetEmotion2105 SweetEmotion2105 26-30, F Jun 24, 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...
    Maga Maga 18-21, F Oct 7, 2008

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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...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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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...
    shadowAsh shadowAsh 22-25, F May 6, 2011

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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...
    ahappyexistence ahappyexistence 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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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 ...
    missmeema missmeema 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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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...
    malachy malachy 26-30 Jul 31, 2009

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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...
    kuchman kuchman 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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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...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight 22-25, F Jan 16, 2013

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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...
    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...
    DayDreamingInTheSun DayDreamingInTheSun 22-25 Jan 27, 2013

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    sophomore in high school but I have always known what I wanted to be
    msgoldie326 msgoldie326 16-17, F Jan 27

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    I am less than one month away from obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I have known I wanted to be a social worker since I was 12. For the past few months, I have been...
    aliciae78 aliciae78 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I should state that I am a prospective social worker. I am a 33 year old student, with 10 years of military experience. I deployed three times. I'd like to use my degree to do...
    cw2pieper cw2pieper 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I work for child protective services for the state of Kentucky. I feel my job and what I do is often misunderstood. So I want to clear up some questions some may have. Ask away :)
    kinley121 kinley121 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Why be honest if your the only one playing by these rules! Social Workers are a bunch of lying bastards, if they haven't got enough on you than they make it up. This is not...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Okay so I'm feeling really anxious. I'm so overwhelmed with anxiety, hopelessness and confusion. I have no friends and I have no idea how to make them. Also, idk when it's...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I have a difficult time working because of my social phobia and anxiety. I have a great personality friendly kind and funny but my anxiety holds me back from so much. I figured i...
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    [X] Smoked A Cigarette (I once saw one left in the counter when I was 3 & tried it. Never again. 😲) [ ] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love...
    MaryRiddle3 MaryRiddle3 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    [ ] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [ ] Are / Been In Love (not sure what love is) [ ] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [X] Been In A Fist...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 58 mins ago

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    Bye bye.... This is really a good social networking site! Bye! Thanks!
    8Maxcine8 8Maxcine8 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My friend asked me to go with him to our neighbors birthday party. He wanted me to meet his co workers. I could only stay for about 20 minutes before the small chit chat turned...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
    Dale1987 Dale1987 26-30, M Apr 9

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouBackground: Some people believe that Muslims do not follow the teachings of Jesus (peace be upon him)Muslims...
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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYouBackground: Some people believe that Muslims do not follow the teachings of Jesus (peace be upon him)Muslims...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Hello guys..So I'm basically new at EP and I'd like to share something and maybe seek for advice..but please read this throughly and try to be understanding.And I know I am very...
    AlexandraMikhailov AlexandraMikhailov 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    the term "social media" is everywhere these days.. "like us on facebook" "find us on twitter" "follow us on instagram" etc etc It's all rapidly growing and we are becoming less and...
    Elge1 Elge1 18-21, M Mar 29

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    Is there any Socially Anxious people out there who want to try out, eye contact exposure with me over Cam. Im tired of wishing and waiting for miracles and want to take action. I...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm kind of ok when it come to one on one conversations. It's the talking in group (especially co workers) that I would rather avoid. I am a work in progress .
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Hahaha, this is a funny one! But seriously...that pretty much describes me, or does it? Personally it all comes down to being accepted or not with the people around me. I really am...
    Dragonslayer38 Dragonslayer38 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I wonder if there are any outside sources of support for employees who have been traumatized in their workplaces and have slipped through the net, unable to get help from social...
    helpwithdisability helpwithdisability 41-45 1 Response a week ago

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    I thought it was only me. But I see lots of other with similar mindset. Do you like attending parties, social gathering or something? I do like but the problem is I couldn't enjoy...
    nreal nreal 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And I'm bustin it square in the chops... Okay check it out social mizfitz... You're a wreck in the world some days right? People seem all frakked up around u and ud like some...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Mar 24

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    There Are Many Great Ways to Connect! I'm hoping with my sharing experiences that I've had over the years that dealt with my acceptance of who I was about. That there would be a...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Mar 22

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    My parents struggled with their marriage when I was in high school, after that I realized I wanted a stable, happy relationship, and never wanted to cheat or be cheated on... I saw...
    chiquita55 chiquita55 18-21 Mar 27

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    1. When I was 8 my great grandmother died. 2. I cried everyday for 2 years after, and still do sometimes. 3. I'm Wiccan. 4. I'm "in the broom closet" 5. Same Love by Macklemore...
    HeyItsMexox HeyItsMexox 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    1. I have two dogs. 2. I have REALLY bad memory 3. I'm very introverted 4. I try to be more open the last 2 years. 5. I haven't seen my father for 10 years. 6. The person I love...
    toughbaby toughbaby 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Here be a few facts (conversation starters?) about myself: 1. I have Asperger's. 2. I'm blind in my left eye. 3. I'm a black belt in Shotokan Karate. 4. I have Obsessive...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F Mar 31

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    The meeting point of social activism and political influence..... I have always admired the work of Medha Patkar since college times. My initial interest came from a regional...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    So it's got to that time of night where I feel like a big ball of sadness yet again, it's day in day out...I'm getting tired of feeling like this constantly, I guess most of my...
    leahmusic96 leahmusic96 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I cried my heart out to God just few minutes ago. I haven't been very good to Him. It's a long story, but, this evening, I am so thankful for the people I have in my life right now...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have always had to deal with this my whole life! It is a hard thing to deal with, but I'm getting through it! I've realized now that I am who I am and if someone doesn't like...
    jamystery jamystery 18-21, F Mar 22

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    This is probably my worst problem. I want to be social so effing bad. My boyfriend is a social butterfly. He is THE social butterfly. He isn't scared to talk to anyone, he is so...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I am sick of this social anxiety and social phobia. I am a shell of what I once was. I have always suffered from anxiety and depression but seemed to manage with the help of...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everyone's eyes become a hazard. I know you're all probably good and nice people but just don't look at me, please.
    pacheer pacheer 18-21, M 2 Responses