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I Want to Become a Social Worker

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've always craved learning ways to help people

    and have been passionate about poverty in our flawed society.
    Blue252 Blue252 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This is messed up I know but a year ago I almost killed my parents. I deal with psychosis and voices told me to kill my mom and dad for how they were treating me. My father was...
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    ok so heres the deal,im waiting for my permanent resident id,my dream is being social worker and working with people financially, and emotionally ,i want to open a shelter/place...
    cynR1993 cynR1993 18-21, F Feb 24

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    My wife and I have been married for a little more than ten years. We have three great kids. I am not the most patient dad in the world and surely have some issues to work out...
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    Today is my birthday, and my wish that I want for my birthday is for Austin Mahone to become my boyfriend.
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    FreckleMe FreckleMe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Ugh. Where do I start? I am completely and totally socially inept! Talking to people makes me so nervous. I worry more about what I should say to someone rather than what they are...
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