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I Want to Become a Social Worker

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 27, 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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    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'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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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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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    1. I'm a trauma/emergency medicine nurse part-time and a Clinical Social Worker. 2. I work with "Doctors without boarders" once a year for about 6-8 weeks. (many times somewhere in...
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    1. I'm 16 2. I'm a junior in high school. 3. I got to a career center and am getting college credits for early childhood education. 4. I want to be a social worker or counselor...
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    Okay , I've been at my current job for about 2 months (I work at Starbucks ). I still have social anxiety. I don't really conversate with my co workers as much....I'm the youngest...
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