Essay about My Future College Major

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My Future College Major
In the fall of 2016 I will be packing up my room, my clothes, my food, my whole life and moving to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). I will be attending this college to pursue a degree in Social Work. I am 18 years old and for 10 years I have lived in a home with foster and adoptive children. I have seen first hand the things that go on in an adoptive agency and I have been involved with many social workers and got to see how they do their job. I have changed my mind many times about which career I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I thought of being a psychologist, athletic trainer, coach, social worker, or a physical therapist over the years I have narrowed it down between psychology and social work. I have always admired what social workers do and how they help children in need. This is what really pushed me to be a social worker.
The International Federation of Social Workers states social work as a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance well being (Global Definition of Social Work 2014). Social workers look at many…

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