My Life Altering Decision Requiring Much Thought, And Research

1592 Words Aug 26th, 2015 7 Pages
I completed my BS in Human Services in March 2015. Since that time, I have been researching many colleges fluctuating between the MSW, MFT and Mental Health Counseling degrees. I consider my graduate school decision to be a positive life-altering decision requiring much thought, and research. After an extensive amount of research, and phone conversations, I have decided to pursue a MSW, with the specialization of Military Families and Culture. There are several reasons why I am interested in attending Walden. I like the fact that the MSW program courses are taught by faculty members who are scholar-practitioners. I believe the faculty member’s experience will enhance my learning experience. My undergrad was taught by professors employed in the field of social work, in various positions. It was beneficial for a student to have access to their knowledge and hands-on experience. The faculty’s real-world experiences and ability to apply many of my questions to their experiences and clients were an invaluable source of information. Having the option to select from six elective clusters allows me to focus on one of my population passions of Military Families. After I accomplish my short-term goal of earning my MSW, my long-term goal is to obtain a DSW or Psy.d by 2022. Eventually, I plan to advance my career at my current place of employment (UCSD Hospital) into the Social Services sector, or Psychiatric department. If that does not work out, my plan b is to apply at the VA…

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