Social Work Program Analysis

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Upon looking for a program that would be accessible with everyday responsibilities yet able to provide me with the adequate education for my field of choice Walden University was one of the top choices. After speaking with an advisor who was able to provide me with program information I soon realized that Walden’s programmed offered a lot more than other programs that were sought. Because I have such high hopes of obtaining my masters it was very important that I found a school that not only took pride and careful consideration into the curriculum outline, but also one that provided an array of options that could make it possible for me to adjust and succeed while carrying the load of personal obligation. Walden was able to offer this with …show more content…
It started with a few classes during the beginning of my college years that I realized where my true passion lied and things that should be considered when choosing a career. Passion, commitment, desire to improve, and love are just a few things that should be considered and examined when making the choice of a life long career. It was later during that intro to Social Work course, which started as my minor, where I realized that the field of Social Work would be able to feed my passion and concern for a client while at the same time provide counseling, advising, as well as education. Learning the different paths that could be taken in this field along with the countless opportunities excited me and encouraged me to move forward with pursuing a career in Social Work and finding my stride in the field. During the journey of undergraduate studies I quickly realized that my greatest love in the Social Work field was with behavioral/mental health in pre-adolescents and geriatrics. But it was post undergraduate studies that I found that I loved all populations of Mental Health and found great joys in helping, encouraging, and normalizing this population. I enjoyed being able to actively strategize individual plans of resolution and practice models hands on. To see the outcome and success of many individuals and families provided …show more content…
A combination of classes such as Human Behavior I & II, Social Work Practice I & II, as well as Interviewing Skills and Cultural Diversity prepared me for my internships through role plays, case studies, as well a field research which required becoming familiar with the community and its needs. Courses like Data Analysis and Research Methods equipped me with knowledge collecting and evaluating data for case studies if needed for statistical purposes. Social Policy prepared me with knowledge of the history, current, and future social, political, and welfare issues that our communities

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