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and more than 120 graduate and certificate options. Students have
the opportunity to participate in high-level research as early as
their freshman year.
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discussing the following questions. Please use 12 point font. It is highly
encouraged students use headings for each question. Please respond to all
Why did you become interested in
What do you consider your
limitations in relation to your development as a social worker?
What are the goals you have
developed for a career in social work?
Describe one social problem of
particular concern to you? Why? Examples of social problems include poverty,
homelessness, school violence, LGBTQ equality, human trafficking, or domestic
violence). You do not need to choose one of these examples, but choose a
social problem of particular concern for you.
Please describe one example of
your efforts to help others. Reflect on this example, and describe the
role that best fits the role of a social worker (Broker, Advocate, Change
Agent, Counselor, Researcher, Case Manager, Educator, Facilitator, Organizer,
Manager) Click “role of a social worker ” definitions.
Please give a specific example of
your experience with a diverse group other than your own. Such population
groups include, but are not limited to, groups distinguished by race,
ethnicity, age, culture, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,
religion, physical or developmental ability/disability.
Describe a situation where you
were involved that you considered unjust and what action(s) you took as a
result. Reflect and describe your personal values and social work values that
were considered? What might you do differently, if anything, if a similar
situation occurs in the future?