Becoming A Social Worker : Rutgers University

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For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to pursue a career in social work. Helping others is something I have always been passionate about and I hope to be able to make a difference in the lives of those around me. Throughout my life, I have always been the person my friends would go to when something was wrong and they needed to talk. Growing up, I also experienced close family members struggle with addiction and mental health problems. I have seen how damaging these experiences can be on an individual. I have also witnessed the effects these experiences can have on family relationships. My personal occurrences have instilled in me a further desire to become a social worker.
Rutgers University is a very well known and
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Choosing the right school also has to do with how being on the campus makes you feel. While earning my bachelor’s degree, I attended Cabrini College, which is now Cabrini University. At first I was not sure if Cabrini was the right choice for me because I was young and afraid to leave home. However, when visiting Cabrini’s campus for the first time I instantly fell in love with the campus and knew that was the right choice for me. After visiting Rutgers University’s Campus in New Brunswick, I experienced a similar feeling as I did my first time visiting Cabrini. Since seeing the campus, I believe that Rutgers University is the right fit for me. The campus is beautiful and provided me with a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Your personal values are a central part of who you are and they also play a major role in helping you become the person you want to be. I value loyalty, integrity, respect and self-awareness. I also value my independence, self-discipline and open mindedness. Additionally, I have always valued my education and have felt it was extremely important to constantly do my best. At Rutgers they challenge their students to strive for excellence. My values have influenced my decision to apply to Rutgers because I believe attending their School of Social Work will challenge me and help me become a better version of myself.
There are many social problems that need attention in today’s society. One
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