Graduate Admissions Essay for Social Work

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Running head: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK 1 Clinical Social Work Admission Essays March 17, 2012 CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK 2 Part I (Autobiographical Essay): What were the significant factors that influenced your choice of social work? What skills and experiences do you have that will contribute to your success as a graduate student and social work professional? How is the GCSW a good place for you to build on those skills? 2 pages, double spaced, 12 point font The one real mistake I believe we can make in life is to not learn from missteps and challenges that come our way. In fact, it is in…show more content…
I am a committed student who is a compassionate human being and very determined to achieve my goal of becoming a Clinical Social Worker. I believe my life and experiences have molded me into a good person and have prepared me to do this type of work. From this experience, I believe I am an excellent candidate for this program and will develop greatly as a social work professional. Part II (Essay on Career Goals): Tell us about your career goals as they relate to your definition of social and economic justice. 1 page, double spaced, 12 point font. Helen Keller once stated, “Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained (Lewis, 2012).” This quotation by her simplifies my own idea of what social justice is about. I feel a sense of responsibility for other’s welfare and I want to work with people using the field of social work to achieve progress toward my own goal of social justice. Working toward social justice for others has already begun for me. I know that being a graduate student with help hone and refine my skills as a clinical social worker. After I graduate, I have a long-term goal of working in community and hospital settings. I am especially interested in issues that relate to families. On an everyday level, I can begin to do many things such as maintaining awareness of individual, systemic, and
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