Personal Statement On Child And Family Studies

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One of the greatest pieces of advice that I have received is that if you do something that you love, you will never work a day in your life. It took me changing my major three times to find what I am truly passionate about. After I changed my major to child and family studies I enjoyed learning everyday and applying what I learned from class into the real world. The knowledge that I obtained through my classes assisted me through my experiences as a nanny, a student worker for the department of child and family studies at Tarleton, and lastly through my internship at Gladney Center for Adoption this past summer. I had thought about pursuing a MSW since I switched to child and family studies. The few social work classes I was enrolled in have been some of my favorite material. Ultimately my internship through Gladney and my passion for adoption led to my final decision to pursue a masters in social work. My free time has consisted of volunteering. Unlike most children, majority of my time was spent engaging in one organization or another. From ten to eighteen, I was involved in 4-H through the local, county, and state level. Along with showing livestock, I learned public speaking, leadership skills, and a dedication to serving others. At the end of my 4-H career I served as president for two years, as well as planned and executed many community services for the Helotes 4-H club. Once I began high school I joined the Future Farmers of America (FFA), Younglife, the Texas
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