Social Work Personal Statement

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Growing up I was fortunate enough to have parents who always instilled in me the belief that I could grow up to be anyone I wanted to be as long as I set my mind to it. My first few years of undergraduate studies were surrounded by utter chaos as I found myself an undeclared major. I knew exactly where I wanted to go but was still unsure of what direction to take. My heart had always been set on embarking on a profession in which I could make a difference no matter how big or how small.
After venturing into Nursing, something just did not seem quite right with me up until the point where the time came to apply to nursing school. I sat down one day on my computer and searched the majors offered at the college I was attending, San Diego City College. Nothing seemed to really grab my attention until I came upon Social Work. Given that my mom herself had studied Social Work, I decided to keep reading. It was at that moment in which I realized I did not have to look any further. I took a plunge and finally set forth with declaring as a Social Work major.
Not for one second do I regret my choice in choosing to major in Social Work. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working closely with people and advocating for those who for unfortunate circumstances go through life unheard. While working in the field
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I truly believe that in order to effectively run an organization, a leader must aspire to inspire staff to create lasting change through continual support for both staff and clients. Not only is my goal to serve others in order to bring out the best in them, I would also like to serve as a role model by promoting the fact that high- achieving women in the business world are no longer the exception. As former President Bill Clinton once said, “We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of