Personal Statement for Grad School. Requires educational, career and why you choose the school.
My place of employment inspired me to become a social worker. I have provided support services in the social work offices at a local hospital. The service populations consist of diverse individuals and families, including minorities and underprivileged groups. My positions have been challenging and inspirational. For example, some patients would be angry and would refuse to follow the procedures. Overtime and with training, I have learned how to work effectively with difficult clients. Unfortunately, my ability to assist was limited because of licensing requirements. So, I enrolled in school and attend classes at night. This was difficult because I am also a single parent. However, my desire to become a social worker kept me focused. I completed the program after several years and transferred to undergraduate school. The final step is to attend Graduate Studies in Social Work in the fall of 2009.
Now, my immediate goal is to become a licensed social worker. I want to provide clinical services to families and children in a hospital or school setting. This will enable me to counsel individuals and families. In addition, I would be able advocate, protect and assist patients with other issues that may occur.
I have chosen this school because the program specializes in urban studies. This program will be beneficial to my education and career because I am also employed in an urban environment.