Graduate School Essay

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Making the decision to apply for graduate school has been only one of many great steps I am sure to take along my journey in life. Choosing Wheelock College for my Masters Social Work Degree has been the simpler choice in this path. I know that Wheelock College is best suited for myself personally and professionally, and will facilitate my growth and forward movement in life. I am enthusiastically looking forward to an education which will assist me in contributing further to the lives of children, families, and communities, both as an individual and as an individual and professionally.

I currently enjoy working with children and families, helping them to build and enhance the quality of their lives by striving toward academic achievement, developing emotional competency, maintaining mental health stability, working toward independence from public systems, or social growth. This passion for helping people began as a small child through the example of my parents. I grew up in a blended family with parents who never married, however entered a lifetime partnership of co-parenting. Of my three parents, Mother, Father, and Step-Father, my mother was most influential. Although she had little, she would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Having had only two biological children of her own, my mother took in many children and families into our home providing a place to rest, meals, clothes, and at times money if she had it to spare. She assisted them in securing jobs, apartments, and in completing public assistance applications while maintaining her own job and caring for her own family. Mom had no bias. The children and families my mother helped came as family members, personal friends, or even friends of friends. These families came from every circumstance in life, often including those who were drug addicted, incarcerated, unemployed, in domestic violence relationships, lacked education, or simply “down on their luck”. As a small child I didn’t understand...
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