Fordham GSS was proud to celebrate orientation with our newest cohort of Master of Social Work (MSW) students this week! Our newest Rams got to hear from GSS faculty about their research and the bounty of resources available to them throughout their time in the program and afterward.
We asked some of these MSW students why they wanted to enter the social work profession. Here are a few of their answers:
“I want to put a smile on people’s faces. That’s my passion.”
“I want to be the support for others that I needed for myself growing up.”
“Experiences and opportunities I’ve been given have put me on a path in mental health. My whole life has been leading up to this moment.”
“I wanted to take my personal and professional experience and work I’ve done and bring them to others who can benefit from my experience.”
“I always say I didn’t choose social work — it chose me. It’s who I am. As I got older and worked in the human services field, I realized there are things in the world that I want to change, and the best way to do that is to continue my education and become a social worker because we are agents of change, and to make that happen is to do the work.”