Meet the Social Work Majors

Samantha Carey 14 River Bend Cancer Services

Samantha Carey '14, River Bend Cancer Services

I want to be a Social Worker because I am passionate about helping to improve the quality of life of individuals as well as that of larger groups and communities. I feel that Social Workers have the opportunity to work direc...tly with clients to provide services that aim to positively impact their lives. I also have a great respect for the values outlined in the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. I believe that by maintaining these values, and all other guidelines in NASW’s code of ethics, I can become the social worker that I have always wanted to be.

Maria Courtney 14 Youth Service Bureau

Maria Courtney '14, Youth Service Bureau

I want to be a social worker because, for whatever reason, I got to be one of the lucky ones in this world. One of the lucky ones who has parents that hugged me, that helped me with my homework, that drove me school, and, m...ost of all, loved me. But I know not everyone is as lucky as me. That is why I want to be a social worker. To do what I can to help lighten the burden of those who are not as lucky but, without a doubt, deserve to be. So that maybe one day their children will be the ones saying that they are the lucky ones.

Mallory Welsh 14 Hannahs House

Mallory Welsh '14, Hannah's House

I have always known since I was a little girl that I wanted to work with people in my future career. As a little girl, I would always want to get to know people on a personal level, and I was able to build rapport with just a...bout anyone at such a young age, and I continue to do so currently. I also believe in change and want to help be the change in my future clients. I know the profession is definitely not easy, but I believe that through challenges it can strengthen someone. I like a challenge, because I am always trying to improve myself daily and believe that becoming a social worker, it will not only allow improvements on myself, but also on my future clients. Thus, I want to be a social worker because I have the desire to help others.