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Where Can An Online Masters In Social Work Lead You?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 19, 2013 8:18:00 AM

One of the fastest-growing careers in the United States, social work offers increasing opportunities in traditional settings, as well as career paths you may not have thought about.

Social work is certainly not seen as a glamorous career.

Even Mariah Carey was not allowed a single swipe of eye shadow when she portrayed the empathetic, albeit dowdy, welfare caseworker in the award-winning film, Precious.

Maybe it has to do with the very nature of social workers, themselves: dedicated champions of society’s most vulnerable who place caring and compassion about glitz and glitter.

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Topics: Social Work

Online Social Work Degree Leads To A "Profession of Hope"

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Mar 6, 2013 8:04:00 AM

National Social Work Month in March celebrates the power of strengths and dreams. But what is social work really all about?

How do you define “hope?”

Somewhat ambivalent optimism? Uncertain expectation? Longing or desire?

One dictionary definition is: “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.”

Not just a wish, desire or expectation that things will get better. But a belief.

If you’re pursuing an on-campus or online social work degree, you’re probably doing so because you know that social work matters.

Social workers change lives for the better.

They deliver hope to those who need it most.

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Topics: Social Work

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