Career Research Project

Social Case Worker

Necessary Job Skills

~ Communication Skills, Understanding, Emotional, Being able to take a situation and make the best outcome.

Educational Requirements

~Bachelor's Degree

Augustana College, requires the following to get in, school report and recommendations, official high school transcript, standardized test scores, a writing sample, and an admissions interview. The tuition fees for Augustana are about $37,000 , and financial aid and scholarships are accepted . The SAT and the ACT are not required to get it. The three most popular majors are Biology, Business/Marketing, and Psychology. Other interesting things about Augustana is , they have coed housing, the housing deposit is only $150, there are no pets allowed, an upside to being a freshman that they are permitted to have a car, and I will never get bored because there are a lot of activities to keep me busy.

One of the quotes that I have said and thought since forever, is " Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst". When I think about this saying I think about the fact that every day could be our last, you never know what's going to happen, so always take opportunities, never say no to something that you truly want to do, that's what I live by.

The person that I look up to most in my is Dad, he is a very hard worker and he always gets the job done. He would give the shirt off his back if someone was in need. My dad works all the time, I never really get to see him, so when I do I savor the moments that I have with him, and we always have such a fun time. When my dad talks I really listen, because he always speaks from the heart. He has lost 2 of his brothers and his dad, and to me that is what the word strong is, I will always has respect for my dad, he has been threw so much and he's still standing.

I chose to interview Mrs.Rice, she is a social worker for the school. Mrs. Rice has made me realize that this is the exact line of work that I want to be in for the rest of my life, all I want to do is help people get to a better place in there life that they are happy with. One thing that she said that stood out to me was " The day I go home without caring about theses kids is the day I quit my job", that is such a true statement to me, in this job choice you have to give it your all at all time, and that was basically what she explained to me. Hearing about all the things that she has to dear with just makes me want to continue to peruse this job.    

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