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I have always enjoyed customer service jobs. I have worked in many different positions. Tech support, warehouse job, and even sales. I never got a full satisfaction in these types of jobs. I felt out of place when I was working in these environments.
Several friends have told me that they couldn’t do online school because it would be difficult to stay motivated.
Going into a graduate program, especially an online one, it is possible to focus just on homework and ignore time for yourself, friends, and family.
Going in to the internship, the main thought may be to get experience and hours. However, it is also a great opportunity to network. Using the field work placement for networking makes it a more joyful and fulfilling experience.
Pursuing a Master’s degree is great. As wonderful and challenging as it can be, it can also be exhausting without having support from others. As a grad student, you need a support system. In social work, we focus on the clients’ social support system.
Part of the online experience is discussion boards. These can be done either written or video recorded. When you enroll into the MSW program, there is a student code of contract that needs to be reviewed and signed.
One of the reasons that I wanted to pursue a Master’s Degree was to gain more employment opportunities.
You may be wondering how difficult a Master’s Degree might be or what kind of things you should expect. A Master’s Degree can be burdensome but it can be accomplished if you are determined enough to finish once you start. You may feel that 18 months or 2 years is a long time.
As I begin my concentration level practicum, I made a conscience decision to reflect on my current self-care practices and create a plan to implement these practices on a consistent basis.
Do you work best when you can bounce ideas back and forth between colleagues? Are you considering enrolling in an online degree program, but unsure if the distance between you and your classmates and professor could be a problem? Those questions definitely washed through my brain as I pondered the option of online learning. I love working within a group, or brainstorming with others, and was a little scared at the thought of being on my own in this adventure.