Social Work Graduation
Masters of Social Work
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Messiah College Social Work Graduates
What Our Graduates Have to Say.....
“We start our field work immediately and begin to develop our maturity and professionalism early on, allowing our field instructors to ask more of us so that we benefit from what those experiences have to offer. Professionalism is not an end goal we hope to attain one day- it is what we practice every day to constantly improve ourselves and make us the most effective social workers we can be.”
"Practicing self- awareness has guided me in learning how to handle my own beliefs and values with integrity and competence in working respectfully and ethically with clients. The profession of social work provides opportunities to demonstrate the gospel of Christ, giving clients a grace-filled gift of knowing what it feels like to be treated with love and justice."
"Worshipping God at all times will mean interacting with my clients and colleagues as a servant, and with understanding and grace at all times. I cannot think of a more effective way for a social worker to practice."
"A vocation is a calling; not my career, although my career in social work goes along with my vocation. My vocation is to serve." Alyssa Revekant, 2012
"When I was beginning my Social work classes I was overwhelmed by having to remember so much information but what I came to realize is that Social Work is a way of life and the skills that we have studied come as second nature."Alyssa Revekant, 2012
"The social work major has taught me the skills and tools I need to make a difference in the lives of others. I can see how God has used this major to develop in me competence and well as confidence in myself."
"Social work is feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, welcoming the stranger, and visiting the sick; in my opinion there is no better example of Christ-like love. I am one to express my faith more through actions than through words, and in this sense social work has given me a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate my faith."
"My faith guides my desire to do social work. Social work is about serving and meeting the needs of people, and my faith holds those same values. The social work program at Messiah College has helped to instill Christian values into my practice. With each social work class, a different spiritual discipline was addressed. Through this I was able to learn and put into practice meditation, study, prayer, service, worship, simplicity, confession, solitude, submission, guidance and celebration. Each spiritual discipline has helped me to understand the profession of social work in a new way." Mary Kate Stone, 2012
"I no longer want to box myself in and think that I cannot have a great impact on society as a whole. As I think of advancing human rights and justice, I fear that I am not adequate enough. However, I recognize that change begins on a small level, but the outcome is still greater than the starting point. With this recognition and knowledge, I hope to advance social justice every day, recognizing that small steps may change policy and justice on a grander scale." Sarah Ring, 2012
Click here to read about the graduating class of 2011.