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Macro social work

[Contribution by Kareema Whitfield, Adjunct Professor at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Professor Whitfield obtained her Macro MSW Degree in Management and Community Practice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]

Attached you will find a video by the University of Southern California (USC), entitled, Nontraditional Social Work: Is It for Me? I share this with you in hopes that you will find this video enlightening, or at least thought provoking.

For many of us social workers, we leave our “comfortable” world of academia and enter the “real world”. More times than not, this reality lends itself many challenges. For many of us, this means seeking professional opportunities, in which we love – if we’re lucky, and many times undesirable opportunities that, at best, affords us a sustainable income to maintain our basic living expenses. Often times these positions come with “minimal salaries”…

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