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Victoria Brewster has some sage advice for new and future social workers.

NorthernMSW: Consulting, Advocacy, Aging, Book Reviews, End of Life Information, & General Information for Helping Professionals

by Victoria Brewster, MSW

If you are reading this, I am making the assumption that you are already a BSW/MSW or you are a student to become one.

Why have you chosen the field of social work? What is the draw besides the obvious connection to people, to want to help, to want to make a difference, to see social justice occur and/or to provide those individuals in society with the basics and beyond…..

No individual goes into the field of social work for the money.  No individual goes into the field of social work to be glorified. One choses the field of social work because of a passion to make a difference and the draw to see social justice occur.

Now, if you are a student to become a BSW or MSW, what next?  What population will you work with and why? Do you have a niche you want to…

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