Students

What Our Students Say…

ABOUT CHOOSING SOCIAL WORK AS A CAREER:

“Like many budding social workers, I began my coursework with a vague desire to help people. When it came time to express my interests for the senior field placement, I realized that my desire to help people had sparked a newfound desire to create social change. I believe in helping people help themselves. Social workers in community organizing positions go one step further; they help people help themselves collectively, and that’s what I want to do.”

Dorothy Martindale
New Knoxville, OH

 

 


ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK:

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“Working with orphans in Ghana for the past two summers has changed my life. These kids have inspired me to fight for them. My goals are to earn my undergraduate degree in social work, attend a master’s program focused on international youth, and ultimately work in an organization that helps orphanages and youth centers run with sustainable systems. I have seen that as a social worker, I have the power to change the world.”

Hannah Bonacci
Akron, OH


ABOUT FIELD PLACEMENT:

Carbonari“My senior year internship has been a phenomenal way for me to gain experience in community organizing and nonprofit management. I feel confident about my career goals and am equipped with the knowledge and skills to be a successful social worker. The college’s faculty and staff have also given me the support and tools to conduct my own research and complete a senior honors thesis analyzing the results. This unique opportunity will be beneficial as I pursue further education in social work.”

Nicole Carbonari
Lake Forest, IL

 

Daugherty“The time I spent at the Buckeye Ranch has prepared me exceptionally well for graduation and for real-life social work. My experiences have been varied and affirming. Having learned social work theory during my junior year, the opportunity to work in the field while still under close observation has allowed me to put the rubber to the road to explore who I am as a future social worker.”

Nick Daugherty
Columbus, OH


ABOUT OUR FACULTY AND STAFF:

Harris“The college faculty and staff have instilled in me a sense of hope, awareness, and direction to help alleviate contemporary social distress. I am excited to pursue a career that values social and political action.”

Quartez Harris
Springfield, OH

 

 


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