Should I apply to MSW programs now or later?
November 3, 2012 1:43 PM Subscribe
Do I have an appropriate background for admissions to an MSW program? Lots of details inside.
posted by anonymous to Education (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm currently applying to MSW programs and would like to get my LCSW eventually. However, I'm not sure if I have the appropriate experience at this point. Should I wait a year and try to beef up my resume?
A little about my background ....
Undergrad majors: English and Spanish. I took about 10 classes in various social sciences, mostly general surveys. Pretty good grades at a pretty good school.
Work experience: PR and journalism, including a good deal of work that necessitated multi-cultural understanding.
Volunteer experience: limited. Big Brothers/Sisters for one year. Some PR volunteering for a non-profit.
What can I do to improve my application? Is my undergrad education sufficient?
Also, and most important, what are volunteer suggestions for a future LCSW? What would provide relevant experience? Specifically in NYC would be very helpful.
Also--I'm very introverted and enjoy working with people one-on-one. I think of stereotypical social workers as being very outgoing, which I am not. I am as "INFP" as it gets. Will I enjoy grad school for social work and working as a clinical social worker?