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It is essential that we assess your potential for developing into the type of social worker Grambling State University School of Social Work will produce. We request that you write an autobiographical/career statement consisting of approximately 500-600 words. This statement must be typewritten; double spaced, and should discuss the following

Reason for deciding to become a social worker

Family composition, inter-relationship, and community of origin experiences

Early education and life experiences which impacted your career choice.

College experiences honors, organizational affiliation as related to present career choice)

Work experiences, agency internships, and/or volunteer services related to career choice

Reason(s) for seeking admission to Grambling State University School Work at this time

Discuss a major social problem which you think needs the attention of social workers.


Write a 500-word review of one of your classmates’ proposals. Choose a proposal that has not already been reviewed. In your review, you may comment on topic selection, logic, clarity, scope of the project, audience appropriateness, sources, and anything else that stands out to you. Be kind, but do not just say that everything looks great; instead, give real feedback and suggestions that your classmate can use. One of the best things you can do is ask questions. If there is something you do not understand, ask about it. If something strikes you as very interesting and you want to know if your classmate is going to say more about it in the project, ask that. These are just some examples of questions you can ask.