Social Work

Meet Nyasha

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[00:00:00.42] NYASHA: Salisbury University's social work program is very diverse. It is a pretty small-knit community, so I've gotten to better relation with a lot of my professors. Some I've had every semester, know them by name, knows something about me. Just knowing that I have somebody who personally knows me makes me more inclined to do better. I'm more motivated, kind of like a mom here on the eastern shore.

[00:00:23.16] All of my professors are very dedicated. They're all passionate about social work and the students as a whole, and that's a great thing to feel. I have always been that mom, that friend that everyone came to to get those late-night, my-life-is-falling-apart calls, so if I was that friend who got the calls for free, why not make that call profitable.

[00:00:44.13] I've always enjoyed helping people. I ideally want to work with youth, so being a guidance counselor or just working like a big brother, big sister agency. Just making sure that students, youth, children have somebody in their corner.

[00:00:57.12] One of the beautiful things about the social program here at Salisbury University is they provide you internship and clinical experiences based on your interests. So me expressing a desire to be in a school setting, they placed me right there, and I feel it couldn't be a better pick.

[00:01:13.51] The best thing I possibly learned from the problem is self-care. It is something really small and minute, but it's probably one of the most important thing just knowing that you're going to take on a lot of things. But it's important to make sure that you preserve yourself.

[00:01:28.03] It's not just something for social work, but it's a life lesson. I think that's another amazing thing about social program is they don't just teach you about the program and about the profession, they teach things about yourself. And I definitely feel like I've grown as a person by simply being in the program. So I am very grateful for that opportunity.

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