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MSW, Masters, Armenia, Youth Services

I am a young man of Armenian heritage now living in Los Angeles. I was born and raised in Armenia and lived there until I was 19 when I moved to the United States. I spent a year in India studying English when I was 15 years old. I subsequently graduated from the Humanitarian College of Foreign Languages in Armenia as a business translator. On arrival in the United States, I completed an Intensive English Program at XXXX Community Adult School and graduated from XXXX Community College in 2008. In the spring of this year, I will have completed my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I speak English, Russian and Armenian.

I have participated in several community outreach programs since my arrival in the United States. These programs have exposed me to the underprivileged sections of society.  I have also undertaken a substantial amount of volunteer translation for members of the Armenian and Russian communities. The time that I have spent in India and in the multi-cultural environment of Los Angeles has exposed me to many different cultures. This has enabled me to understand the need for cultural awareness and sensitivity in dealing with others and I believe that these life experiences are extremely relevant to the program for which I am now applying.

I am a hard-working, calm, thoughtful, independent and caring person who relates well to others and feels that assisting people in the area of social work is not merely a career choice but my vocation in life. I am aware that I have been fortunate in my own life and have a very real desire to help those who have not been blessed with such advantages.  I also believe that my studies in the area of criminal justice are relevant to this program and provide a good foundation for a Master’s Degree in social work and may be of direct help to clients in my future work. I am particularly interested in research, and subsequent work, related to helping troubled young people who are not attending school regularly and are involved in deviant behavior such as petty crime and substance abuse.  My interest in doing this kind of work was fired when I met such young people in the several outreach programs in which I have assisted.  I am certain that I possess the empathy and the personal qualities required to be effective in helping underprivileged young people and young single parents to see possibilities beyond their immediate situations and to help them find ways to enable them to fulfill their potential. 

I am determined to spend my future assisting others as a professional social worker and feel strongly that the program for which I am applying is the best means of reaching my goal of helping others particularly young people who have may have ‘lost their way’ in the world for various reasons and  by this means assisting society in general. My ultimate aim is to be a director of a non-profit organization assisting underprivileged adolescents who are failing to realize that opportunities do exist for them personally and to persuade them that they can contribute to, and profit from, involvement in society. I am aware that the MSW program at XXXX State University is prestigious and will attract a large number of well qualified applicants. However I am certain that my academic and personal background and experience will enable me to add something unique to my class and, through research, to benefit the academic community.

 Thank you for considering my application.

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For almost two decades now, I have supported myself and my family by helping applicants to graduate school draft eloquent and highly effective admission statements for degree programs BSW, MSW, DSW; and PHD. I am convinced that I have talent in this area as a bleeding heart, myself, a militant for healing and a lifelong learner; it is the stories of social workers that most intrigue me. Working on behalf of social workers keeps my heart engaged as well as my brain. 

With My Son Davy!