Experience of a single mother about being a student
I have realized that I innately possessed much strength that was extended a formal direction by this course. However, I have also identified some weaknesses on my part as a student that I plan to work on, with sincerity and zeal. I graduated in 1982 and after being divorced I remained amply busy as a single mother to a 14 year old son and first as a county caseworker, and later on as a credit analyst with At&t. Initially I feared that I had come a long way from my dream. However, since I joined this 1st class, I realized that my past experience as a mother and a full time employee has endowed me with much insight into the essentials of Family & Community work. While studying for my undergraduate degree in social work, back in ’82; my only thought and passion was to help others. I had an innate conviction that a career oriented around working with children, families and communities will be really fulfilling for me. For 15 years I worked as a caseworker with the county, helping families to get and continue on the food stamp program and Medicaid services. Later on, I shifted to the corporate world in quest for a better financial scenario, considering my responsibilities as a single mother.
To put it simply, education and its associated elements like reading, writing and research are lifelong processes, and their scope extends much beyond this class and my academic life. I know I have served well as a single mother and as an employee. ...Show more