I chose Baylor for my MSW because I wanted to continue my education in an environment that not only encouraged me to succeed but also taught me in my failure. In addition to the family environment that Baylor fosters, they also focus on the holistic development of their students. Throughout my undergraduate experience, the GSSW faculty and staff have made it a point to get to know me and encourage my passions. Overall Baylor provided me with a rigorous academic curriculum and a family that encourages me to succeed daily.
What is a cause you are passionate about?
The issues that I am truly passionate about are human trafficking and refugees. Both of these populations experience trauma that is usually due to something outside of their control. In the future, I hope to be able to intervene and support refugees and victims of human trafficking.
How does a Master of Social Work degree fit into your career plan?
Through earning a dual MSW/MBA, I will be more prepared to address both issues in a community setting where I would be able to put my administrative skills to use. I have the specific interest of managing a non-profit in the future.
What is a piece of advice you would give a prospective student
The advice that I would give prospective students is two-fold; first, I would encourage them to take as many electives as possible in areas that they are interested in. As an undergraduate student, I was able to take two different cross-cultural seminars with Dr. Dickey, where I developed a passion for international practice. My second piece of advice would be to form working relationships with your professors. This may sound repetitive and something you may already know, but it will serve you in the long run!