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the alignment of your personal philosophy and values with that of the profession

T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he admissions essay evaluates writing skills, critical thinking skills, and capacity for self-awareness and personal growth. 1.academic essay, 3. no abstract needed 4.well structed essay While some personal information is required in the essay (e.g. your strengths), you should be judicious in the use of self-disclosure. You are not expected to disclose intimate details of your life; however, if you choose to do so, you should do so only briefly and make it clear how the issue has been resolved so that you may now succeed in the program and the profession. Your essay should incorporate the following information: 1. the alignment of your personal philosophy and values with that of the profession; 2. your ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍understanding of and commitment to diversity and social justice; 3. your professional experience; 4. your career plans and focus in the field of social work versus another helping profession (i.e., why social work?); 5. your strengths and weaknesses that are relevant to the social work profession; 6. how the MSW Program is best suited for your educational and professional goals; and 7. how you will manage the rigorous demands of graduate education. The arrangement of this information is up to you; all must be addressed, but the order in which you do so should be guided by your writing style. Overall, we are looking that you understand the profession, are committed to it, and are ready for graduate-level work‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍.