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Experiences

This page applies to: SocialWorkCAS

Overview

In this section, you can enter your professional experiences in several categories, or types. Review the type definitions below, consider the duties you performed during the experience, and use your best judgment to determine which category your experience falls into.

Although you can enter any experiences that you believe are relevant to your application, we recommend focusing on those experiences within the last 10 years and at the collegiate level and above. Use this section to highlight any experience (current or past) related to your interest in a social work degree. This question is optional; however, check each program's requirements to see if experiences are required for submission. Additionally, if you have any questions about your experiences fulfilling an individual school's requirements, inquire with that school directly.

Experience Types

Employment

Paid work done outside of the health care field or a research lab; for example, a retail or restaurant job.

Internship and Clinical Experiences

Time spent either following and observing a social work professional at work or a paid or unpaid position related to social work.

Research

Any experience working on a research project, preferably in addition to or outside of regular classroom work. This may include student research positions, research technician positions, summer research student, master’s rotational student, etc.

Volunteer

Volunteer work done outside of the health care field; for example, working for Habitat for Humanity, tutoring students, participating in or working for a fundraiser walk or blood drive, etc.

Ministry

Volunteer work specifically done within a religious setting.

Enter Your Experience

  1. Click Add an Experience.
  2. Select the appropriate experience type from the drop-down. 
  3. Enter information about the organization where the experience took place.
  4. Enter information about your supervisor at the organization.
  5. Enter the date or date range in which the experience took place. Note that your experiences will not display on your application in any specific order, regardless of the dates entered. 
  6. Enter additional details about the experience, including the time frame, if applicable. 
  7. Select Yes or No to indicate a release authorization to allow your selected programs to contact the organization. 
  8. Click Save & Continue

Note that you cannot repeat hours between Experience types. So, if position duties encompass more than one section, enter the position in both sections and divide the hours and duties accordingly.

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