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What are the two most important things to be aware of as I enter the workforce as a master's level professional?

Asked Roosevelt, Utah

In two years I will be looking for work with a master's degree. I am wondering how to get the best position possible. In social work there are many opportunities.

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Amber’s Answer

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If you're currently earning your masters, I would encourage you to utilize the resources in your masters program to start developing professional relationships now. In a relational field like social work, networking and getting to know other professionals still matters quite a bit. While you're earning your masters you'll likely be given the opportunity/or be required to participate in practice internships. Use those opportunities to both figure out what avenue of social work you want to pursue and also to develop relationships that will help you find a job when you graduate.

Another great resource is professional organizations. Joining a professional organization such as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) or something similar is a great way to get connected. Membership fees are often lowered or waived for students, so take advantage of that and get the most that you can out of your education.

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Your answer is great Amber, thanks so much for sharing your expertise! At this moment there are more than 800 unanswered questions so I wanted to encourage you to keep going! So many students will benefit tremendously from hearing from you. Keep up the great work!

Alisha’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia
Get as much experience as you can in the field. Consider where you want your career to go and look for jobs that support that. But also be willing to be flexible and try something new. Don’t pigeon hole yourself and keep an open mind.