The purpose of the goal statement is to determine if what you want to learn is a "match" with what the field site has to offer. The goal statement document is an opportunity for you to demonstrate professional writing. It should allow potential field instructors to view a "snapshot" of your interests, why you chose social work as a career, and the impact you want to make.
As you write your goal statement, remember that professional graduate school is preparing you to become a provider of service. You should think about and refer to:
The goal statement must:
Reminder: You have the opportunity to have the U-M SSW Career Center review your goal statement prior to submitting your field application to the Office of Field Education. Please contact them directly for assistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 763-6259
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