Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
aghir

Question about "Relevant Experience"

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone, 

Throughout the individual programs I have been researching I've found it's rather arbitrary what counts as "relevant experience". My particular question is whether volunteering in a low income community resource center providing mentorship, tutoring, and supervision counts as relevant experience when applying for most MSW programs? I have found posts on here stating that any form of "tutoring" is more teaching experience versus true social service experience. What are your thoughts/experiences with this? 

I am very excited about my volunteer opportunity to help out with these kiddos. I am however confused whether my next 6 months volunteer commitment will help my MSW application?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I asked the same question about my tutoring and mentoring experience with Communities in Schools, during an interview with an admissions counselor. She replied that it is relevant and to include it in my resume. You are helping students overcome barriers to learning, which is a social work skill. I would definitely include it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, hilaryp said:

I asked the same question about my tutoring and mentoring experience with Communities in Schools, during an interview with an admissions counselor. She replied that it is relevant and to include it in my resume. You are helping students overcome barriers to learning, which is a social work skill. I would definitely include it :)

Thank you! That reassures me :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told the same about coaching. In your description of the job (resume/supplemental questions/etc) just focus on the social work aspects rather than the actual tasks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes! Honestly you can take almost anything and make it relevant experience as long as you can tie in how it can help aid you in the social work field or even how it helped you make your decision to pursue a masters in social work. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.