According to the University of Arkansas' School of Social Work "The purpose of the profession of social work is the enhancement of human well-being and the alleviation of poverty and oppression. The profession is dedicated to assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to reach their full potential. Social work is particularly concerned with achieving social and economic justice for vulnerable populations and with respecting and valuing human diversity. The School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas reflects the profession's fundamental concerns in its educational goals and objectives. The undergraduate program has two primary education goals:
- Preparation for culturally competent, empirically based, multi-system, beginning level professional generalist practice across the life course;
- The preparation of students for continuing their professional growth and development after graduation."
|Applying Non-intrusive Methods||Observing Human Interactions|
|Conducting Field Studies||Reaching Conclusions through Comparative Study|
|Developing Project Designs||Recognizing Cultural Differences/Similarities|
|Evaluating||Recruiting/Coordinating Research Subjects|
|Examining Data||Surveying & Sampling|
|Gathering & Organizing data||Understanding Group Dynamics|
|Identifying Value Systems||Utilizing Statistical Applications|
|Interviewing||Writing Grant Proposals|
|Maintaining Records||Written & Oral Communication|
Human Services Career Network - lists professional positions for people interested in careers in the human services.
Idealist - Nonprofit jobs and internships
SocialService.com - provides resources for individuals with interests in mental health, substance abuse, children and youth, and community and organizational outreach.