UNV-103-RS-T4Purpose PlanOnline Assignment 1

Name: Albert Anarwat Course: UNV-103-O500 University Success Date: August 5, 2023 Instructor: Professor Kevin Topic 4 Purpose Plan: Academic, Spiritual, & Career Plan Directions: For this assignment, you will answer a series of questions designed to help you find and plan your purpose. These questions are broken into an Academic Plan, a Spiritual Plan, and a Career Plan. Please respond to each of the questions directly on this document (the boxes will expand as needed) and then answer the two reflection questions at the end of the document. Academic Plan To help you get the most out of your GCU experience, GCU offers support, services, and resources that enhance your academic pursuits. Find your major and program on the following website https://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs and complete the table below: In which program of study are you enrolled, or plan to enroll? Currently, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree - Non-Licensure as my chosen program of study. What are some of the program core courses you are looking forward to taking and why? In the Social Work program, I am looking forward to taking courses like "Social Welfare Policy and Services" to understand how policies impact communities and "Trauma-Informed Care" to learn effective approaches in working with vulnerable populations. SWK-285: Foundations of Social Work Practice - This course will provide essential skills for social work practice, such as effective communication and assessment techniques. SWK-330: Diversity, Advocacy, and Social Justice in Social Work - In this course, we will explore the significance of promoting diversity, social justice, and advocacy in the context of social work. SWK-360: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I - Understanding individual behavior in social systems will be the focus, offering valuable insights into client interactions.
SWK-465: Case Management - This course aims to equip students with the necessary skills in case assessment, planning, and intervention for effective client support. Which courses do you anticipate being the most challenging? Explain why. The courses that I anticipate being the most challenging are: SWK-430: Methods of Research in Social Work - Research methods can be complex, and conducting empirical studies in the context of social work might require a solid understanding of statistical analysis and research design. SWK-490: Social Work Capstone - As the culminating course, the social work capstone will likely demand the integration of knowledge and practical skills acquired throughout the program. It may involve working on real-world projects, addressing complex social issues, and demonstrating competency in various aspects of social work. SWK-360: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I - Understanding individual behavior within social systems can be challenging as it involves grasping complex human interactions and the influence of various environmental factors on behavior. SWK-420: Trauma-Informed Care - This course may be emotionally challenging, as it deals with sensitive topics and requires students to develop empathy and resilience in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma. These courses are expected to be demanding due to the depth of knowledge and skills required to succeed in each subject. However, they will also offer valuable opportunities for personal growth and professional development in the field of social work. Spiritual Plan GCU is committed to integrating faith across all aspects of the GCU community. This stems from GCU's mission to educate students from a Christian perspective and to prepare them for careers that honor God while serving others. Read about GCU's "One Foundation," including the "Ethical Positions Statement" and "Doctrinal Statement," and watch the video "One Foundation: Integration of Faith, Learning, and Work" located at https://www.gcu.edu/why-gcu/christian-identity-and-mission . After clicking on the link, scroll down to read about GCU's "One Foundation," including the "Ethical Positions Statement" and "Doctrinal Statement. Then click play to watch the "One Foundation: Integration of Faith, Learning, and Work" video.
What did you take- away from the readings and video? How can you apply this to your experience while at GCU? (50-100 words) GCU places a strong emphasis on integrating faith into every aspect of the university community, including learning, work, and service. The "One Foundation" is rooted in Christian principles, and GCU seeks to maintain unity while embracing the diversity of traditions and denominations within its community. As a student at GCU, I can apply this by actively engaging with the Christ-focused curriculum and seeking to understand how my faith informs and impacts my academic pursuits and future career choices. By weaving the Christian worldview into the curriculum, GCU enables students to develop a strong foundation of values and ethics, preparing them to become transformative leaders who serve others and contribute positively to society. The Doctrinal Statement and Ethical Positions Statement provide clarity and alignment on matters of faith and ethics, guiding the community towards faithfulness, excellence, and service to God and others. As a student, I can uphold these beliefs in my interactions with others, both on campus and in the wider community, fostering a culture of civility, compassion, and respect. Ultimately, GCU's commitment to faith integration will help shape my identity and actions, allowing me to find purpose and contribute meaningfully to the world around me. What does service outside of the classroom mean to you? How can you apply service while at GCU? (50-100 words) Service outside of the classroom, to me, means actively engaging with the community and using my skills, time, and resources to make a positive impact on others' lives. It involves selflessly serving and addressing the needs of those around me, fostering a spirit of compassion and empathy. At GCU, I can apply service by participating in volunteer activities, joining service-oriented clubs or organizations, and seeking opportunities to contribute to local and global communities. Whether through outreach programs, community service projects, or social initiatives, I can embody GCU's mission of serving others while honoring God and make a meaningful difference during my time at the university. Career Plan Grand Canyon University offers several career tools to help you discover potential career paths, build a resume, search for employment, and more. Take a few minutes to complete the five Self-Assessment activities (Work Interest, Personality, Leisure, Values, Skills) on the GCU Career Compass website located at https://www.focus2career.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=810 (Access Code: Purpose). You can watch the video below to assist you with the registration process: https://www.youtube.com/playlist? list=PLnvvHOt5LvE8yBMYeHV4mGPW88Q86ftmw . Even if you have completed an assessment such as this in the past, it is good to reassess yourself every so often to reevaluate your goals, focus, and direction based on your growth. After you complete the survey, fill in the following table. Research the details of your Self Assessment results, As a student at Grand Canyon University. After reflecting on my work interests, personality traits, leisure preferences, values, and skills, I am excited to explore potential career paths related to my social work degree.
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