I graduated from Texas Woman's University in the spring of 2005. I was a recipient of the Title IV-E grant and during my last semester in the Social Work Program I attended the CPS Academy, which is a Basic Skills Development Training, as well as on the job training. Upon graduation I was offered a position as an ongoing worker for the Department. This, by far, has been one of the most challenging jobs I have ever had. However, the rewards are remarkable. This job gives you the advantage of learning multiple skills. For example I have gained experiences working directly with clients, children, foster parents, private placement agencies, service providers, attorneys, and have even learned to testify in court. School can only prepare you so much for what you will encounter in the real world today. I feel that accepting the Title IV-E grant opened the door to have those hands on experiences, while completing my degree.
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