Find out more about the experiences of current and former students, and how courses offered by the Melbourne School of Health Sciences have benefitted them.
Cassandra Sim graduated from the Master of Social Work in 2015 from the University of Melbourne. Cassandra previously completed her undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Commerce.
Hear why she has chosen Social Work as a postgraduate pathway.
Why did you decide to study the Master of Social Work?
I used to major in English education in my bachelor's degree. I had been a TOEFL English teacher for nearly 4 years before I began the Master of Social Work. Interacting with students and their personal lives gave me a better sense of where my passion lies. It sometimes takes a while to figure out what you really want to do in your life. I am excited to begin my new career with a master degree from the University of Melbourne.
What do you like most about your course and what skills has it helped you develop?
The best part about this course is its perfect combination of theory and practice. Being able to have placements with local social work agencies helps me to fully internalise what I have gained from the lectures. As a social worker, I would think social work skills are more important than knowledge. Unlike knowledge which can be learned, skills can only be developed in practice. The placement has prepared me as a competent future social worker with good skills.