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Sharon Berey

Admissions Counselor at St. Louis Job Corps

Social Work

Graduated in 2012

Explain your career path

I have always loved working in the Social Services/ helping fields and decided to continue my education.

What was your major at Southeast and what led you to that?

My major was Social Work and I was led to pursue that field because I believed my community would benefit by having more diversity in this field.

Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

I chose Southeast because of the location, affordability, and atmosphere.

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

The whole Social Work Dept, The Trio and Mc Nair Programs were all very supportive and inspiring during my time at Southeast.

Share your best college memory.

My best college memory was going to Washington DC to participate in the CSIS!!!

What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?

Don't judge others by what others might think about them.

Describe Southeast in three words.

Paving the way

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Earning a MSW from Washington University in, St. Louis.

How did your education at Southeast prepare you for what you are doing today?

Earning my BSW from Southeast laid the foundation for me to continue my education and helped me to feel confident in pursuing my Masters Degree.

What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?

Dispel the myths unjustly spoken about Social Workers and go forth and be great!

What do you wish you had known before graduating and entering the "real world"?

I wish I would've taken a minor and specialized in my studies.


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