Human services is a promising career path for students seeking to match their desire to do what matters with the wide array of human needs in society.
- Choose the setting that matches your own strengths and purpose: social services agencies, mental health centers, family, child, or youth agencies, veterans’ service agencies, assisted living house for elders, addictions counseling agencies.
- Focus your skills on the homeless, victims of domestic violence, those experiencing the effects of poverty and joblessness, the aging, youth, those struggling with addiction and the mentally ill.
- Practice your skills in supervised field placements which often lead to jobs.
- Engage with faculty and professionals who represent the fields of social work, legal aid, addictions counseling, not for profit management, senior housing and services.
- Develop the competencies necessary for human services: advocacy, assessment, interviewing, group facilitation, introductory counseling skills, case management, program development and evaluation, critical thinking and communication.
- Build your career ladder with this degree, with the option to continue on to graduate programs in social work, mental health counseling, or human services management and leadership.
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