Jose Santiago

Social Work (MSW)

An Army ROTC cadet who is getting ready to be commissioned as an officer, Jose Santiago plans to stand up for the silenced voices within the armed forces.

Describe your most significant academic accomplishment.

“Creating the capstone project was the most significant accomplishment in the MSW program. I was able to experience hands-on training with macro-level community interventions and I learned so much, not only about the policies within my state but about myself as a social worker.”

How has the above experience impacted your future plans?

“The experience obtained during the capstone project affirmed my passion to work in macro-level social work as an advocate on a state and global scale.”

What would you tell a future student interested in your field of study?

“You won’t get this level of diversity and versatility anywhere else but here. Making a difference is the essence of our practice, and advocating is the foundation of what drives us as social workers. Be it in private, one-on-one practice, city interventions, or social-economic reform, we drive the world to change for the better for all.”

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you chose Brockport.

“I’m an Army ROTC cadet who is getting ready to commission as an officer and I plan to stand up for the silenced voices within the armed forces. Brockport offered a program that is helping me do just that, and within the first week of classes, it was made clear the staff here make each student’s individual future success their own passion for teaching. I’ve never felt so much like a family within a school program.”

Learn more about the Master of Social Work (MSW).

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