Jonathan House, class of 2014
Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in psychology
Tell us a little bit about your background.
I am from a small town in Western New York and came out to
Washington because of the Army. I was in the Infantry for almost
eight years and did two tours in Iraq. I decided it was time to
get out an pursue other interests. Current I am a junior and
expect to graduate in the spring of 2014.
Why do you want to obtain a BSW?
I want to obtain my BSW (with a minor in psychology) because
I would like to work with families, military and/or military
families. I looked at Marriage and Family Therapy programs at
other schools but found that the BSW program would give me more
freedom for job choices.
What motivates you to become a social worker?
First off I enjoy helping people. I feel I would be good at
translating that into a career. Social work is like a math
problem with often more than one right answer. Like all those
tests students love taking, the goal is to find the "most right"
answer. I know there is much more to learn and I look forward to
What do you like/enjoy/appreciate about Saint
Martin's BSW program?
I enjoy the small class sizes here at Saint Martin's
University. It allows you to get to know your professors and for
them to know you. I attended a larger college (16,000+ at the
time I went) and there was little to no interaction with anyone
in your department. I enjoy interacting with other students and
faculty, getting and giving feedback, and the fact that everyone
is so friendly.