Bethany Flood – MSSA/MNO, Class of 2011
Program: Full-Time Joint Degree Program
Joint Degree: M.S.S.A./M.N.O. (Master of Nonprofit Organizations)
Concentration: Direct Practice
Specialization: Children, Youth and Families
Preferred Population: International and diverse groups
|Why Social Work?My focus on social work stems from its interdisciplinary nature. After finishing my undergraduate work in psychology and working in the social service field in China, I wanted a degree that would legitimize my work background. The M.S.S.A./M.N.O. joint degree program opens up many doors to international work.|
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Undergraduate Institution: Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA, B.S., Psychology, Minor in Youth Ministry, 2000
Additional training/certification: MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Master Practitioner/Team Building and Development
Previous work experience: Volunteer training, personal development coaching, work/life training, student counseling
Social Work Day at the United Nations
Favorite thing about Cleveland: The international community and food. I love the Metroparks.
Favorite thing about campus: The old buildings and architecture. The energy of the campus and academia.
First Year Placement: Domestic Violence Center Youth Program
Second Year Field Placement: MetroHealth Pediatric Unit
Long Term: Nothing is set in stone. I’m looking at international opportunities, primarily overseas nonprofit organizations that specialize in trauma response. I am also looking at Ph.D. programs in Social Welfare.