School Status

All day and evening classes are canceled today (Tuesday), along with all other campus activities

January 27, 2015

Christina Welsh, major in Social Work

Christina Welsh

"I had gone to school in Boston prior to coming to Salem. One of the things I loved about Salem State was how close it was to my hometown. 

Before applying to Salem State I had just returned from a four month stay in Costa Rica. I was working as a teacher in a school in a very rural and poor town. My experience there made me realize that I wanted to do something with my life that would help others, for me this was being a social worker.

I have had a very positive experience at Salem State. I have made some great friendships both with students and faculty. I have spent the last year interning at the Federal Probation Department in Boston working with offenders, primarily with substance abuse addictions. I will be able to continue working with substance abusers after graduation at CAB detox where I will be working full-time.

I have many memorable experiences, but the friends and supports I have made are something I can take with me after leaving Salem State."