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Events

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Talia Rivera, Network Manager at Council on Foundations

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »

BC Social Work Career Networking Event

NOVEMBER 6, 2014
6:00–7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521
2 CEUs
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

This fun annual event gives BC Social Work alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages provided. Drop by for all or part of the evening.

Last year over 40 alumni and 100 students attended.

Hosted by BC Social Work Alumni Association and Career Services. See other Career Services Events scheduled throughout the year.

Alumni: Please RSVP to gsswcareerservices@bc.edu by October 23.

More about Career Networking Event »

News

GSSW in the News
BC Social Work Student Gets Invite to 'Ellen Show'

STM/GSSW student Liz D'Onofrio and her friend Brianna Lambro at the Ellen Show.

FEBRUARY 14, 2014

To say that the phone call Boston College Graduate School of Social Work student Liz D'Onofrio got last fall was memorable, would be an understatement. The caller was talk show host, comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres, who reached out to D'Onofrio after she had posted the following on her Facebook page: "I just answered an unknown number because I actually thought it might be Ellen DeGeneres. I never, ever want to miss that call."

While D'Onofrio had heard from a producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after that post, she had no idea DeGeneres would call her directly, much less during a taping of the talk show.

"It was very surprising," said D'Onofrio, who said she could hear the audience reacting as she answered DeGeneres’ call. Initially, the point of DeGeneres' call was to offer D’Onofrio a copy of her new CD, "Ellen's I'm Gonna Make You Dance Jams."

But a stronger connection was made when DeGeneres found out about D'Onofrio's work as an intern at the Children's Room in Arlington, a place that offers support for grieving children who have lost someone in their family. DeGeneres responded with "I love you…I'm so glad I called you." Next thing D'Onofrio knew, DeGeneres had invited her to California to meet her and come to a taping of the show.  Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »

Watch the video on the "Ellen Show" (about 1:28 into the video) »