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2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

2016 Alumni Awards

The annual Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College School of Social Work alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession.

Learn about the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and watch the videos »

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Submit the Update Your Contact Info Form from the Boston College Alumni Association, or send your name and the information you would like updated to Boston College Information Services at

Alumna Shapes Policy at the White House

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Patricia Yu, PhD '14, was selected to be a 2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, a competitive fellowship for health professionals working to make a positive contribution to policies that affect older adults.  Read more on the Blog »


Alumni Events

Alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work are welcome to attend any events sponsored by the BCSSW Alumni Association or the Boston College Alumni Association. Each year the BCSSW Alumni Association organizes volunteer groups, networking nights, social activities, the Recruitment Fair, and Alumni Awards & Diversity Conference, among other activities. Upcoming events are listed below and new events will be added throughout the year.

Visit the Boston College Alumni & Friends website for more information from the Boston College Alumni Association.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Association Networking Event

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521

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.

6:00-6:30 p.m. Networking
6:30-7:00 p.m. Panel discussion
7:00-7:30 p.m. Networking

Hosted by BC Social Work Alumni Association and Career Services.

Alumni Awards & Diversity Conference

Friday, January 27, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 100

Save the date for the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards and Diversity Conference. Watch for more details regarding the announcement of the Diversity speaker and Alumni Award winners in mid-December.

Mock Interviewing

February 2017
Times vary
Locations vary

A great opportunity for alumni to connect with current students and support them in their transition to work. Students sign up for time slots to be mock interviewed by alumni and staff volunteers. To sign up to be a mock interviewer, please contact Cindy Snell at

BC Social Work Recruitment Fair

Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Murray Room, 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives and pick up materials and handouts describing their programs.

Last year, 40 agencies registered to participate: Recruitment Fair Participating Agencies (2016) (PDF)

This event is open to BC Social Work students and alumni only. IDs are required.

Tips for preparing (2016) (PDF)

Photos and comments from previous BC Social Work Recruitment Fairs

Employers: If you are interested in having your agency attend, please complete and return the Registration Form linked from the For Employers page. For more information, email Career Services.