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Neuroscience Alumni Build Networks Between the Brain and Social Work

When Associate Professor Jessica Black set out to establish her innovative program merging neuroscience with social work, she knew that, in order for it to be truly successful, it would need to impact the most students as possible. From the clinical concentrator dedicated to serving those living at the margins on the front lines, to the macro specialist with aspirations of one day occupying a major public office, each could benefit greatly from understanding the impact of social context on brain development. Read more on the blog »

Erin Gerber MSW ’09

Distinguished Alumnus Nick Teich Builds Inclusive Camps for Marginalized Youth

Alumnus Nick Teich, MSW ’09, the founder and CEO of Harbor Camps, was recognized in a ceremony on January 27 in Gasson Hall for his distinguished accomplishments in the field of social work. Nick sat down with BCSSW after the ceremony to discuss what Boston College meant to him, and how the support he received here has allowed him to establish, and grow, a first-of-its kind inclusive camp for transgender youth. Read more on the blog »

 

Events

Networking/LinkedIn Workshop

Thursday, November 2, 2017  
12:30-2:00 pm
McGuinn 400

Learn why networking is so important, how do it right, and how to use LinkedIn effectively.

Alumni Association Networking Event

Thursday, November 9, 2017  
6:00-7:30 pm
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.

Hosted by BC Social Work Alumni Association and Career Services.

Resume Workshop for Second Year Field

Wednesday, November 8, 2017  
1:00-2:00 pm
McGuinn 400

For students in preparation for their 2nd year field applications. Put your best foot forward when applying for your 2nd year field placement.

Career Day/Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Thursday, January 11, 2018  
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Yawkey Center, 4th flr

For Final Year Students: A half-day event to kick off your last semester at Boston College School of Social Work! The event includes an overview of the job search, a resume and cover letter writing workshop, and a panel of alumni who will share their career experiences. Continental breakfast provided.

Licensure Workshop

Thursday. March 1, 2018  
12:30-2:00 pm
McElroy conf room, 237

A member from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Work will explain the social work licensure process in Massachusetts. While they will not be able to answer specific questions about requirements in other states, the process is similar enough in other states to make it worthwhile to attend for students looking to practice outside of Massachusetts.

Recruitment Fair

Friday, March 16, 2018  
11:00 am-2:30 pm
Yawkey Center, 4th floor

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 (2017) (PDF)

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

Tips for preparing (2018) (PDF)

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.

Mock Interviewing - requires sign up

Wed-Friday, March 21-23, 2018
TBD

For final year students only. Students must sign up in advance. Times and locations of mock interviews are scheduled on an individual basis.