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Center Plays Key Role in Social Work Education

DECEMBER 6, 2013

A national center headquartered at the Graduate School of Social Work has formed an innovative partnership to help prepare social workers for a rapidly expanding area of care for the elderly and people with disabilities.  More about the center's key role »

BC Social Work to Offer New Certificates Program

NOVEMBER 22, 2013

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work has announced new Certificate Programs within the MSW Program to give students the opportunity to engage in concentrated study in subject-specific areas of social work practice and expertise, allowing for enhanced skill sets and practice options.

Eight certificate options will be offered in the areas of Child Welfare; Latino Leadership; Neuroscience & Social Work; Policy & Community Organizing; Refugees & Immigrants; School Social Work; Trauma; and Veterans & Military Families. Certificate course offerings are subject to change each semester.  More about the Certificates Program »

GSSW in the News
A 'City of Innovators' for Boston's New Mayor

NOVEMBER 18, 2013

After the recent Boston mayoral election, the Boston Globe asked Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing and other forward-thinking civic figures to share their ideas on what a visionary new mayor could do for the city of Boston.

In her essay "A City of Innovators," Dearing offers an idea for New Economy Neighborhoods that would turn Boston's disenfranchised neighborhoods into "successful, small-scale engines of tomorrow.  More about a 'City of Innovators' »

Promoting Personal Choice in Long-Term Services and Supports

OCTOBER 18, 2013

The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS), a research center within the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) hosted an orientation to kick off their Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports Project. The Partnerships Project will infuse participant-directed and person-centered competencies into the social work classroom and field curricula within social work programs and the Aging and Disability Network organizations in eight U.S. states and New York City, equipping a cohort of future social workers with the knowledge and skills to implement and evaluate participant-directed and person-centered services. More about the Partnerships Project »

BC Social Work Faculty Attend White House Briefing

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

On September 25 the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) hosted the White House briefing, "Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education." Professors James Lubben, Ruth McRoy, and Marylou Sudders attended as representatives of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.  More about White House Briefing »

Immigrant Integration: Here and There

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

Westy Egmont, Research Professor and Director of the Immigrant Integration Lab, led twelve students from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work through England, Belgium, and France to study immigrant integration in the European Union (EU) this summer. The course, EU and U.S. Immigrant Integration: a Comparison of Social Policy, positioned students to actively research the issue of immigrant integration through a comparative analysis of policies and practices in the EU and the U.S.  More about Immigrant Integration: Here and There »

The Hartford Center: Translating Research Into Practice

AUGUST 5, 2013

The Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work at Boston College recently launched and will focus on translating research into practice. Led by Dr. James Lubben, the Louise McMahon Ahearn Professor in the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and a leading scholar in social gerontology, the Center will collaborate with local agencies to identify gaps in education and training on aging. The Center will translate research into new knowledge to inform practice and policy in geriatric social work.  More about the Hartford Center at Boston College »

GSSW in the News
Boston's Economic Mobility

JULY 25, 2013

A new study that maps economic mobility has shown when it comes to escaping poverty, where people live matters. While some Southern and Midwestern cities didn't fare well by the metrics used, residents of Northeastern cities such as Boston have an easier time moving up the ladder.

Boston still struggles with struggles areas of concentrated poverty, but Tiziana Dearing, Associate Professor of Macro Practice at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, says the city has shifted in important ways. "We are much better integrated, much more equal, much less overtly racist than we were 20 years ago — and than most of America thinks that we are now," Dearing says.  More about Boston's Economic Mobility »

GSSW in the News
BC Social Work Faculty Collaborate on Social Innovation Study

JUNE 26, 2013

Get and give help. Consider small changes as well as big ideas. Build on strengths but consider moving outside of your comfort zone. Be ready. And be bold.

These suggestions for achieving success in social innovation are among the findings of a recent study co-authored by two Boston College faculty members on Massachusetts’ status as a leader in social innovation, which addresses social needs by blending entrepreneurship and practices from business with social work’s expertise in non-profit management and commitment to social justice.

Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professors Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Stephanie Berzin, directors of GSSW’s Center for Social Innovation, and their co-author Luis de Zengotita compiled the study through interviews with 23 leaders of human service agencies who had spearheaded different types of social innovation initiatives.  More about the study of social innovation in Massachusetts »

GSSW in the News
Forum Showcases Model Programs to Aid Vulnerable Young Adults

JUNE 19, 2013

BC Social Work Associate Professor, Stephaine Berzin, co-organized a forum on campus earlier this month to discuss the issue of housing for vulnerable young adults aging out of the foster care system. The forum featured agencies and housing programs from across the state with a record of success in serving this at-risk population.  More about the Forum on Housing for Vulnerable Young Adults »

GSSW in the News
BC Social Work HIV/AIDS Conference Marks Its Silver Anniversary

MAY 29, 2013

The Graduate School of Social Work's groundbreaking National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS marks its silver anniversary this year, its focus having changed in light of medical science's progress against the disease over the past quarter-century. But as conference founder Vincent Lynch adds, the need for the forum — which took place in May 2013 in Chicago — is as great as ever.

"Now, as then, it is social workers who confront the devastating impact AIDS has on individuals and families," said Lynch, who is director of continuing education at GSSW. "The goal of the conference has always been the same: to share experiences, practices, and ideas that will enable social workers to meet the needs of their clients."  More about the HIV/AIDS Conference Silver Anniversary »

Immigrant Integration Lab Co-Hosts Seminar on Supporting Immigrant Students

MAY 17, 2013

The Immigrant Integration Lab in the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and the Center for Optimized Student Support in the Boston College Lynch School of Education co-hosted an event on May 10, 2013, that brought together experts from the fields of education and immigration. Panelists spoke on the obstacles and opportunities facing immigrant children in the world of education.  More about the Seminar on Supporting Immigrant Students »

David Takeuchi to Join Boston College Social Work as Associate Dean for Research

MAY 16, 2013

Dr. David T. Takeuchi will join Boston College Graduate School of Social Work this Fall 2013 as Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Dorothy Book Scholar.

Takeuchi's main research focus has been on how race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status are associated with health, access to care, treatment, quality of care, and outcomes. He was a key architect of the National Latino and Asian American Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of Latinos and Asian Americans ever conducted. Takeuchi served as principal investigator of major grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations, and he is currently co-investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute funded by the National Institute of Health and Health Disparities.  More about David Takeuchi Joining BC Social Work »

Students Develop Solutions at Social Innovation Day

APRIL 26, 2013

Students in the Social Innovation + Leadership Program at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work participated in a day-long series of guided activities to develop innovative responses to social problems. The annual Social Innovation Day, this year held on April 8, gives social work students an opportunity to experience social innovation firsthand.  More about Social Innovation Day »

New Center Will Lead to Enhanced Geriatric Social Work Training

APRIL 11, 2013

The Hartford/Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence has chosen Boston College to be one of the first Hartford Academic Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work.

The Hartford Center at Boston College will be led by GSA Fellow James Lubben, faculty member and director of the doctoral program at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW).  More about the Hartford Center at Boston College »

Governor Deval Patrick Speaks to BC Social Work Community

APRIL 2, 2013

Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, spoke to the Boston College Social Work community on April 2, 2013, about the politics and policies of inclusion.

"Welcoming new Americans reminds us of our ideals," said Governor Patrick. "The American dream is more than the stuff of legend or folklore. It's real … and it's especially real in the lives of immigrants and those of us who work to make it real, and make it last."  More about Governor Patrick's Address »

GSSW in the News
Social Work Professor Appointed to Gun Violence Panel

APRIL 2, 2013

Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Marylou Sudders has been appointed by Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo to a special advisory panel that will study and recommend possible legislative solutions to address gun violence. Sudders, a former Massachusetts Commissioner of Mental Health, chairs the GSSW Health and Mental Health Concentration and focuses her teaching and research on mental health policy, children's mental health, mental health planning, and child abuse and neglect.

"I appreciate that, with the creation of this panel, we are trying to have a thoughtful conversation about guns and mental illness, instead of reacting viscerally to events," said Sudders. "I am honored to play any part I can in aiding this dialogue."  More about gun violence panel »

Graduate School of Social Work Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

MARCH 26, 2013

Boston College welcomed 94 new American citizens at a Naturalization Ceremony hosted by Boston College Graduate School of Social Work on March 21, 2013.

"Social work is all about inclusion and empowerment," said GSSW Dean Alberto Godenzi. "There is something unique about experiencing this moment, when people from all walks of life collectively embrace the values of the nation. We wanted to bring this ceremony to BC to be witnessed by the students, faculty, and staff of Boston College."  More about Naturalization Ceremony »

Four Awards for GSSW Video and Magazine

MARCH 22, 2013

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Marketing & Communications Office has received four awards for the GSSW video, Where Transformation Happens, and the BC Social Work Magazine: 75th Anniversary Special Addition.  More about four awards »

GSSW in the News
Boston College Designated a 'Changemaker Campus'

MARCH 18, 2013

In recognition of initiatives such as the Graduate School of Social Work's Social Innovation and Leadership Program and Lab, Boston College has been named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, a global association of leading social entrepreneurs.

The Changemaker designation recognizes colleges and universities that "have embedded social innovation as a core value" and built "supportive environments for changemaking across the entire institution – from admissions through the curriculum, career services, all the way to community and alumni engagement."  More about Boston College designation »

GSSW Alumnus Named CEO of NASW

MARCH 12, 2013

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced that Anthony "Angelo" McClain, PhD, LICSW, has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. McClain received his PhD in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 2001.

McClain joins NASW, the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, after serving six years as Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).  More about GSSW Alumnus »

Promotion and Tenure Announcement

FEBRUARY 26, 2013

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to announce that Tom Crea, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Crea teaches in the Children, Youth and Families concentration. His areas of research include services for vulnerable children and families; decision-making in social services; special needs adoption, orphans and vulnerable children; and program evaluation. In addition to authoring several recent publications, Crea co-authored an article for an upcoming issue of The Lancet about child health and development in eastern Zimbabwe.

Tiziana Dearing to Join Social Work Faculty

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Tiziana Dearing will join Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in the fall of 2013 as a full-time Associate Professor of Macro Practice with a focus on social innovation and leadership. Since 2010, Dearing has been CEO of Boston Rising, a start-up anti-poverty fund dedicated to breaking the generational cycle of poverty in Boston's neighborhoods. Dearing earned a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.  More about Tiziana Dearing joining GSSW »

GSSW in the News
GSSW Social Innovation Leaders Looking Ahead

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

With an important major milestone completed, organizers of the Graduate School of Social Work’s social innovation initiative are now planning for its next phase, including an effort to involve other Boston College schools, departments, and programs. Nearly three years ago, GSSW Associate Professors Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Stephanie Berzin launched the initiative, establishing a center to coordinate activities that promote social innovation — a growing field that blends entrepreneurship and practices from business/management and other disciplines to address social needs.  More about GSSW social innovation leaders »

GSSW in the News
Colloquium Marks Debut of GSSW Immigrant Integration Lab

JANUARY 15, 2013

In the midst of a national groundswell for immigration reform, the Graduate School of Social Work co-sponsored a Dec. 14 colloquium that officially launched its broad-based effort to aid immigrants’ transition into American democratic society. The event, held in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons, served as a formal welcome for GSSW's Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) and its director, GSSW Research Professor Westy Egmont.  More about the colloquium »

BC Social Work Offers Latino Leadership Initiative Program

JANUARY 15, 2013

By mid-century, the majority of the U.S. population will be made up of minorities, predominantly Latinos. In response, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work established a Latino Leadership Initiative program (LLI). The new offering bolsters students' linguistic and cultural competencies to work with Latino communities here and abroad.  More about BC Social Work Latino Leadership Initiative »

Events Archive

2013

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Mike Durkin, President and CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

December 5, 2013
12:20–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 526
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 13 students only. Please email Chris Watt at christopher.watt@bc.edu to reserve your spot.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2013-2014 academic year. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, and change management/transformation and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and three pieces of advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Mike Durkin is the current President and CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Durkin has more than 30 years of experience with the United Way.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Mike Durkin »

BC Social Work Career Networking Event

NOVEMBER 14, 2013
6:00–7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521
2 CEUs
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

This fun 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.

This year over 70 Clinical and Macro alumni plan to attend. Last year over 25 alumni and 35 students attended.

Alumni: Please RSVP to gsswcareerservices@bc.edu by November 1.

More about Career Networking Event »

Networking Workshop

NOVEMBER 7, 2013
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

Learn about why networking is so important and how do it right.

See other Career Services Events scheduled throughout the year.

Resume Workshop for Second Year Field

NOVEMBER 6, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

For First Year MSW students: This workshop will provide information on creating a resume for the final year field placement application process.

See other Career Services Events scheduled throughout the year.

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Scott Harshbarger, Former Massachusetts Attorney General

OCTOBER 31, 2013
12:20–1:30 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 8 students only. Please email Chris Watt at christopher.watt@bc.edu to reserve your spot.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work will sponsor a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2013-2014 academic year. Leadership speakers will be invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, and change management/transformation and social innovation to the discussions. The program will take place as a luncheon series where leaders will be interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and three pieces of advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

The first luncheon, to be held on October 31, will be open to 8 macro students. Reservation sign-ups are on a first come, first-serve basis. Former Massachusetts Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Scott Harshbarger will be the first Macro-SIL guest speaker.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Scott Harshbarger »

Nancy Turnbull
Health Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Work

OCTOBER 25, 2013
12:00–1:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521

As health care reform continues to unfold across the U.S., Boston College Graduate School of Social Work will explore the context of the reform and its impact on the social work profession. Our school will invite key thought-leaders on health care to speak in a series of presentations this fall, culminating in the "Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice Forum" on February 24, 2014. Kicking off the series is a presentation by Nancy Turnbull, a national expert on health care and the consumer perspective.  More about Health Reform »

PhD Online Information Session

OCTOBER 1, 2013
5:00–6:00 p.m.

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work invites you to participate in our interactive Online Information Sessions, held periodically throughout the year, to learn about our program and ask questions. The session will be facilitated by the Program Director, Dr. James Lubben, and by a current PhD student.  More about PhD Online Information Session »

BC Social Work Convocation

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Gasson 100

Convocation is a school-wide gathering to mark the start of the academic year and to welcome new members of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work community.

Dean Alberto Godenzi, Associate Dean Sveta Emery, and Associate Dean Tom Walsh will recap the school's recent accomplishments and give an overview of upcoming initiatives.

Refreshments will be available.

Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich and Tiziana Dearing
BC Social Work Diversity Event—'Justice, Diversity, and Aging: A Conversation for Incoming Students and Faculty'

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
12:30–3:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

Part of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work 2013 Orientation program for all incoming students, this event will explore the social work profession's commitment to social justice and our school's promise to prepare students for empathetic and effective social work practice in a world filled with wonderful and complex diversity.  More about GSSW Diversity Event »

Field Education Orientation

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

For all students scheduled to begin their First Year Internship in September. Breakfast, presentation, and meetings with advisors.

Students at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Barbecue, hosted by the GSSW Student Collective.
BC Social Work Student Collective Barbecue

SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
5:00–7:00 p.m.
The Campus Green, between Stokes Hall and Carney Hall
Rain location: McGuinn 521

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Student Collective will host a barbecue to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The entire BC Social Work community is invited to this annual informal get-together.  More about BC Social Work Student Collective Barbecue »

Two-Year MSW Program Orientation

SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

See Orientation Schedule for details.

Three-Year MSW Student Orientation

AUGUST 28, 2013
4:30–7:00 p.m.
Gasson 100, Chestnut Hill Campus

See Orientation Schedule for details.

Forum on Housing for Vulnerable Young Adults

JUNE 11, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
RSVP required by May 28, 2013, to agingouttaskforce@gmail.com.

The Forum on Housing for Vulnerable Young Adults will bring together representatives of agencies with successful housing programs for vulnerable populations from across Massachusetts to discuss who they serve, what type of housing and services are provided, where housing is located, when and how it was established, and why their program is working.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Task Force on Youth Aging Out of Department of Child & Family Services (DCF) Care and the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.  More about the Forum on Housing for Vulnerable Young Adults »

Commencement 2013

MAY 20, 2013
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:30–2:30 p.m.— Graduate School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

The 137th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013. The University Commencement, which is attended by all graduates, is held in Alumni Stadium (rain or shine) and will begin with the Academic Procession at 9:15 a.m. and end after approximately two hours.  More about Commencement 2013 »

Newly Admitted Students Reception & Resource Fair

MAY 13, 2013
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
RSVP by May 10, 2013, to 617-552-4024 or swadmit@bc.edu

Meet other admitted students, current students, faculty, and staff. Appetizers and light refreshments will be available.  More about Newly Admitted Students Reception »

6th Annual Policy Poster Session

MAY 2, 2013
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center

The Class of 2013 from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work will present posters on diverse policy topics. Students from the Children, Youth, and Families; Health and Mental Health; and Older Adults and Families concentrations will showcase and discuss analyses of policy components and implementation issues.  More about the 6th Annual Policy Poster Session »

Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture: Christine Griffin

APRIL 12, 2013
8:30–11:00 a.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs. Breakfast buffet

RSVP by March 29, 2013, to Serena Heartz at heartz@bc.edu or 617-552-0866

Christine Griffin, Executive Director of The Disability Law Center, will be the featured speaker at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work 7th Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture. Griffin will speak on "Diversity and Inclusion: When Will People with Disabilities Be Included?"  More about Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture »

Boston College Multidisciplinary PhD Research Day

APRIL 11, 2013
8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

This conference is a collaborative effort highlighting doctoral student research in the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Lynch School of Education, and William F. Connell School of Nursing.  More about Multidisciplinary PhD Research Day »

Address by Governor Deval Patrick

APRIL 2, 2013
11:00a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Robsham Theater
Free but ticketed event. Limited tickets available at Robsham Theater Box Office.

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work invites the Boston College community to an address by Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, about the politics and policies of inclusion.

Having served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Clinton, Governor Patrick brings a commitment to education, immigrants, veterans, health care, and the environment. His administration is notable for the diversity of his appointments and the inclusivity of his policies.  More about address by Governor Patrick »

Photo from the 2011 Mary Mason Field Appreciation Breakfast
Mary Mason Field Appreciation Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Governor Deval Patrick

APRIL 2, 2013
9:30 a.m.–Noon
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
2 CEUs
RSVP required by March 22, 2013, to swfield@bc.edu or 617-552-4027 (Seating is limited. Supervisors and students attend together.)
NOTE: The Mary Mason Appreciation Breakfast event is at capacity and now closed, but limited tickets are still available at Robsham Theater for the presentation by Governor Deval Patrick.  Ticket information »

Field supervisors and their interns are invited to attend the annual Mary Mason Field Appreciation Breakfast. The event is an opportunity to thank supervisors for their significant contribution to our students' training and education.

We are proud to have as our special guest speaker Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts. More about the Mary Mason Breakfast »

School Social Work Licensure Workshop

MARCH 22, 2013
12:00–1:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

Massachusetts requires Social Workers who work in public school settings as School Social Workers or as School Adjustment Counselors to obtain a Department of Education license in addition to their Social Work license. Requirements for courses and field education will be discussed at this workshop.

MSW graduates must also request a Panel Review of their application, and this workshop will explain what that entails.

Sponsored by the GSSW Advising Center. For more information, contact Liz Cinquino at mary.cinquino@bc.edu.

Naturalization Ceremony

MARCH 21, 2013
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Robsham Theater

One hundred immigrants will take the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens of the United States in a naturalization ceremony hosted by Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.  More about Naturalization Ceremony »

GSSW Recruitment Fair

MARCH 15, 2013
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center

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

GSSW LinkedIn Workshop

FEBRUARY 22, 2013
12:00–1:00 p.m.
McGuinn 400

Come learn about how you can use LinkedIn to connect with other professionals, GSSW alumni, and join groups like the GSSW. Staff, faculty, and students invited.

For more information, contact gsswcareerservices@bc.edu.

Social Work Licensure Workshop

FEBRUARY 21, 2013
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521

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 (except California) to make it worthwhile to attend for students looking to practice outside of Massachusetts.

For more information, contact gsswcareerservices@bc.edu.

Documentary
Film Premiere: "When Home Is the Street"

JANUARY 28, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Robsham Theater
Free, but registration requested

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work will host the U.S. premiere of a special documentary film, "Quando a casa é a rua (When Home Is the Street)." Award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Thereza Jessouroun chronicles the lives of street children in Rio de Janeiro and Guadalajara, and brings to life stories of the street children's resilience and transformation through the power of compassion and support.  More about Film Screening »

GSSW Diversity Conference & Alumni Award Event

JANUARY 11, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
McGuinn 121
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3 CEUs offered

The 2013 GSSW Alumni Award Event is co-sponsored by the GSSW Alumni Association and the GSSW Diversity Committee, whose theme this year is "Living with Disabilities: Lessons for Social Workers."

Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend a morning conference to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.  More about GSSW Diversity Conference & Alumni Award Event »

GSSW Career Day: Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

JANUARY 10, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center

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