Alumni

Alumni

Stay in touch via social media, or meet fellow alumni and current students through events in Greater Boston and around the country. We’re dedicated to fostering lasting relationships that endure long after you graduate by offering an array of programming and resources.

Read the Fall 2018 Alumni News & Notes newsletter »

Events

Alumni Resources


 

Alumni Mentoring Program

The BCCSW Alumni Board invites you to sign up for the 2019 Mentoring Program. Mentors are alumni who have graduated 2014 or earlier, and mentees are alumni who have graduated between 2015 and 2018. Quarterly email communication is expected with the option to have phone or in-person communication if participants wish. Quarterly check-ins, as well as articles, will be sent by the program coordinators. Some of the mentoring topics will include: mentoring relationship goals, leadership and teamwork, work-life balance, workplace challenges, and career goals. 

The program will run from Fall 2019 to Summer 2020 with the option to continue a more informal mentorship if participants wish. Please email sswalumni@bc.edu for more information.

Help with Mock Interviews

Alumni across the globe are invited to participate as interviewers in the Mock Interviewing Program, April 10–12, 2019. Mock Interviews take place in person, over the phone, or via Skype so soon-to-be graduates can practice their interviewing skills.

For more information, please contact Cindy Snell at cindy.snell@bc.edu.

Career Services

Career Services is committed to making connections between students, alumni, and employers through special events and career resources. We are available to assist Boston College School of Social Work students and alumni in identifying career goals and conducting a successful job search. A Social Work Job Database (login required) is available for alumni, MSW students, and PhD candidates.

Email sswcareerservices@bc.edu to post your job openings in the BCSSW jobs database. Job searchers can also email us to request a username and password to access the database. Listings include opportunities from across the country and the globe.

 

Continuing Education

Boston College Continuing Education (BCCE), in collaboration with the School of Social Work, offers a wide range of programs for licensed social workers and other human-service workers. Programs include workshops, conferences, and certificate programs.

BCCE Programs

 

Boston College Libraries

The Social Work Library services for alumni and the University Libraries services for alumni include borrowing privileges and other resources and services.

 

Distinguished Alumni Awards


 

The Boston College School of Social Work and its Alumni Board invite you to save the date for the annual

Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Lecture and Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration

Friday, February 1, 2019
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Boston College

Reception to follow. Details forthcoming.

2018 AWARDEES
Mitzi Peterson, MSW ’97
Najwa Sado Safadi, Ph.D. ’12

2017 AWARDEES
Debra Sosin, MSW ’77
Nick Teich, MSW ’09

2016 AWARDEES
Daniel Gill, MSW '06
Judith S. Willison, MSW '87

2015 AWARDEES
Colleen Fitzgerald, MSW '11.
James A. Martin, MSW '70

2014 AWARDEES
Erin McAleer, MSW '05
Amy Vosburg-Casey, MSW/JD '01

BCSSW Alumni Board


 

ALUMNI BOARD

The BCSSW Alumni Association board is comprised of elected alumni representatives that meet monthly during the school year and partner with the following departments to support services and programs for the School of Social Work:

  • Career Services: November Networking Event, Mock Interviewing, Recruitment Fair, BCSSW LinkedIn Group
  • Continuing Education: Fall and Spring Workshops
  • Admissions & Recruitment: Information Sessions, Graduate School Fairs, Welcome Reception
  • SSW Executive Board

 

Meetings

Board meetings are open and we encourage you to attend to see how you can get involved with SSW as an alum. Meetings are generally the last Monday of the month, 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. For more information, please email Alumni Services at least a week before the meeting date so we can include you in our food numbers and confirm the location of the meeting.

 

Elections

Elections for open Board and Officer slots are planned for April. The Board strives to recruit Alumni representation to achieve Board composition including: varied years of graduation; Clinical and Macro graduates; MSW and PhD graduates; and Alumni whose current field of practice is representative of the current academic concentrations: Children, Youth & Families; Health/Mental Health; Global Studies; and Older Adults. Board Members are elected for up to three-year terms, with one-third of the Board elected annually. If interested in serving on the Board, please email Alumni Services.

OFFICERS

Presidents: Emily Greising ’07 and Caitlin White ’13
Vice President: Jenese Brownhill ’07
Secretary: Liz Ronca, ’12

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lisa Bello ’97
Jennifer Blewett ’10
Jenese Brownhill ’07
Aaron Carter ’10
Karin Elliott ’98
Emily Greising ’07
Madelaine Grimmer ’16
Paul Heithaus ’06
Armando Holguin ’05
Claire Johnson Allen ’07
Lujuana Milton ’07
Rosemary Neill 2015
Melanie Robinson Findlay ’09
Elizabeth Ronca ’12
Tatiana Schettini ’07
Hallie Spierings van der Wolk ’15
Kathryn Tetuan ’06
Caitlin White ’13
Joseph Zimakas ’11