There are many ways to continue to stay connected to the Boston College School of Social Work after graduation. Sharing your expertise through field placement opportunities, offering your guidance for mock interviewing, or committing your whole self to the mentoring program are just some of the great ways for alumni to stay involved.
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The BCSSW Alumni Board invites alumni to sign up by August 1, 2023 for the Alumni Mentoring Program, which runs from September 2023 to June 2024. The program offers a great opportunity for recent graduates to learn from those with more experience, and experienced graduates to share their valuable perspectives and stay connected to the University.
Who Should Participate
Mentors: Alumni who have graduated in 2018 or before
Mentees: Alumni who have graduated in the years 2019 to 2023
What’s Expected from Mentors
We suggest a minimum of quarterly phone, teleconference, or e-mail communications between mentor and mentee, and find that many pairs communicate informally through texts and e-mails in-between scheduled communications as needed.
In addition, the BCSSW Mentoring Program coordinators provide quarterly articles on timely topics such as mentoring relationship goals, leadership and teamwork, work-life balance, workplace challenges, and career goals. While we supply a suggested agenda for the calls, there is flexibility to use the time however the mentee/mentor decide. We are also available as a resource for mentors as questions arise.
Connect with the BCSSW Career Center whether you are considering/conducting a job search and looking for help with resume review; connecting with alumni or talking with someone about your process; or looking to hire an MSW and want to post a job announcement or participate in our annual Recruitment Fair.
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.
Mock Interviews take place each spring virtually so soon-to-be graduates can practice their interviewing skills. Help prepare the next generation of social workers by volunteering to conduct a virtual mock interview. This academic year they will be offered March 22-24, 2023.
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Each year the BCSSW Alumni Board solicits nominations for the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards recognize the significant contributions to the field of social work made by a BCSSW alumni. Two awards are given each year, one to a recent graduate (5-10 years) and the other to an alumnus or alumna 10+ years from graduation.
Criteria for this award can include:
Nominees must be alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work (MSW or PhD). Current BCSSW Alumni Association Board members and BCSSW employees are not eligible. Both the award winner and the person who nominates the award winner will be invited to attend the annual award ceremony.
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Leslie Dominguez-Santos, MSW’01
Keith Chan, MSW’06 and PhD’13
Charlene Luma ’03, MSW ’05
Charu Stokes-Williams, PhD ’11
LCDR Monique Worrell-Oriola ’03, MSW ’06
Michael Grinnell, MSW ’16, LCSW
Marvin Toliver, MSW ’16, LSW
Josh McNeil, MSW ’15, LCSW
Jesse Wiltey, MSW ’16
Tanya Sharpe, PhD ’07
Lamar Polk, MSW ’09
Mitzi Peterson, MSW ’97
Najwa Sado Safadi, Ph.D. ’12
Debra Sosin, MSW ’77
Nick Teich, MSW ’09
Daniel Gill, MSW '06
Judith S. Willison, MSW '87
Colleen Fitzgerald, MSW '11
James A. Martin, MSW '70
Erin McAleer, MSW '05
Amy Vosburg-Casey, MSW/JD '01
The mission of the BCSSW Alumni Association is to represent alumni and facilitate their continued commitment and involvement in the activities and direction of the school, the social work profession, and the social welfare field. All alumni are welcome to participate. The Alumni Board’s role is to facilitate the engagement of alumni with the School and act as a liaison between the alumni and the School.
Meetings are held monthly Sept-May. Most meetings take place the last Monday of the month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Board meetings are open to all BCSSW alums; if you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our signature annual events include a fall networking event, winter Distinguished Alumni Awards event, spring student mock interviewing program, and academic year Alumni Mentoring Program.
Elections for open Board and Officer slots are planned for April. Board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve two-year terms. The Board strives to recruit alumni representation to achieve Board diversity. If interested in serving on the Board, please email Alumni Services.
If you have ideas for alumni activities, please reach out to the Alumni Board.
President: Takia Myers ’20
Vice Pres.: TBD
Secretary: Paul Heithaus ’06
Lisa Bello ’97
Jennifer Blewett ’10
Luis Borrero ’10
Mallory Cloke ’13
Marjorie Delille Cassion '17
Abbey Doherty '20
Emily Greising ’07
Madelaine Grimmer ’16
Aliese Lash '17
Takia Myers '20
Katie O’Leary ’18
James Patterson ’14
Amy Saunders ’13
Victoria Tucker ’13
Tricia Weldon ’91
Caitlin White ’13
Monique Worrell-Oriola ’06