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Alumna Shapes Policy at the White House

White House

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 »

'Serving 25 to Life' as San Quentin Prison Chaplain

George Williams

George Williams, SJ, MSW ’97, is lucky enough to have found his dream job counseling some of the 700 men on California’s death row, a place he calls “the darkest place I’ve worked.”  Read more on the Blog »



You are among the more than 7,000 BC Social Work alumni worldwide, a large and diverse network of professionals who are changing the face of social welfare and the practice of social work. That network provides an invaluable resource for seeking career advice and making professional connections. The best way to stay connected to that network is to join the alumni association..

Boston College and the School of Social Work provide a wealth of resources for alumni including an online communityspecial eventscareer counseling, and job listings.

Our BC Social Work Magazine and Alumni Newsletter will keep you informed on professional issues related to diversity, global programs, innovation, immigration, and research, as well as provide news and events from the BCSSW community.

We can help you maintain licensure and expand your expertise by continuing your education. You can help us remain the premier college of social work in New England by making a gift.

The BCCSW Alumni Board invites you to sign up for the 2017 Mentoring Program. Mentors are alumni who have graduated 2011 or earlier, and mentees are alumni who have graduated between 2012 and 2016. Quarterly email communication is expected (January, April, July, & November) 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 & teamwork, work-life balance, workplace challenges, and career goals. 

The program will run from January-December 2017 with the option to continue a more informal mentorship if participants wish. Please email Heather Slugaski '13  at by December 15, if you would like to participate this year.

Alumni from across the globe are invited to participate in the Mock Interviewing program taking place Wednesday-Friday, March 29-31, 2017. Mock Interviews take place in person, over the phone, or via Skype so soon-to-be graduates can practice their interviewing skills. Minimum 2 hour commitment requested. 

Please contact Cindy Snell at if you are interested in participating as an interviewer. 

See the 2017 upcoming Alumni Awards Event dates and information at our Alumni Events page.



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 »