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SocialWork@Simmons Student Life: Military Involved Student Group

At SocialWork@Simmons, we take great pride in myriad student life opportunities we offer our students. As an online degree program, we are invested in ensuring that our students — no matter where they are located — feel connected and part of the Simmons community.

Tips for Acing Your Next Social Work Interview

After years of hard work focused on field placements, process recordings, and group projects, you’ve earned your Master of Social Work (MSW) and are ready to enter the field as a professional. The next step, finding the right job, is crucial. To help you in your job search, we have compiled the following tips to help you gain confidence and enter interviews feeling prepared.

 

Guide to Supporting the Homeless

As the cold winter months take hold, homeless individuals become increasingly vulnerable to health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. If you’re interested in getting involved, you’re in the right place. This guide will expand on the dangers of being homeless in freezing temperatures and provide some practical tips to take action this winter.

 

SocialWork@Simmons Student Life Update: Creating a Sense of Community

SocialWork@Simmons provides students multiple opportunities to connect in deep and meaningful ways with their peers and faculty.  In addition to face-to-face live class sessions, SocialWork@Simmons students engage with members of the community through a variety of ways including participation in an array of student life, mentoring, and enrichment opportunities. Learn more: 

Student Spotlight: Q&A with Brian Prester

Brian Prester was working as a flight instructor in pursuit of a career as an airline pilot when health issues forced him to re-evaluate his life and career goals. In doing so, he realized the call to social work. Brian decided to pursue a graduate degree in social work to gain the knowledge and skills necessary not only to become a helping professional, but also to become an effective social change agent.

Self-Care Tips: Advice from Professional Clinicians

Social workers often find that their careers add profound meaning and purpose to their lives. The profession is a calling for individuals who want to create positive change for individuals, families, and communities. What is sometimes lost in the everyday pursuits of social workers is the toll the profession takes on their emotional well-being, overall health, and relationships...