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 2019 Alumni News & Notes newsletter »

 

Alumni Requests:

Alumni Resources


 

Alumni Mentoring Program

The BCSSW Alumni Board invites alumni to sign up by August 1, 2019 for the Alumni Mentoring Program, which runs from September 2019 to June 2020. 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 graduated in or before 2014.

Mentees: Alumni who have graduated in the years 2015 to 2019.

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 choose. We are also available as a resource for mentors as questions arise.

For Questions and to Sign Up

Contact sswalumi@bc.edu with questions and read about the experiences of 2018 participants Aaron and Josh.

Sign up to be a mentor

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

 

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.

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


 

ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

Please help us recognize the significant contributions our MSW and PhD alumni make to the field of social work by nominating an alumna/us for the Distinguished Alumni Award or the Distinguished Recent Graduate Award, both of which will be presented at the event.

Nominations are due December 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.

Note: Current BCSSW Alumni Board members and employees are not eligible to be nominated. Both the award winner and the person who nominated him or her should be able to attend the Alumni Awards Celebration on January 27, 2020.

Submit a Nomination  

 

SAVE THE DATE

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

Monday, January 27, 2020
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Boston College

Learn more about the event »

2019 AWARDEES
Tanya Sharpe, PhD ’07
Lamar Polk, MSW ’09

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: Caitlin White ’13
Vice President: Lujuana Milton ’07
Secretary: Paul Heithaus ’06

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Claire Johnson Allen ’07
Lisa Bello ’97
Jennifer Blewett ’10
Luis Borrero ’10
Jenese Brownhill ’07
Aaron Carter ’10
Olivia Dubois ’15
Karin Elliott ’98
Melanie Robinson Findlay ’09
Emily Greising ’07
Madelaine Grimmer ’16
Paul Heithaus ’06
Lujuana Milton ’07
Rosemary Neill ’15
Kate Tetuan Parent ’06
James Patterson ’14
Hallie Spierings ’15
Victoria Tucker ’13
Caitlin White ’13