Choose Social Work

Do you want to create positive change in the world? Then social work might be the career for you.

Social workers support individuals, families, and communities of all backgrounds as they navigate life’s most difficult challenges. The values that ground our work and profession include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We work in a variety of contexts not only to support individuals, but to also address the challenges of the social systems in which people live.

Ten reasons to choose Social Work:

  1. We are one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S.  (BLS, 2015)
  2. A social work degree is incredibly flexible and includes curriculum in generalist practice skills, organizational leadership, policy evaluation, and research
  3. We are more than helpers; we are highly trained and experienced professionals
  4. We are the largest group of mental health providers in the U.S.
  5. IU Bloomington offers a 5-year pathway to a BSW and MSW
  6. BSW and MSW graduates are eligible for licensure, leading to better pay and employment
  7. Loan forgiveness is available after a certain number of years in the field
  8. Enjoy the benefits of being part of a small school on a large, world-class campus
  9. The IU School of Social Work is the #1 school of social work in Indiana, and the oldest school of social work in the country.
  10. You want a career that makes a difference in the world, is challenging, and will never be boring

Ready to change the world? Attend one of our Explore Social Work sessions and make an appointment with the social work advisor, Colleen Rose , to get started on your journey to an exciting and rewarding career in social work.  

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Events

Dec 2nd at 3:00pm MSW Information Session
Jan 24th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
Feb 7th at 12:00pm  Voices from the Field
Feb 15th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
Feb 23rd at 12:00pm  MSW/BSW Student Association Self-Care Workshop
Feb 24th at 2:30pm BSW Information Session

Interested in applying to the bachelor of social work program but have questions about the application? Stop by one of our help sessions to ask faculty and current students your questions

Mar 24th at 2:30pm BSW Information Session

Interested in applying to the bachelor of social work program but have questions about the application? Stop by one of our help sessions to ask faculty and current students your questions

Mar 29th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
Apr 1st at 12:00pm  Alumni Association Workshop on Professional Licensing for Social Workers
Apr 3rd at 10:00am  IUSSW Career Fair

Join us for our 2017 IU School of Social Work Career Fair! Meet with employers currently seeking recent social work degree graduates!

Apr 4th at 12:00pm  Alumni Association Workshop on Professional Licensing for Social Workers
Apr 4th at 5:00pm  Alumni Association Workshop on Professional Licensing for Social Workers
Apr 8th at 12:00pm  Workshop on Managing Student Loans
Apr 12th at 5:00pm MSW Information Session
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