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Graduate School Preparation

students pose outside St. Jude HospitalEvery spring the Department of Social Work plans a trip for the students.  The purpose of the trip is to visit a graduate social work program, as well as to visit historical landmarks in the area that relate to social work issues.

In Spring 2018, a group of students and faculty attended a social work education conference in Atlanta, GA.  Students had the opportunity to meet with graduate school representatives from across the country and learn about concentrations offered, graduate assistantships and pick up some fun grad school “swag”. 

 In Spring 2017, students and faculty attended a social work education conference in New Orleans and had the opportunity to make the same kinds of connections. 

In Spring 2016, students and faculty traveled to Memphis where we met with representatives from the MSW program at the University of Memphis. We also visited the National Civil Rights Museum and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

In Spring 2015, twenty-nine students and faculty went to New York City where we visited Columbia University (pictured below), New York University, the Tenement House Museum and the Holocaust Museum.

In 2014,  students and faculty went to Washington, D.C. where we visited historic Howard University, the Holocaust Museum and met with a lobbyist to learn about policy practice in social work. 

In 2013 we took a trip to Chicago where we visited Loyola University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago.  And what trip to Chicago would be complete without a visit to Hull House, the historic settlement house founded by Jane Addams, the “mother” of the social work profession.

Past trips have included visits to New Orleans, Portland and Memphis. There are many exciting possibilities for the future!

New York City Trip

Social Work Department  |  Phone: 615-460-6401