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Life After Graduation



Generalist social work practitioners work in a variety of settings, using a professional problem solving process to engage, assess, broker services, advocate, counsel, educate, and organize with and on behalf of client and client systems.
What Comes Next
Some engage in community and organizational development and evaluate service outcomes in order to continually improve the provision and quality of services most appropriate to client needs.

Generalist social work practice is guided by a Code of Ethics developed by the National Association of Social Workers and is committed to improving the well being of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations and furthering the goals of social justice.

Our graduates have found careers in organizations like these:

  • The Alcohol and Drug Council 
  • Vanderbilt Child Development
  • Parthenon Pavilion
  • Family and Children's Services
  • American Red Cross
  • YWCA Woodhaven
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Centerstone Mental Health Center
  • Siloam Health Clinic
  • Three Springs Outdoor Therapeutic School
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • The Next Door
  • Catholic Charities
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Park Center
  • Mental Health Co-op

Many students pursue the MSW degree in advanced placement programs all over the country.


Social Work Department  |  Phone: 615-460-6401
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