Did you know Cambodia boasts one of the largest numbers of established non-profit organizations in the world? There’s over 2,000 of them! Education of social workers is also increasing throughout the world, especially in places like Cambodia where social work is seen as important, necessary, and in demand. As the NY Times posted today, “The government is increasing the social [...]
Ever wonder what social work means across the globe? MSW students who went on our recent study abroad trip to Calabria got a first-hand glimpse of this, thanks to the participation of faculty and students from 7 countries.
Professor Orwat took 8 Loyola School of Social Work students to meet up with fellow social work professors and [...]
One of our recent graduates, Lee Cravens, MSW, LSW, CADC, answers a few questions on how he found a traditional social work position in a not so traditional setting.
1. What do you do?
I currently hold two positions. I am the Coordinator of Student Relations at Columbia College Chicago within the Dean of Students office [...]
Some social workers have the dream of working in private practice, but they know the dedication and work it takes to start up a business, especially one that will be able to support you with your need for health insurance, a salary, rent for office space, utilities, and of course advertising! You need something more [...]
I recently chatted with Brandon Haydon, an MSW student here at Loyola who just completed his first year in the program. At our graduate awards ceremony last week, Brandon received the Writing Award from Professor Freire for his submission of an essay on his internship experience during his first year. An unexpected win for Brandon, [...]
The Village of Niles is looking for one. Sounds like a dream social work job, right? Excellent salary and benefits, providing therapeutic interventions for families, and developing programming. MSW required!!
What experience and characteristics are needed for a position like this? The job description calls for strong leadership skills, experience supervising and developing programming, and also a little bit [...]
- October 25, 2012
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What does it mean to have a concentration in Leadership Development in Social Services (LDSS) with a MSW?
I am very passionate about my career in social work. I love learning about the field and discovering the different roles social workers can have. However, I often think people do not understand what it means to have a MSW with a concentration in LDSS. Typically, social work is thought to [...]
Lucas Swenink MSW ’11 is a mental health clinican and client services coordinator at The Center on Halsted. The Center on Halsted opened its doors in 2007 as a community center which provides mental health, legal, and victim advocacy services for men, women, seniors, youth of the LGBTQ populations. As part of a wide range [...]
Ever wonder what someone with a MSW/MDiv dual degree can do with their career? Just ask Ovester Armstrong, who graduated in December of 2011, and shared his inspirational story with me about how he got into Social Work and what he is doing now.
With an undergrad at Northern Illinois University in Corporate Communications, Ovester began [...]
Adoption services continue to be welcomed throughout the world by couples wishing to become parents and to birth parents who are unable to care for a child for any number of reasons. With the increase in international adoptions and the multitude of laws and cultural differences, social workers have began to take over the roles of [...]