Faculty Mentoring

Since a professional advisor works with students to understand program requirements and build a graduation plan, it gives Social Work (SW) faculty more time for meaningful conversations with students about professional standards and responsibilities, as well as pathways to both graduate schools and careers.  Of course, mentoring relationships evolve organically for many of our students and faculty both inside and outside the classroom, but the SW program is also intentional about carving out time for important conversations by matching students with a SW faculty member for individual mentoring.  Newly-declared SW majors are assigned a mentor when they join the program, and they receive a letter from their mentor that explains how to arrange a mandatory initial meeting.  Additional information regarding mentoring is provided in the BSW Student Handbook.