Charles River Campus Students
Field Education and Advising
To learn more about your field education experience as students, field instructors, or advisors, please visit the Field Education webpage.
Please contact the Student Services Office with questions.
There are 12 libraries at the University. Mugar Memorial Library is the primary library at BU for study, teaching, and research in the humanities and social sciences. Most of the materials related to social work are in this library.
The University has an extensive collection of books and journals online and in the library. If you require special help doing research, the School has its own library liaison:
Student Accounting Services
Student Accounting Services
Student Accounting Services is responsible for billing students and processing payments for your academic endeavors and some University-related activities.
Students who are veterans can find specialized services at Veterans Services.
The International Students and Scholars Office provides F-1 and J-1 students with helpful legal information, travel, transportation, housing, health insurance, and childcare services. Director of Student Services Cate Solomon (617-353-5607) serves as the SSW International Student advisor, helping provide students with support as they transition to the School.
Career Resources at the Boston University School of Social Work is designed to provide students and alumni with information to aid in the employment search. Posted information includes “BU SSW Career Guide ” a link to BU Career Resources; social work licensing links; job links; and employment, fellowship, and post-graduate international opportunities.
- Resume Basics Tutorial/PowerPoint
- Resources: Networking & Interviews
- Mock Interview/ Interview Practice Even if you don’t have an interview on your calendar, it’s never too early to start sharpening your skills. Start by practicing with BU CareerLink’s Mock Interviews (available 24/7; all you need is a webcam and Internet access). Pick a set of questions, record an interview, and then watch it to see how you can improve. Then come in for a dry run with a career counselor, and get tips on handling tough questions, nonverbal communication, what to wear, and what not to wear.
BU Center for Career Development
19 Deerfield Street, tel: 617-353-3590
The BU Center for Career Development provides online resources, workshops, programs, and services, including individual career counseling .
One-hour appointments are free for BUSSW students and alumni who have graduated within a year. Fifteen minute, first-come first-serve, walk-in-services are also free: Mon., Wed. & Thurs., noon–4 p.m.; and Tues. & Fri., 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Alumni who graduated more than a year previously pay $25 per hour for BU Center for Career Development counseling.
The BU Center for Career Development has four trained career counselors on staff. Terry Brown works particularly with social workers and social work students. Terry is a Boston University alumna with a BA in sociology and an MEd in counseling. She is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a school guidance counselor as well as a licensed certified social worker. Terry has been working in the field of career guidance for over 20 years, in both community-based and university settings. She can help you with career direction, job search, and resume advice; interview practice; and/or other career-related questions or concerns you might have. Please feel welcome to make use of this valuable resource.
To make an appointment with Terry, call the Center for Career Development at 617-353-3590.
BU CareerLink is an online hub for career resources, including a job and internship posting system that allows employers to post jobs electronically and allows you to view jobs and, in some cases, apply directly online. Remember, postings on BU CareerLink are there because employers are specifically seeking BU students and alumni.
We highly recommend that you register for CareerLink to be able to access jobs and get Career Fair information. To register, graduate students and alumni must first request a BU CareerLink account.
BU offers support to enable students to use their computers to their full capacity.
A resource for all computing resources at the University
- IT Help Center
A free resource dedicated to helping Boston University’s students, faculty, and academic staff use their computers effectively with consulting services and tutorials
- IT Help Center—Purchasing
An online store for computers, software, peripherals, and accessories
BU offers support to enable students to use their email to its full capacity.
A free service provided to the entire Boston University community
- Email Fowarding
Forward your email to another email service (e.g., Hotmail, Gmail). Be sure that you DO NOT KEEP A COPY OF INCOMING EMAIL ON ACS.
Log in to check your email via the web
- Student Link
Access your records at Boston University
Faculty build, conduct, and manage courses on the web for students.
Students access Blackboard to get course syllabi (with the lists of required books to purchase). Teachers post links to web-based content here and leave messages about assignments for students to read.
- Access your courses on Blackboard.
- For information on printing and saving from CourseInfo and Mugar Course Reserves, see the tips page.
Student Handbook: Ways and Means 2015
Cate Solomon, MSW, PhD
Director, Student Services Office
Jennifer Rosenberg Warner
Kathleen A. Lopes