Student Resources, Services, and Groups

Resources and Services

Mugar Library Social Work Section

The school maintains a collection of social work material in the Mugar Memorial Library, the central library for all students and faculty of Boston University. A librarian is assigned to the school to assist students.

Social Work Career Services

To assist students and graduates with employment information, the school offers social work career resources in conjunction with Boston University Center for Career Development. Included are:

  • A website with job information and links to social work employment sites
  • Skill-based workshops
  • Access to a network of graduates willing to serve as career consultants
  • Social work license exam study guides

More information is available at the Career Resources page.

Alumni and students also have access to BU Connects, a platform built exclusively for Boston University alumni, students, faculty, and staff that brings Terriers together for networking on a global scale.

As a member of BU Connects, alumni have access to a suite of networking tools and career resources. Integrated with LinkedIn, BU Connects is exclusive and secure, allowing members to do all of their BU personal and professional networking in a single digital environment.

BU Connects features an integration with Handshake, the University’s career-management system and job board. The most recent jobs and internships posted to Handshake will appear in BU Connects.

Students of Color

Boston University’s ethnically diverse community includes African American/Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The School of Social Work actively recruits BIPOC students, and special programs are designed to reach out to interested individuals. The school’s curriculum and field practicum opportunities reflect a strong commitment to multicultural issues.

Student Groups

Student Union

All BUSSW students are members of the Student Union, a student-run organization which serves as a link between social work students and faculty and staff. It is an umbrella organization for several student caucuses and is the mechanism through which students are elected to serve on BUSSW committees with faculty and staff. In addition, students plan group activities and programs, implement ideas, raise issues, and solve problems.

National Association of Social Workers

Students in degree programs at the school are eligible for student membership in the National Association of Social Workers. Student members participate in the local chapter’s activities and receive national and local publications.

Alumni Association

The School of Social Work is strengthened by the participation of its alumni in numerous activities. The Alumni Association of the School of Social Work comprises more than 10,000 people from across the United States and throughout the world.

The school’s alumni relations program connects with graduates in many areas, including speaking opportunities with current and prospective students, student mentoring opportunities, a student recruitment program, regional networking activities, and alumni giving campaigns.

Ongoing communication with graduates is maintained through the publication of an e-newsletter and other ongoing outreach. Over the years, the Alumni Association has held award ceremonies that ­recognize the special contributions of alumni, faculty, staff, and others. An Alumni Association Board serves as the governing body and includes members from 18 chapters covering 33 states.