SocialWork@Simmons Student Life Offerings — The Student Advisory Board

Dr. Grossman Leeman said she believes that “by being involved in participatory governance, social workers learn how to become advocates,” and through the Student Advisory Board, students are able to gain experience meeting with authority figures and advocating for others.

SocialWork@Simmons Student Life: Military Involved Student Group

At SocialWork@Simmons, we take great pride in myriad student life opportunities we offer our students. As an online degree program, we are invested in ensuring that our students — no matter where they are located — feel connected and part of the Simmons community.

Exploring Post Graduate Licensure: LCSW vs. LMSW

Social work is a rapidly growing field with a wide range of career possibilities. During the next 10 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nearly twice as many new social work jobs to be created as compared to the national average for all occupations. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is the gateway to most professional opportunities in the field, but new MSW graduates face some choices. Most MSW graduates complete coursework in a wide range of subjects, including clinical practice, social policy, human behavior, research, advocacy, and specific populations such as children or older adults.


Tips for Acing Your Next Social Work Interview

After years of hard work focused on field placements, process recordings, and group projects, you’ve earned your Master of Social Work (MSW) and are ready to enter the field as a professional. The next step, finding the right job, is crucial. To help you in your job search, we have compiled the following tips to help you gain confidence and enter interviews feeling prepared.


Career Spotlight: Substance Abuse Social Work

With substance abuse on the rise, social workers specializing in the area are in high demand. Substance abuse social workers use their specialized knowledge to help those struggling with drug and alcohol abuse to cope and make a full recovery.

Guide to Supporting the Homeless

As the cold winter months take hold, homeless individuals become increasingly vulnerable to health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. If you’re interested in getting involved, you’re in the right place. This guide will expand on the dangers of being homeless in freezing temperatures and provide some practical tips to take action this winter.