Social Work was recently listed as one of the top five "hot
hiring potential" careers by the National Association of Colleges
and Employers (2012). The job growth for social work is projected
to be at least 16% in the next decade according to the Department
of Labor Statistics. And a BSW is the only undergraduate human
service degree that allows for licensing upon graduation.
As a Social Work professional you
will discover endless career opportunities. You can have a rewarding
and satisfying job helping others improve their lives, their families
and their communities!
Enroll in Avila's CSWE accredited BSW program and become "the
change you want to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)
Avila's program has a reputation for excellence in social work education
in the Kansas City region and beyond.
for more Social Work Facts
here for testimonials from three social workers who are currently
in the field and share their experiences.
Pierson (below, right), recipient of the Dorothy Gallagher Award
Inwards (above, left), Social
Work Student Scholar and 2012 Outstanding
Social Work Student
I Love You: A Comparative Analysis of Grief was the topic
of Joanna Inward's 2012 Student Scholar Day presentation.
Joanna will be a senior social work major in the fall 2012. Joanna
was also voted by her social work peers as this year's Outstanding
Social Work Student. Joanna served as the secretary for the
Student Social Work Association and has been active in the department
this year. Click here
for more information about this social work major.
Dereik Domerese, social
work and music major at Avila, is pictured above with Jaqueline
Counts, MSW, Ph.D. and Rebecca Gillam, LMSW at the Senior Social
Work Colloquium. Dr. Counts evaluated the students' posters,
selecting Dereik to receive the Best Poster Award. Ms. Gillam
is the Assistant Director of Field Education at Avila and instructed
the students in their Social Work Capstone course where the projects
were assigned and completed. Dr. Counts is the Regional Project
Officer for the Health Resources Administration and was also the
keynote speaker at the event in April.
Read about 2011 recipients
of department awards
here to read more about Norman Gunn, 2011 Dorothy Gallagher
Award winner, and here
to read about Liz Rowden, 2011 Outstanding Social Work Student award
recipient. Both Liz and Norman are May 2011 BSW graduates.
2012 SENIOR SOCIAL WORK
The nine students above successfully
completed their field experiences and their research projects,
presenting results in the Social Work Senior Colloquium
on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Click here
to read more about the event.
Jessi Anderson is
pictured with her Colloquium poster next to her Field Instructor,
Penny Clodfelter, from the Jackson County Family Court, where Jessi
completed her field work this past year.
...SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS GO TO JEFFERSON CITY to meet with legislators
to discuss social policy. They gathered in the
wee hours - and, pitch dark - of early morning Feb. 23,
all in the name of bringing issues they care about to the ears
of their state legislators.