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Imporant Information: SSW Spring Commencement

Posted On: 02/25/11 | Comments (0)

Graduating at the end of this term, in April 2011?

Please click here for important information on the School of Social Work Spring 2011 Commencement ceremony.


Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Field Instruction Annual AGENCY FAIR ~ Friday, March 25, 2011 2:00 - 4:00pm

Posted On: 02/24/11 | Comments (0)

The Field Office is sponsoring our annual Field Instruction AGENCY FAIR (a Spring Open House event) on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Michigan Union Ballroom, 2nd floor.
Interested participants need to complete the Registration Form which includes more detailed information about this event, including parking options. Registration will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Space is limited to 60 agencies (1 six-foot table for 2 people). Please register early to reserve your space.

Categories: MSW Students

2011-12 HIVCorps Public Health Fellowship

Posted On: 02/16/11 | Comments (0)

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 HIVCorps Public Health Fellowship.

Established in 2003, HIVCorps provides students and early career public health professionals with an opportunity to support ongoing HIV prevention, care, and treatment initiatives in a developing world setting.

For more information, see: http://www.cidrz.org/hivcorps

The full application is available at http://www.cidrz.org/fellowships The deadline to apply is March 11, 2011.


Categories: Career Services

Case Manager Job Opportunity in Washington D.C.

Posted On: 02/16/11 | Comments (0)

Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project in Washington D.C. has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.

They are currently seeking a Case Manager to provide services to clients and coordinate psychosocial, legal, medical, translation, and shelter services and referrals.

For more information, click the 'Read more' button below.


Categories: Career Services

Political Campaign Conference for Social Workers & Students

Posted On: 02/16/11 | Comments (0)

Want to learn how to create effective campaign strategies and run successful political campaigns? Learn from experienced Political Social Workers at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work's 15th Annual 'Campaign School' Conference, April 8th & 9th at the UCONN SSW in West Hartford, CT.

Enrolled Social Service Student Fee: $50
Non-Student Fee: $100

You can register online at the following address:


Categories: Career Services

NASW-MI Southeast Michigan SW Student of the Year Ceremony

Posted On: 02/15/11 | Comments (0)

The NASW-Michigan Chapter recognizes a University of Michigan MSW student as our student of the year. The nomination deadline is Monday March 7 at 5pm.

The University of Michigan NASW Student Social Worker of the Year will be selected based on the following criteria:
* Demonstrated leadership qualities (active member of student organization(s))
* Contribution to the positive image of a social work program
* Commitment to political and community activities
* Success in academic performance
* Degree to which the student represents the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics

Nominators should submit a one page narrative addressing the criteria and providing student and nominator contact information. Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Student Services (1748 SSWB).

This annual event is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in Denk Chapman Hall, located in the Madam Cadillac Building at Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.

Driving directions to Marygrove College
Map of Marygrove College

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A

Posted On: 02/10/11 | Comments (0)

Please click on the following link to view a recording of our Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A Webinar:

Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from our Admissions and Financial Aid Q&A Webinar.

Michigan DHS Hiring 500 Qualified Graduates

Posted On: 02/09/11 | Comments (0)

The Michigan Department of Human Services, in partnership with Michigan colleges and universities, is hiring more than 500 highly qualified graduates to work in children’s protective, foster care, adoption, juvenile and home licensing services.

To this end, DHS is holding several recruitment and interview events in the coming weeks:

● Feb. 15-17 at Michigan State University in East Lansing
● Feb. 22-24 at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus in Grand
● March 1-3 at Oakland University in Rochester
● March 8-10 at Marygrove College in Detroit

You can find more details about the events, including schedules, pre-registration information and screening questions, at www.michigan.gov/dhsjobs

Categories: Career Services

Virtual Information Session Schedule

Posted On: 02/08/11 | Comments (0)

Please click here for the virtual information session schedule and registration information for each Web session.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Services.

February 9th MSW Admissions & Financial Aid Q&A Webinar

Posted On: 02/07/11 | Comments (0)

Join us for a Webinar on February 9th from 3:30PM to 4:30PM EST!

This online session is designed for students who have already applied or are in the process of applying to the MSW program. A brief admissions update will be provided along with instructions on applying for financial aid. The majority of the session will be devoted to answering questions sent in by attendees.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please click on the link to register.

Scholarship and Special Programs: Application Deadline 3/1

Posted On: 02/07/11 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers various scholarships and special programs, some with significant financial assistance, that can enhance your learning and preparation for your social work career. For a full listing, please click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2011 / February 1 (Priority). Be sure to check the blog for updated information!

Child Welfare Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Child Welfare Scholarship Program is to train committed specialists in child welfare.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Community-Based Initiative Program
The purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit Program is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Geriatric Scholarship Program
The Geriatric Scholarship Program aims to address the growing need for geriatric social workers by creating more aging-rich placements and increasing the number of students in the field of health care and social work for older people.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Global Activities Scholars Program
The purpose of the Global Activities Scholars Program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Jewish Communal Leadership Program
The Jewish Communal Leadership Program presents a distinctive educational opportunity for individuals committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while addressing broader social concerns.
• Nonresident: $47,000 total award
• Resident: $23,500 total award
Click here for more information.

National Community Scholars Program
The National Community Scholars Program prepares professionals for enabling young people and adult allies to create community change through national field placement opportunities.
• Nonresident: $40,000 total award
• Resident: $20,000 total award
Click here for more information.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions about these programs.

Peace Corps Master's International

Posted On: 02/07/11 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan School of Social Work in conjunction with the Peace Corps is pleased to announce the availability of a Master’s International (MI) program. The UM-SSW Peace Corps MI program will allow students interested in working with children and youth to incorporate 27 months of Peace Corps service into their MSW program.

Two curriculum schedule options have been added for MSW students that wish to pursue admission to the Peace Corps MI program: Peace Corps Master's International Advanced Standing and Peace Corps Master's International 20 Month. Selection of one of these curriculum schedules notifies the School that you intend to pursue admission to the Peace Corps MI program.

Peace Corps MI Funding:
• Nonresident: $10,000 total award* (Advanced Standing/45 credit hour program students) / $20,000 total award* (60 credit hour program students)

• Resident: $5,000 total award* (Advanced Standing students) / $10,000 total award* (60 credit hour program students)

* Financial aid awards for Peace Corps Master's International students will be disbursed in the term(s) after successful completion of Peace Corps service.

Click the link for more information about the Peace Corps Master’s International program or contact the Office of Global Activities at 734-936-1964 / ssw.peacecorps@umich.edu.

2 Week Language & Cultural Immersion Program for Social Workers

Posted On: 02/02/11 | Comments (0)

The California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-CA) is planning four two-week long trips to Costa Rica. Program objectives are to give social workers the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills, enhance their cultural competency, and learn about the social work profession in Costa Rica.

You can receive 20 CEU’s through Homestead Schools for attending this program.

For more information, contact ACCE at:
Web site: www.acce.co.cr
E - mail address: info@acce.co.cr


Categories: Career Services