ABOUT THE SERIES

The NASW-NYS Student Series supports BSW, MSW, and Doctoral students through monthly programming throughout the academic year. The series is designed to strengthen students’ foundation in their present educational experience and broaden prospects as they prepare to enter the social work field. This series will provide tangible training for students as they prepare to transition to the workforce or graduate school and unite the powerful NYS social work student body.

FREE Attendance to all series programs
 

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FREE Attendance to all series programs
(plus free attendance to ALL CE programs all year long!)

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$10 per session (register individually in agenda below)
$30 to attend all four fall series events

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Thank you to our sponsors!
University at Buffalo School of Social Work
School of Social Welfare University at Albany
The College of Saint Rose Social Work Program
Roberts Wesleyan University Department of Social Work
Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
Fordham/Molloy Collaborative MSW Program
Adelphi University School of Social Work
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at  Syracuse University
Daemen University Social Work Program
College of Staten Island Department of Social Work
Molloy University BSW Program

Monday, March 4th, 6:00pm ET
Social Work Loan Forgiveness:
Town Hall and Data Collection

NASW-NYS is excited to support legislation backing Social Work Loan Forgiveness (NYS A8375/S8218 – Social Work Loan Forgiveness) The purpose of this legislation is to provide loan forgiveness opportunities for social workers in New York State. The burden of student loan debt for social workers can pose as a barrier to effectively serving our communities and clients. This legislation seeks to award applicants who meet the specified eligibility criteria; especially those who are economically disadvantaged. We understand that this is the first step of many.
We need your support and participation to continue to make progress in this area. Social work loan forgiveness programs can help address workforce shortages, improve access to services in underserved areas, promote public service values, reduce financial barriers to education, support the retention of experienced professionals, and enhance overall job satisfaction within the social work profession. So, let’s take this first step together, and every step after that to work towards the change we want to see for loan forgiveness opportunities.
The great news is YOU can Act Now! We have a few opportunities for how you can get involved!
Fill out an Act Now! It will go directly to your local legislative representative.
Complete the loan forgiveness survey. We need data to inform current and future advocacy.

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Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00pm ET
What Can’t You Do with a MSW?: A Social Work Career Panel

We are often asked “what exactly do social workers do?”. Our skills bridge the gap from public to private sector, open up doors to self-employment and entrepreneurship, prepare us to work with all populations, and enable us to switch our practice areas multiple times over our career. This event will highlight a wide variety of career paths social workers have taken across New York State, diverse in their practice and approaches to enhancing well-being in their communities. Each panelist will discuss their focus in the field of social work, demonstrating the expansive and impactful reach of the MSW degree. Attendees will be able to engage in conversation about the practice areas highlighted during the panel and discuss how they put their MSW into action. Join us to participate in a panel about how social workers make the world a better place in a million ways, large and small, noticed and unnoticed, every day.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00pm ET
Licensure and Scope of Practice: Information for Social Work Students

We are often asked “what is the process of getting licensed once I graduate?" and "what is the difference between an LMSW and LCSW?" This program will outline the steps for new social work graduates (MSWs) to get licensure, as well as the differences in scope of practice between MSWs, LMSWs, and LCSWs. The presenters will discuss various aspects of the pathway to licensure, as well as various considerations along each step. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the licensure process and scope of practice for social workers.

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2024 NASW-NYS Social Work Graduates Yearbook!

 The members of NASW-NYS see you, we celebrate you, and we welcome you to the profession. You and your hard work deserve to be recognized!
NASW-NYS is welcoming graduating students from across the state to join our 2024 Social Work Graduates yearbook!

To be included in the 2024 NYS Social Work Graduates Yearbook, please complete this form no later than Monday, May 20th!

As an example, to see the 2020 yearbook, click here; and to see the 2021 yearbook, click here

Join NASW-NYS Student Leadership Committee!

 The Student Leadership Committee is responsible for recruiting student members, developing support structures for social work students across New York State, and contributing to the social work student series.  The SLC meets monthly via zoom. Any social work students across New York State are welcome to join the committee, regardless of membership status! To join the email list for upcoming student leadership committee meetings, go to this link!

Sponsorship

Our goal is to make the Survive & Thrive Student Series free for all social work students in New York State. It is crucial that all social work students have access to this series not only as an educational and experiential resource, but also to introduce NASW-NYS as a trustworthy support system throughout their academic and career lifecycle.

By sponsoring the Survive & Thrive Student Series, you will be contribute to the strengthening of the NYS social work body, the NYS Chapter, and our capacity to enhance  social work practice; and the policies, services, and programs that promote social justice throughout New York State.

Individual Sponsorship
$100 -
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• Personal registration
• Free registration for full year series for 2 non-member students
• Name listed on donor page of the Student Series webpage
• Name announced at start of all Student Series events

Schools of Social Work Sponsorship Packages

$1,500
Large Social Work Program
Over 200 total students enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year across all programs (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)

Free registration to all events for all students

Grad Fair Registration to highlight your BSW, MSW, PhD, and/or DSW programs on November 30

Recognition on Student Series page and promotional emails

Acknowledgement at student series events

Recognition in main page social media post

Ad in Member Update to all NYS Chapter Members to be placed by September, 2024

Ad in CE Catalogue to 55,000+ contacts to be placed by September, 2024

Your school logo will be added to the Student Membership webpage under 'Schools Committed to Supporting Their Students'

Your school will be added to the Schools of Social Work webpage with a 400 word description and 3 links of your choice. Schools listed by alphabetical order. Webpage will be published after Grad Fair through October 2024.

$1,000
Medium Social Work Program
Between 100-199 total students enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year across all programs (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)

Free registration to all events for all students

Grad Fair Registration to highlight your BSW, MSW, PhD, and/or DSW programs on November 30

Recognition on Student Series page and promotional emails

Acknowledgement at student series events

Recognition in main page social media post

Ad in Member Update to all NYS Chapter Members to be placed by September, 2024

Ad in CE Catalogue to 55,000+ contacts to be placed by September, 2024

Your school logo will be added to the Student Membership webpage under 'Schools Committed to Supporting Their Students'

Your school will be added to the Schools of Social Work webpage with a 400 word description and 3 links of your choice. Schools listed by alphabetical order. Webpage will be published after Grad Fair through October 2024.

$500
Small Social Work Program
Less than 99 total students enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year across all programs (BSW, MSW, PhD, DSW)

Free registration to all events for all students

Grad Fair Registration to highlight your BSW, MSW, PhD, and/or DSW programs on November 30

Recognition on Student Series page and promotional emails

Acknowledgement at student series events

Recognition in main page social media post

Ad in Member Update to all NYS Chapter Members to be placed by September, 2024

Ad in CE Catalogue to 55,000+ contacts to be placed by September, 2024

Your school logo will be added to the Student Membership webpage under 'Schools Committed to Supporting Their Students'

Your school will be added to the Schools of Social Work webpage with a 400 word description and 3 links of your choice. Schools listed by alphabetical order. Webpage will be published after Grad Fair through October 2024.

Student Membership

In addition to all the benefits of regular member, our student membership has expanded programming and resources to support the scholar in their environment. The expansion of free student benefits has included practice education trainings, networking, and advocacy programming to enhance the social work education experience. This series will build on NASW-NYS as a trustworthy and dependable resource for leadership development, peer support, exposure to a wide variety of unique and specific practice areas, and anti-racism and anti-oppressive self-reflection and training. To learn more about student membership, click here.

How can you use your power and gain experience at the NYS Chapter?
          • Guide the future of social work in NYS as a Board Member
          • Chair or sit on a NASW-NYS committee that aligns with your interests
          • Host a Chapter Chat on a topic you are passionate about
          • Participate in a special interest group to network across the state and Nation
          • Advocate for and develop support systems in the NYS Chapter for yourself and others
          • Co-host NASW-NYS events at your school 

Social Work Student Leadership Committee

At NASW-NYS, there is no decision about you without you. The Survive and Thrive Student Series is overseen by the Social Work Student Leadership Committee (SWSLC). The SWSLC is responsible for recruiting student members, developing support structures for social work students across New York State, and contributing to the social work student conference.

Chair(s):
Melissa Torregrossa, BSW, MSW Board Rep as Co-Chair, Stony Brook University

Members:
Minghuang Wang, BSW, Columbia University School of Social Work
Lauren Walsh, Stony Brook University
Stephanie Blackwell, Molloy University
Kelly Madden, University at Buffalo