Special OpportunitiesYour passion for helping others doesn’t have to stay in the classroom. Share your love of service in multiple areas of your student life, including travel, community and even employment!
If you’re interested in bringing about change on a local, state or even world level, you are in the right place. We believe hands-on community-based learning is an important part of all our social work classes, culminating in a 480-hour internship your senior year. Learn about the local community as early as your sophomore year by serving at a variety of agencies and businesses, such as helping low-income families and new Americans through neighborhood-based resource centers and a local volunteer income tax assistance program.
Other learning experience locations include the YMCA, Lakes and Prairies, Solutions, CCRI, Prairie St. John’s, Migrant Health Service, Lakeland Mental Health Center and Sanford Health. We’ll do our best to match your interests to areas of need.
• Graduate with honors through our new national honor society chapter.
• Join other social work students to initiate change and help others through Student Association of Social Workers.
• Explore issues of peace and justice through the college’s Justice Journeys trips nationally and internationally.
• Once admitted to the program (typically as a sophomore), benefit from taking your social work courses in a cohort of the same small group of students.