Resources for Students and Recent Graduates

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You’ve chosen social work, a profession dedicated to improving lives. NASW's resources are here to help you throughout your entire career.

Social Work Student Events

NASW invites all social work students and recent graduates to our student-focused events to enhance your skills and connect you with colleagues from across the country. Registration is free.

NASW Virtual Career Fair

January 26, 2022 - 10 am - 4 pm ET

Network with professionals and companies from across the country and make meaningful connections in a virtual setting. Job seekers will be able to explore participating companies and arrange job interviews.

Register for the NASW Virtual Career Fair

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Explore the Social Work Profession

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Social work is an excellent career choice for those who care about human dignity and social justice. The field is just as diverse as the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Learn about the many career options in the field, how to get started on a social work career path, internships, licensing, and more.

Tips & Tools for Job Seekers


Get resources to help you progress from student to employed social work professional.


Why join NASW?

NASW members enjoy networking and professional development  opportunities.

Learn about NASW membership benefits

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Build your network and share knowledge on MyNASW, the online community for NASW members.

Visit MyNASW

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Social Work Talks Podcast

Listen to experts discuss topics that social workers care about.

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Code of Ethics

The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards for the professional conduct of social workers. All NASW members must affirm their commitment to abide by the Code of Ethics.

Read the NASW Code of Ethics

Understanding Micro, Mezzo and Macro Social Work Practice

Learn about the different types of social work.

Read "Understanding Micro, Mezzo and Macro Social Work Practice"