Social Work Student Events

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

Upcoming Student Social Work Events

Watch Out! Risk and Liability Concerns for Students and New Professionals

July 2022 - Date TBD

Past Events for Students

Clinical Job Hunting: Where to Begin

June 9, 2022

Our June 2022 webinar will focus on preparing new social workers to find clinical jobs in 2022. Learn how to build your network while in school; where to look for your dream job; how the clinical job market has changed since COVID began; what new social workers should be looking for in a benefits package; tips on getting hired.

Instructors: Melissa Grudinski, LICSW, MLADC, Director of Clinical Services at PCS Counseling, and; Lynn Stanley, LICSW Executive Director of NASW New Hampshire chapter.

Event recording coming soon!

An Introduction to the ASWB Exam: What New Social Workers Should Know

May 16, 2022

Presenter: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Dr. Apgar has helped thousands of social workers across the country prepare for the examinations associated with all levels of licensure. She has taught in undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience.

Note: This webinar is not intended as a licensure exam preparation course.

Webinar materials include:

Study resources:

Watch a recording of "An Introduction to the ASWB Exam"

What is a Social Work License and Why or Why Not is it Important?

April 21, 2022


  • Debra A Riggs (Virginia)
  • Joel L. Rubin, MSW, ACSW, LSW, CAE (Illinois)
  • Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW (Colorado)

Watch a recording of "What is a Social Work License and Why or Why Not is it Important?"

Social Work Month Student Town Hall

March 23, 2022
The NASW Student Engagement Series continues with a Social Work Month Student Town Hall. A panel of BSW and MSW students celebrate each other, network, and answer questions about your graduation and job search.

Watch a recording of the March 2022 Student Town Hall

Landing Your Dream Social Work Job

February 17, 2022
Learn best practices and tips for job searching, resumes, cover letters, and more with Michelle Woods, LMSW-Macro, MSW Student Career Services Director at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

Watch a recording of "Landing Your Dream Social Work Job"

All Social Work is Macro Social Work: Exploring Non-Traditional Career Paths

December 13, 2021
Wondering what it looks like to be a macro social worker? Do you have questions about planning a macro social work career? In this webinar, a diverse panel of professionals with macro-level experiences explored non-traditional social work careers and provided an overview of what career paths exist, how to search for jobs, and more.

Hot Topics in Field Education

November 15, 2021
What are some of the biggest topics being discussed in your social work program? Racial justice? Political action? Unpaid internships? Social work ethics? This student-focused event featured a panel of social workers and students.

Watch a recording of "Hot Topics in Field Education"


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NASW Social Work Talks, Public Service Loan Forgiveness: New and Improved? with Lindsay Clark

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver

The limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver is a short-term opportunity for borrowers to seek student loan forgiveness through Oct. 31, 2022.

Listen to a podcast episode about the PSLF waiver