Friday, February 20, 2015

In this new series, we interview School of Social Work alumni to learn about the unique and inspiring paths graduates have taken through the world of social work.


Melissa Mennig was inspired from a young age to empower people living in oppressive situations. A 2008 graduate of the master's program, she is the lead case manager for The Road Home Dane County, where she works with families in the Housing & Hope program.


Read Melissa's story -->>

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Part-Time Master of Social Work (MSW) Program helps students reach their educational and career goals while balancing school, work and family. Students attend Saturday classes in Eau Claire or Madison with this time-extended program.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Corin Tubridy had been out of college for a while when she decided to pursue an advanced degree in social work. She had a family by this point, as well as a full-time social work job she needed to keep.


Tubridy knew it wouldn’t be easy. However, it turned out to be simpler than she expected, thanks to a flexible education offering from a prominent university not known for catering to nontraditional students.


The UW-Madison’s part-time Master of Social Work program let Tubridy take classes on Saturdays. She was also able to take them on the UW-Eau Claire campus, close to her home.

Read the full article from the Wisconsin State Journal

Friday, February 06, 2015

Dr. Lawrence M. Berger is the 12th director of the venerable Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is a professor and chair of the Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work and a brilliant researcher.  Lonnie, as he prefers to be called, is also a dear friend.  We entered the doctoral program at Columbia University School of Social Work together in 1997 and graduated together in 2002.  Lonnie earned his M.S.W. degree at Hunter College School of Social Work and now has the responsibility of leading the oldest of three federally-supported institutes for research on poverty.  The IRP was created at UW-M in 1966 by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) to provide research on the War on Poverty Programs.  The 44-year old scholar took over the helm of the IRP last year when the previous director, Dr. Maria Cancian, was nominated to become Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  I had the opportunity to catch up with Lonnie recently and he graciously answered a few questions.



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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Mark your calendar for upcoming events in the School of Social Work's Career & Professional Development Series. Current students and alumni are welcome to all events.


Social Work Job Fair

Friday, March 13, 2015 

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


Career Readiness Workshops with Professor Anna Haley Lock

12:10-1:10 pm in SSW Room 300

Resume Writing – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
• Cover Letter Writing – Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
• Job Interviewing Skills – Thursday, Feb. 26 , 2015
• Compensation Negotiation – Tuesday, March 3, 2015
• Job Fair Prep Session - Friday, March 13, 2015 (11:30 am to 1:00 pm, SSW Rm. 106)

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