Mass incarceration, COVID-19 health disparities and unrelenting racial injustice are issues we —and the most vulnerable among us— face every day. How can you make an impact, change the world and lift up your community? Consider a career in social work, and live your passion for social change!
 

NOTICE:
All participant microphones and cameras (besides those of the presenter) are set to be disabled, but we welcome typed chat questions throughout the presentations. These sessions will be recorded for the benefit of future prospective students. By participating, you consent to the recording and agree that your name and any chat text you transmit may be part of the recording that is later made available for consumption by University of Washington School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, or partners.

Upcoming Events


Recordings

BASW Prospective Student Open House (November 2021)

- View the recording here
Join us for review of important admissions steps and deadlines, dialogue and advice from current students, and discussion of writing effective personal statements for your application.

 

Managing Transitions with Mindfulness (UW Dawg Daze Autumn 2021)

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Join us and the UW Resilience Lab for an interactive workshop on how to build your resilience. Topics will include addressing imposter syndrome, practicing mindfulness as a tool for wellness, and moving through grief.

 

BASW Prospective Student Open House (January 2021)

 - View the recording here
Join us for review of important admissions steps and deadlines, dialogue and advice from current students, and discussion of writing effective personal statements for your application. The January session builds on the topics discussed at the November BASW Open House; we encourage you to watch both.

 

Pathways to Social Work for Transfer Students: Advice + How to Pay For College

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Join us to learn about helpful resources for a smooth transfer process, including financial aid, application instructions, and guidance and advice from current BASW students who recently transferred to UW. We will discuss the potential for full-ride scholarships specifically for WA transfer students, and how to petition if you need more financial aid than initially awarded.

 

Living Your Passion for Social Change: What Can I Do with a Bachelor's in Social Welfare?

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 How is a BASW different from other social science majors? What skills will you gain and what values do social workers hold? Join us for a dialogue with BASW Program Director Bill Vesneski, and young professionals who recently completed their BASW degrees.

 

Tips For a Strong Application: Q&A with BASW Admissions

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 - Examples of suggested classes (NOT prerequisites) for pre-majors
We will provide a summary of the BASW application process, and share tips for submitting the strongest possible application. We invite you to bring your questions for our Q&A!

Gaining Real World Experience & Making an Impact: BASW Experiential Education

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Join Khalfani Mwamba and Saul Tran Cornwall, Assistant Teaching Professors with the Office of Field Education, to learn more about BASW internships and practicum experiences. We work closely with community agencies and organizations to ensure that real-world experience complements classroom theory and research.

 


 

 

6:00-7:30 PM | via Zoom
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Join us for a panel discussion with current and past BASW students to learn more about their experiences within the BASW program. We will also provide a brief overview of the BASW application process as well as resources for students considering transferring to the UW. There will time for individual questions.

6:00-7:30 PM PT | via Zoom
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Join Assistant Teaching Professors Khalfani Mwamba and Saul Tran Cornwall with the Office of Field Education, to learn more about BASW internships and practicum experiences. You'll learn about community service learning (Junior year), BASW practicum (Senior year), and the importance of experiential education. Meaningful, professional field education is the cornerstone of a successful social work education. We work with community agencies and organizations to ensure that real-world experience provides a chance to enact the theories and research students learn about in classes; our goal is to facilitate the mastery of competencies and practice behaviors that support a successful social work career.

6:00-7:30 PM PT | via Zoom
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Come hear from BIPOC students about their experiences in the BASW program. What student groups have they participated in for networking and support? How are microaggressions handled in the classroom? What concepts and readings from BASW classes have been meaningful? To what extent are there other students who share your identities in the program you can connect with? The event will be facilitated by SSW staff and then we will provide a students-only time for connecting. 

6:00-7:30 PM PT | via Zoom
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Come envision yourself in the BASW program with a short sample lecture by a BASW faculty member and interactive activity/discussion. We’ll then provide an overview of the BASW program course curriculum. 

6:00-7:30 PM PT | via Zoom
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We welcome your questions about the BASW application, timeline, transfer process, funding, and more. UW School of Social Work admissions representatives will provide a summary of the BASW application process and share tips for submitting the strongest possible application, including a guided personal statement brainstorming and revision workshop. We invite you to bring your questions or just watch and get answers and advice from our BASW admissions team.