Is a career in Social Work for you? Social workers help people deal with their relationships with others; solve their personal, family, and community problems; and grow and develop by learning to cope with or shape the social and environmental forces affecting daily life.
Social work is a profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice, and a natural love of working with people. Social work offers the chance to work with and for people of all kinds: rich or poor, white or black, young or old, in hospitals, at home, or at work. For more information about "What is Social Work," our Student Handbook or our accreditation just follow the links.
If you have any questions about our program or how to apply please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Janice Dinkel, at 785-532-4980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|2010 Median Pay|
$42,480 per year
|Entry-Level Education||See How to Become One|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Numbers of Jobs, 2010||650,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||(25%) Faster than average|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||161,200|
Updates from the Department
Dear Social Work Majors:
Advisors are assigned based on first letter of your last name as follows:
|A-C||Jacque Gibbons||WA email@example.com|
|D-G||Kim Morgan||WA firstname.lastname@example.org|
|H-K||Don Kurtz||WA email@example.com|
|L-R||Janice Dinkel||WA firstname.lastname@example.org|
|S-Z||Lorenza Lockett||WA email@example.com|
It is most often best to email your advisor for an appointment before stopping in, although "drop ins" are welcome too.
Janice Dinkel, MSW, LSCSW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Kansas State University
204 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Volunteer Opportunity for the Fall-Sunflower CASA Project
Volunteer to be the difference between abuse and hope - become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate. Court-Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who give their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Since January 2009, approximately eighty child in need of care cases have been filed in Riley, Clay and Pottawatomie counties. This means that we need your help now more than ever! Training will be held in September, 2013. The deadline to register is Friday, August 23. It will be a flex learning class, which means half of the class is completed in-person and half is online. We have 15 spots available.The first session will be held on Monday, September 9 at 5:30 pm at First Lutheran Church (930 Poyntz). We will continue to meet on Monday evenings from 5:30- 8:30 through October 21. Participants are required to attend all in-person sessions and complete online assignments (averages out to about 6 hours/week). There is more information on our website, please contact Sunflower CASA for specific dates at 785-537-6367 or at www.sunflowercasa.org. There is a child waiting for your voice.