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How USC’s Virtual Innovation Has Driven the Evolution of Fieldwork in Social Work Education

Social work is a practice-based profession. While learning the profession’s values, standards and approaches are an important component of education for students in this field, being able to apply the skills that are taught in the classroom is key to being an effective social worker. To demonstrate application, about 60% of a student’s educational experience in a Master of Social Work (MSW) program is spent in the field working directly with clients, organizations and communities. “A good placement site is one that offers a robust training experience,” says Ruth Ann Supranovich, director of field education at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck […]

10 Skills Every Social Worker Needs

What are the key characteristics of a social worker? MSW@USC highlights 10 social work skills that are necessary to succeed in the profession.