#YouMatter: 60 Ways To Show Someone You Care

The University of Southern California School of Social Work invites you to participate in You Matter, a grassroots campaign designed to foster well-being and bring back some much-needed human connection. Use our Care Cards to tell someone why they matter to you.

How Social Workers Apply Their Skills to Help Students

A Master of Social Work opens many doors — including the one to the schoolhouse. Professionals who read between the lines and care unconditionally can find great satisfaction in school social work, providing critical guidance to the next generation of students.

Social Work Careers to Consider: Medical Social Work

If you’re interested in helping those who are sick or suffering from chronic illness, you might want to consider a career in medical social work. Medical social workers help their clients address the challenges of illness, such as navigating the health care system, discussing treatment options, and working with an interdisciplinary medical team to coordinate the best possible care.

Latest School Shooting Continues America’s Tragic Trend

The shooting at UCLA on June 1 marks the 182nd school shooting in the United States since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults in December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

10 (More) Books Every Social Worker Should Read

There’s nothing like curling up with a good book during the cold winter months. The hardest part is choosing which book. We thought we’d make that a little easier for you by compiling a list of books every social worker should read and reasons why they are worth your time.

Meet Five Outstanding MSW@USC Field Partners

At the MSW@USC, our field placement team works with you to find a placement where you will be supervised and mentored by professional social workers who support your education and develop your practice skills. The five agencies that follow are just a handful of our amazing partners.

5 Reasons Why Social Work Is Your Calling

Social work is a fast-growing field, composed of intelligent and emotionally strong professionals that represent the populations with the most need. It is a profession that historically produces agents of change who are not afraid to challenge antiquated policies, fight for social justice, and make the world a better place. Below are five of many reasons why social workers do what they do, and enact the change they want to see in the world.