Social Work Club
The Social Work Club at Georgian Court University is comprised of a group of dynamic, energetic women committed to extending their social work education beyond the classroom and into the community.
This elite group of women, both traditionally aged students and returning women, plan an entire year of activities that includes community service with children at risk, terminally ill children, physically and mentally challenged adolescents, the elderly, and victims of domestic violence. To support their efforts in the community, they engage in rigorous fundraising.
Currently, the students are involved in the Heifer International Project and are attempting to raise enough money to buy a heifer to be given to a woman living in poverty with her family. This animal, in addition to an educational program, will help her become financially independent and assist her in supporting her family. The Social Work Club also organizes and presents educational seminars, inviting a variety of professionals from various areas of expertise to share their experiences with the university community. High school students interested in pursuing a career in social work are also invited to participate.
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Phi Alpha Honor Society is the national honor society for social work students. The society is dedicated to excellence in scholarship (3.2 GPA in social work courses) and high professional standards. The Zeta Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha has been existence at Georgian Court University since 1998. It is a community service organization that requires its members to dedicate a set number of hours to tutoring individuals, either on campus or in public school settings within the community. Induction ceremonies are held each spring in The Mansion. Applications are accepted in the fall.
Our Graduates Succeed
Research shows that 66% of our graduates have offers of full-time employment prior to graduation. Some of our most recent graduates are employed by Ocean Mental Health, Lakeview Nursing & Rehab Center, Kimball Medical Center, Providence House, Lakewood Economic Action Program, Freehold Rehab & Nursing Center, Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia, Mt. Laurel Center for the Family, ARC of Monmouth County, Applewood Estates, Manahawkin Convalescent Center, Easter Seals Schaffer Treatment Center, CPC Behavioral Health Care, Bey Lea Village, Community Medical Center, Ocean County Veteran's Service Bureau, Advanced Behavioral Health Care, Bayshore Health Care Center, Visiting Nurse Association, Garden State Corrections, and the Division of Youth & Family Services.
Going On to Graduate School
GCU social work graduates have been accepted to graduate such as Fordham University, Columbia University, Yeshiva University, State University of NJ/Rutgers, Kean College, Tulane University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Boston University, University of Vermont, University of Maryland, and Widener University.
Careers in Social Work
Professional social workers are the nation's largest providers of mental health and therapy services. Social workers are employed by Fortune 500 companies, courts, and state and federal legislatures. More than 200 professional social workers hold elected office. There are many occupations associated with the field of social work. The following Web sites provide information about these occupations:
http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.cswe.org/ Council on Social Work Education
http://www.naswdc.org National Association of Social Workers
http://www.naswdc.org/joblinks/ National Association of Social Workers Job Link
http://www.naswnj.org National Association of Social Workers: NJ Chapter