Alumni advice project

We know you left the Wayne State University School of Social Work with much more than a degree — this is your chance to share licensure test prep tips and academic insight with today's social work students. We encourage you to share your words of wisdom below.

Offer Advice

Take inspiration from what your fellow Warriors (and Tartars!) are saying in their Alumni Advice submissions...

Social Workers continue to make a difference, wherever we are. I am thankful for my Social Work Education at Wayne State. It has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and values to help others to discover, enhance and or develop the best of who they want to be. - ALICE G. THOMPSON, MSW '81, BSW '80 

Be open to putting your Social Work Skills to work in a non-traditional career path. Think outside the box and combine social work with another passion you may have. - PAUL HUBBARD, MSW '71 

Social workers can and should and must participate in all of the work of our world community, with the unique and humble person-in-environment perspective that is all ours! - PERRY OHREN

Always be a learner; you will likely learn as much from the people you serve as you do from colleagues. Identify a mentor and be deliberate in listening and learning from others; allow everyone the opportunity to share their expertise with you. - SARA GLEICHER, MSW '83

To be a social worker is to be proud. Proud of your dedication, caring involvement, hard work and perseverance. Attending and graduating from the Wayne State School of Social Work gave me the skills and tools to be part of a profession that is woven into my life. - SUSAN ROGERS