Social Work Alumni Mentor Program

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The Social Work Mentor Program gives graduates a vision for the future that includes successful attainment of a social work license.

The Social Work Mentor Program was born from a sense of responsibility to nurture the next generation of highly regarded social work professionals and prepare them for successful completion of the social work licensure exam. Through a mutually beneficial young alum to experienced alum mentorship relationship, recent graduates who have obtained their limited license and are preparing to take the licensure exam will have the opportunity to apply their classroom instruction and real-world experience to the licensure exam preparation process.

Program details

Alumni mentors who have passed the Social Work licensure exam are paired with recent graduates who have obtained their limited license and are preparing to take the licensure exam. These mentees are paired with mentors based on their career interests and the type of exam they plan to take. Throughout the program, mentees will participate in informative sessions led by social work experts on subjects including understanding the exam process, managing test anxiety and exam preparation. Mentors will share information about their own license exam experience and career paths while providing guidance, motivation, and emotional support to mentees. Mentors will assist mentees with setting licensure exam preparation goals and developing a network of professional contacts.

Benefits for mentors

  • Give back to Wayne State with a minimal time commitment 
  • Recruit fresh talent to your company
  • Inspire students to pursue their dreams
  • Stay connected to what today's students are learning
  • A unique opportunity to connect with fellow alumni

Benefits for mentees

  • Gain practical insights about the social work licensure exam process
  • Build the skills to master the exam
  • Eliminate licensure test challenges
  • Build a network of peer professionals
  • Maximize your full potential as social work professional

Eligibility

We are currently recruiting mentee alums from the May and December 2020 graduating classes to participate in the Winter 2021 program. We welcome mentors who have passed the licensure exam and graduated within the last 5 years. 

Participate

Those interested in participating as a mentee should complete the Social Work Mentor Program - MENTEE Interest Form. Those interested in participating as a mentor should complete the Social Work Mentor Program - MENTOR Interest Form. Mentor and mentee applications for the Winter 2021 cycle will be accepted from December 10, 2020 - January 15, 2021.

Additional information

For more information on the Michigan social work licensing process visit: the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

For more information on the Social Work Mentor Program contact Kim Easley at kim.easley@wayne.edu.