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MSW Careers

Plan You Professional Career

Throughout the year, the School of Social Work and the Career Education Center host events to support your career planning and preparation, including:

  • Career Connections Workshop
  • Career and Recruitment Fair
  • LCSW Licensing Prep Workshop
  • Career Coaching
  • Brown Bag Sessions to expose you to a variety of traditional and/or new and emerging social work practice areas and innovations each semester

…and more!

For job opportunities, check out the The School of Social Work job board and the Career Education Center‘s listing of recent job and internship postings through Handshake.

Do you have a job to post? Employers can submit new job listings through our online form.


Upcoming Events

View all of the upcoming career & networking events.


Career Education Center

The Career Education Center (CEC) helps undergraduate students, graduate students and alumnae/i develop the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their careers in preparation for life’s work. Whether you are about to begin your undergraduate studies, have just graduated with a master’s degree, or are an alum approaching a career or life transition, the Career Education Center can make a difference.


Licensing Information

After the MSW degree is conferred and the official transcript is available from the Registrar’s on the Transcripts and Diplomas page, you are eligible as an exam candidate for social work licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the LCSW level.

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) offers a 10-step application process at https://www.aswb.org/. This process includes: reading the Candidate Handbook, downloading the Massachusetts application, applying, reviewing application requirements, receiving notice to take the exam, exam preparation, etc. Information about licensing in other states is available at https://www.aswb.org/exam-candidates/

For Massachusetts-specific licensing questions, you are also encouraged to contact the Board of Registration for Social Workers at (617) 701-8681 or email [email protected]

Licensure requirements by state

Licensure requirements vary by state; students should contact their state licensing board to determine specific state requirements. More information about state licensing requirements is available here:

https://socialwork.simmons.edu/legal/licensure/


SSW Job Board

Your Up-To-Date Listing of Social Work Jobs and Fellowships


LGBTQ+ Career Resources