Emergency Relief for CSSW Students
Dear CSSW alumni,
As we all deal with the challenges brought on by COVID-19, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well. It makes me so proud to see how many of our alumni have rallied to support the most vulnerable members of our communities. That is what we stand for.
These are unprecedented times for students at CSSW, especially those about to graduate. In addition to adjusting to remote classwork and suspended field placements, many are coping with loss of income, housing insecurity, hiring freezes, and forced relocations. In partnership with Dean Begg, the Past Presidents of the Alumni Association and I are writing to ask for your support.
CSSW students have responded to this crisis with focus, tenacity, and grace. More than ever before, they need our support to help keep them on track. Many of us are facing our own disruptions, but if you are able to give, your donations will have a significant impact on the lives of our students. We are deeply proud of our fellow alums who step up in times like these. We hope you’ll join us in providing emergency relief to our students, the social workers who will join our ranks this spring and next.
Please contribute NOW to the Columbia Social Work Fund to provide emergency relief for our students in need. Your gifts to CSSW count now more than ever. To give online, follow this link– studentrelief.givenow.columbia.edu.*
Martinique Teperman ‘06, President
Welcome to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Are you a CSSW alum or about to become one? We urge you to get involved with us. We offer a network of more than 18,000 social work graduates, which can potentially provide you with job leads, mentors, and life-long friends.
Services We OfferWe offer a range of alumni services to keep you in touch with the School and with each other:
- Create an account with CAREER CONNECT, the School’s new online jobs database. This site is maintained by the Office of Career and Leadership Development for the exclusive use of CSSW alums.
- Join the (closed) group for CSSW alumni and students on LinkedIn, with over a thousand members.
- Log into the School’s online Alumni Directory where you can find Columbia alumni working in organizations where you may be interested in working.
- Explore the options on Career Connections, a site maintained by the Columbia Alumni Association (UNI & PW required). This site contains some helpful job board and career fair information (including for the School of Social Work). It also provides access to WETFEET and VAULT.COM, two useful career research tools.