MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University

West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015

Career Change Network

We are:

  • Students changing from prior careers to new careers in social work

  • Current social workers who want to change our roles in social work

  • Homemakers preparing to create new careers as our children mature

  • Older students seeking an encore career in social work for our later years

All of us are growing social workers making career and life transitions. We want to connect, collaborate and fully engage in our graduate education. Our hope is that our network will continue long after we graduate and support the growth of graduate social work at WCU.


Join now!

We hope to make our connections virtually through email, with occasional meetings. We want to hear your ideas. Here are some ideas we are considering:

  • An annual orientation meeting for students coming back to school after years away

  • An online discussion group sharing questions, answers, and support

  • A survey to learn the experience you bring from other careers that is beneficial to social work and what you want from your education

If you think you may be interested, contact the following organizer:

Linda Ello, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Faculty sponsor