BSW Agency Selection and Interviewing

The Director of Field Education, Kat Werner, or the Assistant Director of Field Education, Katie Karas, and the students jointly select the setting that best meets the students' needs and interests. Students are asked to coordinate closely with her on scheduling of agency interviews. Students do not have to know where they wish to do their practicum when they apply.

Students should review the Practicum Agency Description list prior to scheduling a meeting with the Director of Field Education. If there is interest in an agency that is not on this list, please let her know.

Most students interview with two to three agency supervisors before confirming a practicum site. The Director of Field Education can advise students on matters relating to interviews; students are not to interview at agencies without first consulting with her. Following the interview(s), students meet with the Director of Field Education to make a final selection.

Selecting a Practicum Site