Applying your education in the field
The field education experience, or practicum, offers you the opportunity to apply your classroom learning in a supervised social work practice setting. While the field semester is a very demanding one, most students find it to be one of the more important and enjoyable components of their education.
Prepare for this experience as you would if it were a job interview, as it is not uncommon for students to be considered for hiring by their field agency.
Field experience tips
The social work field experience is an important part of your education and will become an important part of your résumé as well. As you think about your field education experience, we recommend the following: