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Section 3.08.00: Field Placement Application Process

The field placement experience offers students an opportunity to learn and get hands-on social work experience.

Students can explore the steps to the field placement application process under Incoming Field Students page on MySSW on the School of Social Work website ( ). The steps include:

1. Preparing to Apply: understand the purpose of field education, understand the application process and understand the difference between an internship and a field placement.

2. Compose and Submit: review the goal statement guidelines, write goal statement, update resume, finalize your pathway, identify settings of interest and skills to learn, and submit the field placement application.

3. Interview: research and prepare for your interview(s), understand how to navigate different interview formats, learn what you ask and what may be asked of you and learn what happens next.

4. Prepare to Start: prepare to start field, be considering how to enter communities and organizations and communicate with your agency about logistics

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