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Student-Alumni Mentorship Experience

The College of Social Work’s Student-Alumni Mentorship Experience (SAME) provides current CSW students of all levels (Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD) with the unique opportunity to connect with CSW Alumni who share similar academic/professional interests and geographic locations to build their professional network. The meaningful relationships created in this program will help prepare students for a successful future and leave a lasting impact on the Ohio State and social work communities. Apply to become a CSW SAME Mentee by Oct. 1.

“I had the privilege to be paired with an impressive young woman who was an absolute delight to interact with and to explore issues of practice, professional development, and social work values that were of mutual interest. I also appreciated the opportunity to meet and converse with other mentors and to share our experience of the program and our mentees with one another.”

Joe Borgo (MSW ’72), Alumnus and Mentor

Becoming an Alumni Mentor

As a SAME Mentor, you will give back to the Ohio State and social work communities in a meaningful way by shaping the next generation of social workers. Mentors will form a professional relationship with current social work students by sharing their experiences and insights and offering guidance to their mentees throughout the program.

Additionally, you can earn a certificate of completion from the College of Social Work to add to your own professional portfolio. Apply to become a CSW SAME Mentor by Oct. 1.

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