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September 2019 - Student Network SIG Update

It’s back-to-school time for NASW student members! The NASW-Illinois Chapter Student Network Shared Interest Group (SIG) addresses the interests and needs of our student members.

Below are several leadership opportunities with the NASW-Illinois Chapter for student social workers. Get involved with your professional association!

How can I help?

Students at 2019 Advocacy Day

Student liaisons serve as a vital point of contact between the NASW-Illinois Chapter and Illinois schools of social work. What do liaisons do?

Liaisons help with organizing and promoting trips to your school campus by NASW-Illinois Chapter staff to come talk about licensure, networking events, advocacy, and more.

Liaisons also serve as contacts for our annual social work Advocacy Day which will take place in Springfield in the spring (exact date TBA). Since a date cannot be announced until the spring legislative session is announced, student liaisons will help keep their school abreast of important news relating to Advocacy Day as well as organizing their school attendees on the day of the event.

If you are interested in becoming a student liaison, apply here. Note: This opportunity is available to current NASW student members ONLY.

Student monitors at the 2017 NASW-IL Statewide Conference

The NASW-Illinois Chapter will be hosting its statewide conference this year at The Westin North Shore in Wheeling, IL, and student monitors are a vital part of its success! This is a great opportunity for you to network with professionals in the social work field as well as participate in the largest social work conference in Illinois. All workshops and events are FREE for volunteers to attend on days they are working as a monitor.

Conference monitors will present a brief speaker intro (pre-scripted), assist with registration, set-up, guide attendee traffic, stamp continuing education (CE) forms, and more. Complimentary t-shirts and lunches will be offered to volunteers. Monitors should be able to attend (at minimum) a full day of workshops, have a friendly attitude, and be able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Priority will be given to those who can volunteer for more than one day.

If you are interested in becoming a student monitor and can commit to at least a full day (7am to 5pm) to volunteer, apply here. Note: This opportunity is available to students ONLY.

We hope you'll take advantage of some of the many ways of getting involved with your professional association. Stay tuned for student-centered events and networking as they're announced!

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