A Rewarding and Valuable Career

Social work: Making a difference in peoples' lives and communities.



As a student, you will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including child welfare, mental health, criminal and juvenile justice, gerontology, domestic violence, health care, community development, policy practice, and research. If you are concerned with matters of social justice and want to make a difference in peoples' lives and your communities, we invite you to consider the social work profession as a rewarding and valuable career.

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Oriana Galasso
May. 24, 2017

Student worker Oriana Galasso advises HOPE scholars on making the adjustment to UNLV.

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Jan. 3, 2017

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Aug. 23, 2016

Back-to-school events to highlight UNLV campus traditions and student involvement, culminating with the president’s annual State of the University address Sept. 15.

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  • Professor, Social Work
  • Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs School of Social Work
  • Associate Professor of Social Work