Welcome to today's special event. Making a difference with a Bachelor of Social Work. My name is David Richardson and from all of us here at Walden University, we thank you for taking the time out of your day. To join us. Please note that this webinar will be archived so you'll have an opportunity to view the presentation again, or even share it with a friend or colleague. If you need accommodations to attend this webinar, please contact email@example.com. Before we get into today's content, we want to take a moment to go over a few items to make sure you get the most out of this program on the screen in front of you, you'll see the main presentation, a chat window. And a section for submitting questions for the presenters. All of these windows, as well as other items of interest can be opened and closed at your convenience using the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You can size these windows as you see fit, so feel free to set them to your comfort level as we move along. 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I am the Dean of the Barber Solomon School of social work here at Walden University and it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to our presentation tonight. We hope that the next hour will provide you with the information that you need to consider pursuing a Bachelor of social work degree here at Walden University. I've been involved with Walden since they had a social work program about oh gosh, Seven years ago, now and. We are very excited that all of our programs are accredited and we've worked hard to get good people associated with them and give you the learning experience that you need. So without further ado I would like to introduce doctor Angela Gaddis who is our best of your program director. Thank you Doctor Moon guys. I'm so excited that you are here this evening just to learn more about this program. I like Doctor Moon. Have been with wild in since the beginning of the social work program. Document actually began the VFW program and then I have stepped in as the program director and we have as you said we have earned accreditation and have worked really hard to put a quality program together for your for your. Experience in academic journey. Our fill it fill director is doctor Dion Spooner. She is not able to be with us this evening but see doctor Spooner has a unique perspective from Walden in that she aren't her doctorate degree at Walden, so she has experienced Walden. But as a student and now as an employee, an administrator at Walden University, so. We are just so excited to be a part of this journey with you. Anne are here to support you. OK, will jump right in and tell you just a little bit about how this is gonna work tonight. We have an agenda that we will follow where we talk a little bit about the Walden story. A few will talk to you about some of our faculty. Tell you a little bit about the best W program, then some unique parts of a social work education like our skills lab in our field. Experience will talked about support services that will be available to you. And then finally we wrap up and leave time for you to ask questions of. Us so in a one on one setting, as much as we can, we can give you as much information as we can to help you make the right decision about pursuing your degree at Walden University. And I guess we always talk about why Walden first I love presenting this slide just because there's so many unique things about Walden University. Ann, I try to tell you as many as I can, in the hopes that you can see the passion that we do have for it. While it has been providing degrees to adult learners for 50 years. And while we recognize that their bricks and mortar universities that have been around much longer than that, the key to that is at Walden's. Been doing this online for adult learners for 50 years. What do you think about how online education is changed? That's a very long time. We're very proud of the fact that we now have over 141 alumni worldwide who were educated at Walden and got their degrees so that they could remain in their own communities and make a difference with the education that they learned that they got it wild. And, as I mentioned, a little bit earlier, all of our social work programs are accredited by the council. In social work education, that is something that is very important for you to know. Accreditation of a social work program means that when you complete that program, you'll be able to apply for licensure. If your state has licensure and I think doctor gaddis will tell you, I think it's like 35 now that do, but that's it really big thing. It says that your degree that are degree has been looked at by the Council of social work education. They have approved what we do and let me just tell you I'm on the board of CSW. There are very stringent requirements. So you can know that if you're going to a program that has that stamp on it, then it's the best program that can be and wild and was the first online MSW program totally online program accredited by CSWE. So were great, which leads right into the fact that Walden has expertise and licensure leading programs. Those are programs like social work, nursing, counseling, education and psychology. They are experts at helping people. Get a degree that ultimately leads to a professional license, and I professional career that something you want to be sure that I organization or University that you're going to attend understands you. Want a professional degree and you need experience getting that. So what help does Walden have for you? 67% of the people who are getting a degree at Walden get financial aid. We have financial aid people who are available to talk to you help you navigate. The Morad of forms you have to fill out agencies. You have to contact and they can help you walk through that process so that you don't feel lost and alone. And Speaking of lost and alone. Sometimes people say to Maine, I don't want to attend an online University because that would just be out there by myself. Let me promise you that's not the way it is. At Walden you can see the next little blurb says personalized student support from the time you meet your enrollment advisor. To the very end, when you walk with the when you work with the graduation people at wild and there is somebody available there for you. A passion for social change wild and was founded on emission of social change, Bernie and reader turners set out to make it their life long ambition that people just didn't get a degree. They got a degree that meant something. So if you take that and you take the charge from the National Association of social workers where we talk as social workers about, we want to make a change. We want to make a difference. Then here we can talk about the fact that this is what we have at Walden. Our graduates end with a desire to make change in the society or the community they live in. So when you take the social work profession on one hand and wild and on the other, they joined completely to make them just a great experience for you as a student. And I'm going to let doctor get us, talk to you about another thing that I think makes our program phenomenal and that's our faculty. Thank you doctor man and she see just in the pictures we have a wide variety of faculty. I think this is one of the things that it such Walden apart from your local or your brick and mortar universities is that we have faculty from all walks of life from very rule settings to very urban settings. Does that work in legislative macro type settings, developing policy and promoting change and advocacy too? Does that provide direct practice to children and families and very direct practice? Clinical type settings no matter what your passion, maybe as a student in your area of interest or your background, you're going to find a faculty member who shares that same interest or that same passion. Let me give you a couple of examples you're going to see a picture there of Doctor Debbie Mills. Doctor Mills is our research one and research to Professor Doctor Mills has a great background, alot of experience and direct practice, but her passion is indeed research and she lives in a rural area in the South and her latest research has been focused on the pipeline of from. A very small rule. Areas to the prison system and how many of our. Victims of violence or those that even commit violent acts, are coming from very rural areas, and so she's done a great deal of research in that area. She has a passion for research and it's great at applying her experience to the classroom. You also see Doctor Monique Hosley, High men, who is from Durham County, North Carolina, and she is. Very much involved at the macro level. She serves on the Committee on the excuse me, the Commission for social services in Durham County and she has been very much of an advocate at the policy level, developing just really advocating for Change at the policy and legislative levels in North and South Carolina to to promote equity for populations. That are disenfranchised. Witcher does populations that we serve in social work, so again, we we really strive to have faculty that come from a variety of backgrounds who are so so knowledgeable about so many areas of social work that they are going to be able to relate to you, the student, and they love doing that. That is their passion. That is their heart. OK. So the best of your program overview, just the basics. Let's just talk about just some of the very foundation or components of this program. What is that? You know, we always want to know how are we going to get the best bang for our Buck? Will let you look at Walden on the continuum. We really fall in the middle as far as expense. An Walden is constantly striving to better themselves as a University position themselves at a University. That just the student the best experience for the money. So I would say you are going to get a valuable experience for your investment and return on your investment. It's very personalized. Our BS WS classes run about 20 students to the classroom. So it's not true moon alluded to earlier, even though you may think an online education is very isolating, it truly is not. Our faculty take pride in the fact that they are able to get to know their students, an investing them becausr the classrooms do remain small and they were there to support you in every step of the way in their classes. And again, it's not to Moon said from the beginning from the time that you enter. Into the program and enter into the University to the time that you graduate. We're going to be there to support you. I love it when a faculty member and I've had several this week will email me and say, Hey, for example, I just had one email me today that a student was in a devastating car accident. There's documentation that proves that she was able to show everything too. Document the proof of the crisis that she is currently in in this faculty member said, I feel like we need to work with her and support her through this time and I totally agree with that so that just to me speaks volumes about the relationship that this faculty member house with those students that they feel they can come to her and let her know what is going on in their world and that they need some. Extra support at this time, experiential. Our courses are beyond just. Just responding to blackboards discussion post. We have things like videos that Walden invest in making them producing themselves, case studies, virtual reality experiences which will talk about a bit later in just a moment. Skills lab and field experience. All of those things which gives you hands on application learning. Experience is very different modalities. And simply just reading the text and answering discussion board post for questions. Experiential learning are excuse make virtual reality is that when we are probably right now, the program overview so we are on the quarter system and we have. We do have 60 Seven 1/4 credit. What's included is that or 50 elective credits. 25 of those will be in a focus area where you decide. What area you would like to focus in with your classes that maybe addictions. Forensics crisis and interventions, trauma or courts in the legal system? We really looked at the marketplace and water areas and the labor market place that are demanding social workers right now and we wanted to provide focus areas and classes that would equip you the best. To get those jobs once you graduate are classes are asynchronous, which means that you can log into these classrooms anytime of the day or night if we understand most of our students have families and jobs, other responsibilities, so you may be sitting in the classroom at six o'clock in the morning, at midnight or anywhere in between. And that is the beauty I think of this. Program is that it supports those busy schedules and allows you to work your class schedule around those schedules, and then I've already mentioned we have discussion assignment. Another exercise modalities that help you to learn two of our primary. I think opportunities for you to apply theories and concepts to practice our our skills labs. And our field experience? Uh, we're going to talk more about these two components. Uh, a little later on. Say Doctor Maine. You wanna talk about? Virtual reality or yeah, yeah. Can we just kind of take turns? Just wanna share this this screen just one more time with everybody. Just because this is a really big part of what we're trying to do at Walden is make our learning unique for you and let you have multiple opportunities to practice. Being a social worker before you actually have to go into an agency and do it. So, as doctor gaddis says, Walden was really instrumental in helping us. We wrote the video scenarios they were taped. And now we have those in different classrooms where you can actually see someone who is functioning as a best. I'd be social worker helping a family deal with the crisis that they've had and you'll meet the Bargas family and deal with them throughout your social work classes. And it's really kind of interesting to watch how that progress is. And then we have virtual reality, which we right now just do it skills labs, but the intent is to get it into our. Curriculum of our classroom so it can be used at home and basically again. Walden has allowed us to write scenarios, film those scenarios in the virtual reality technical way that I don't know, but they do it and then we use. As you can see the picture in the lower right. Students actually have Cardboard goggles that we have at skills lab where they watch a field safety exercise and you get to participate in that. You get to choose what would you do? And then you learn the best things to do in different situations. So these are just some really great ways. I think we have of his doctor Gaddis said learning, but not just having to read a textbook and answer questions. Skills lab is something that is unique to Walden. I'm just simply because a lot of people don't do it. But we're very we're very invested in skills lab and what this skills lab is is that one time in your best. Have you experience? You will come to a non ground location for four days. Normally those are held in Atlanta, GA or Phoenix AZ. And you will participate with other BS W colleagues, annuar faculty and you will do a lot of skills demonstration. We want you to practice what you've learned in your practice classes and how to work with the family, how to work with the group, how to work with an individual or community. So there's a lot of skill development that goes along at skills lab and we have students that are normally very afraid of skills. Lab they say, Oh, I don't travel. I don't want to go anywhere. I can tell you from years of doing this, the student experience is wonderful. Students usually tell us on the last day of skills lab. Oh, can we please stay one more day because this was really great. We learned alot. We do some license your preparation for you at skills lab because we believe that that's a very important part of pursuing a professional degree. Is that if your state has license? Sure that we assist you in being able to take that test and pass that test. At skills lab will be where you made with filled coordinators to ensure that all your paperwork is completed and everything is available for you to begin your field placement, which happens right after skills lab, usually the next quarter. So you get to know the program. You'll see me there. You'll see doctor cat is there. You'll get another important part which doctor got us will talk about in just a little bit is that you get to meet the people who are involved in our MSW program. So if you have an interest in continuing your education, it's kind of a foot in the door kind of thing. You get to meet them. And we really think we want you to have as much practice as you can, so that every step of your education is a seamless transition. And the next step after Skills Lab is filled experience and I just wanted to take a second to tell you that I'm doctor Spooner has had a family emergency and not here tonight. But if she was here. Her passion for this is so complete and I will. I will not do it justice, but I will doctor Gaddis and I will explain it to you because we do understand it. Doctor Spooner is just so so passionate about it. Feel of experience is something that is required by the council. Social work, education. They mandate that you must complete 400 hours in an agency learning and practicing to be a social worker. So we begin that process with you early. I'm you'll get emails about registering with what we call meta track, which is our placement tracking system. You'll work with Doctor Spooner in her team to begin talking to different places, seeing where we already have agreements for field agency support. They will help you navigate all the paperwork that needs completed obtaining your. A liability insurance so you can go into the field setting. There are videos and all this. They have a website that's been created to make everything as easy for you as it can be. Because we understand field experience is a big thing, we work really hard to prepare you for that so that you understand what it's all about because you will actually spend. Probably about 20 hours a week in a field setting. That means that you'll be with a Bachelor degree in social worker actually seeing clients working with clients, hoping clients make decisions about things they need to do, and it's really. You're just practicing being a social worker with someone who helps you. So we want you to enjoy this. It should be a great learning time for you where you can put all of this together and learn exactly what you need to do. But the most important thing I want you to understand that I hear doctor Spooner say all the time is that we're here with you. We will help you find an agency because Walden has been doing this for a number of years now. We have hundreds of agencies that have agreed to take our students. More agencies are added every quarter, so hopefully that were being agency in your area where you could do this. If not, will work with you to get to get a new agency contract. Established people often ask us, can they do their field work if in an employment that they are already in. The answer to that is yes, with some circumstances doctor Spooner will help you work through all of those like you have to work in a different area with a different supervisor so that we're sure that you're getting everything you need. But again, just please understand that there is. There is a process, it's in place and you will always have assistance in. Completing that process. And Doctor Gaddis, I think this ones you. OK, so thank you doctor moon. So one of the another I think advantage. Your education at Walden University is that it is a life long learner institution. What that means is that we are with very much pride ourselves with allowing students to come in at The Bachelor level, and then we offer Masters level and even PhD in DSW in social work. So you may decide. That you are, you know, I'm I'm a bachelor in social work and I want to go on and pursue a Masters degree. Then you can do that out. Walden pretty seamlessly. And if you have a 3.0 GPA when you graduate with your BS W, you can complete your MSW in one calendar year. Now a question that we get a lot is. Well, How do I know what my regulations are? My licensure regulations maybe in my state's documents stated earlier web licensure in 35 states with Walden 37 excuse Maine and the District of Columbia. And so you need to really contact your State Board of licensure for social work and find out from down. Just asking the question. Do I need a license at The Bachelor level? Number one #2? What do I need to do to gain that license and then they will be able to tell you what those regulations are and so if if if Wilden does qualify in that state we are working. We have people working everyday trying to gain an get access to more states. Um, for licensure. So that is something that like I said that we are asked constantly. I think that when you come through wild and you get your bachelors degree, you get your Masters degree. As I said with that 3.0 GPA then it's going to take you one year to the cause, your academic studies or reduced your fill placement hours are reduced. And you always will have to complete one skills lab versus 2. Now you can. You can have a lot of different opportunities as a Bachelor level social worker and that's something that I mean. There's just tons and tons of opportunities, but. The Masters degree. As with any degree or any field excuse, Maine does open up more opportunities, so that's just something again that we are asking a lot. So we just wanted to let you know that right up front. OK. OK, How do we support you? I have a like Doctor Gaddis was saying Doctor Spooner, graduated from wild and so she can tell you her stories. I can tell you that my son is actually a student in another another undergraduate program at Walden, so he laughs every time I do this slide because he will be glad to tell you that you're never alone at Walden University. He says he went to another University. He said, Mama, they didn't know who I was, but wild and calls me all the time. That's what we want you to come away from. A feeling is that you are supported from the initial contact with the admissions coordinator to accepting admissions, working with financial aid to get your money together, then to rolling over to your student success or your academic advisor person who will help you navigate things. Walden supports you. You heard her phenomenal. Our faculty are the one thing I always like to add about that slide, and I didn't jump in there and do it tonight. Was that everyone of them has a smile on their face. Because they truly love their job. They truly love what they do for wild and and they're always happy. So you have great faculty who supports you. We have, oh, wonderful writing center at wild and can't tell you enough great stories, but a couple of things that they do. If you have a paper due in a class, you write that paper early. You can submit it to the Writing Center. They will help you make corrections to that paper. They will tell you this needs a little grammar work. This could be better stated here. They will not write your paper, but they will give you input on that paper. They have a PA templates. A PA is the form that some papers have to be written in for social work. All of them have to be written in that. That's just our standard thing and it's really picky about where footnotes go and title page and things like that. The writing center has a template you just download and type it into it. and I say that every time because it takes away the stress of at 12:00 o'clock at night trying to figure out where does my name go on this paper and where does the title go? So that worked out for you and academic Skills Center. This is a great thing we talked about earlier in a call today. This is where people are available to help you with your school work. If you need a math tutor, they have access to those. If you need help with the library, there's somebody there to tell you. Technology often is a really big issue with our students just because everything's on line and I may not understand how to connect my laptop or use the video thing that people are wanting me to do. But there are technology people that are available. These people are all available either by email or a phone call. You can make an appointment for a time that's convenient to you. Again, this all work to support you, your student success advisor is who will help you choose your classes every quarter. We have a specially trained ones for RV SW program so that they know when to help you talk about going to skills lab. When do I need to take research? They have the answer to all those questions and help you through the completion of your academic program. When Walden has a Career Center on the Career Center can help you with a resume, they can help you do mock interviews for a job, anything that they can do to help you find a job and get better prepared for that job is available to you in the Career Center. So as you can see, as I like to say from the very beginning to the very end there's support for you because we never want anyone to feel like they're in a vacuum or there by themselves or their in a silo or alone. Ever all the buzzwords will be. You will not find that here. You will find supportive people to help you, including myself and Doctor Gatiss. So with all of That being said, I think David we're ready to wrap up and take questions so that we can answer anything people might need to know more about. Well, as I've just yet, nobody has asked any questions, so just a reminder. If you have any questions about anything that you've heard this evening, if you want to liberate our speakers to elaborate on anything, please feel free to ask a question in the Q&A window. In the meantime, I will share some of the questions that we've gotten, typically from previous attendees, first of those being, is there a pathway for students who are starting in The Bachelor of social work to move into the Master of social work, and then eventually potentially? The Doctor of Social Work. Alright, Yes, as stated before, whether you have a 3.0 or not, the be SW equips you at lays that foundation for masters and then Masters equips you and lays the foundation for PhD or doctorate in social work so you know, hopefully you would. The student would qualify with a 3.0 and be able to qualify for advanced standing and completion up the MSW in one. But if not, it is still an excellent foundation that prepares them for graduate studies in the Masters of Social Work. OK, now about student support. Can we talk a little bit about the structures in place for students who are a little bit nervous about writing or being able to turn in assignments that meet the standard? Sure, we can do that, and I think that's that's kind of part of what we alluded to in the writing center that their people available to help you understand. You know, we realize that sometimes people come back to school when they've been out of school for a while, or you know they may not have had experiences that are on the level that we're asking them to do. So there are people there. Like I said in the writing center, either in the academic support center who can help you with that? You make an appointment again by email or telephone and you can contact with them and you know they can. They can pull it up on in a zoom chat room or something and show you your paper show you where things could have gone better or done differently and just help you again so that you don't feel so alone. Some of our classes as students to record a video and that makes people very nervous. So we have ways to help people learn how to use the the video technology. That is in the classroom. Our faculty are also all trained in that so that they can help students and provide students the support that they would need to to navigate that. And like I said, just to figure out you know. How do I turn this paper in? Its not working for me and you know, we were very understanding of the fact that most people in our programs at wild and to have a full time job. They do have a full time family so often times at that paper is due on Sunday. It's late Sunday. Evening when they're trying to finish things up and you get nervous and you get more anxious and you just think you can't do it. And the good thing about this is that there are people there that you can reach out to that can help you navigate that. So we didn't have a question about the length. Of course is can you go over the term length as well? Sure, courses in the Walden best WR 11 weeks long. We function on 1/4 system there four quarters a year so there's the winter. The spring, the summer in the fall quarter and it's kind of a continuous flow on which is a little bit different from bricks and mortar or semester universities. But the courses are 11 weeks for the most part. Just trying to remember back to when we wrote most of these courses. You would have a discussion board that's normally do like on a Wednesday. And then responses to other students are doing a Friday or Saturday and then. Usually sometimes there's a paper due and papers are not always do on Sunday. We pretty much leave those do on Sunday, so you can kind of and I my son is a great example of this. You can open your blackboard classroom up and see what's do for the week and then kind of plan how you would work through stuff and you know when it was due. and I think you know what we hear from students is that they like the quarter system because. It seems to move faster and then you're in a course for 11 weeks. Those your social work classes. If you were to enroll in this program and you still needed to complete some of your other undergraduate classes like math or science or English history, psychology, those courses, those courses are normally six weeks long, so you would do to you would do two courses in 1/4 so it kind of helps you get there faster. I think students like that too that they can see. That they are making progress. It seems much faster. And in that there's there are there are there let me get it out. I'm sorry there is a two week break between quarters, so you get you finish 1/4 and you get a two week break and then you start your next quarter. So we have a question about whether student advisors reach out to you. To register for classes and how do you contact your success specialist? You will be given a contact information for your success specialist. You will have their email and their phone number. You can email or call and then if they're not in the office of their own, another line they will call you back. And yes, they do reach out to you about what courses are you gonna take for the next quarter. How can we get you enrolled in those courses? What can we help you? Do they reach out to you during the first part of the quarter to see how you're doing. Is this class? Do it going OK? Do we need to stay in both of these classes or do we just need to take one class? I promise you from personal experience with other students and and, uh, personal one, if you don't engage in your classroom by the third of the fourth day of the first week, your student success advisor will be reaching out to you to say, Hey, Lisa, why haven't you participated in your classroom yet? Or why don't you signed into your blackboard? So they're kind of like a hand there to hold to guide you through it? You know, if you have trouble with like like Doctor Gaddis was talking about this student who had a, you know that the car accident on the student success advisor is probably the first person students reach out to and say, you know, I've got this issue going on. Can you tell me who do I need to contact? How do I navigate this? If you were to need to take a break from school for awhile or withdraw from a class, they help you through every bit of that. So again, not alone out there that that student success advisor will be your best friend. Yep. So there were two questions that innocence are a little bit similar. One kind of leads into the other. What is the main platform for course work? And how is learning evaluated? Well, I can start in. Doctor Gaddis can finish most of our classrooms are set up. We have a discussion board every week and that's usually where you're asked to read chapters in a textbook or view a video online and then respond in a discussion board platform where you just write. You answer the question and that is posted and then the other people in the classroom see that and then y'all provide feedback to each other. I'm an example, might be. Oh, that was a great idea. I never thought about that. I didn't realize that Miss Vargas would have to try to get disability for her husband. So you interact in a blackboard classroom. That's kind of like if you think of in a face to face environment, your own, your classroom, where you would be talking to each other and asking the instructor questions. That's kind of the discussion board. Then there are on case studies or the videos that you look at and you would answer questions about those and submit those and. Sometimes in a paper format, sometimes in a discussion board and we don't have any testing per se other than what we're gonna start doing with our licensure. Where you have practice test because this on line environment really, you know, we find out that our test questions are not secure for very long. People like to share those will be very honest, so we try to get you to expound your your brain just a little bit more and learn to think critically and analytically, which is what social workers do. So you have papers you have discussion boards, a couple of group exercises, and then you know the big one for us would be the field placement experience at the end where you being the agents things, sorry. And you would be in the agency you would be working an would be filling out like a weekly, kind of like a Journal where you talk about things you learned that week and what might have happened in the agency. And I will just say also that one of the things that I've worked and tried to work with my DSW contributing faculty or faculty is to really to be extra engaged with students. Those first few weeks of class, meaning that they give you more feedback than usual and really try to to help you above and Beyond and really help. This student to understand what the expectations are, what resources are there like the writing center to to get assistance with their their papers and not to grade quite as harshly. Those first few weeks, and but then after that, once a student has an understanding of the expectations, there is an expectation if you will, for this didn't. To to take that feedback and actually make some effort and some change in the work that they're turning in so you know, that's that's something that I've really tried to work with. My faculty on is because we understand that for many students, is Doctor Moon, said earlier? This may be the first time that many of our students are coming back to school for a long time or the other side of that. Is it might be the first time that you've ever taken online courses so that either of those are both of those can be extremely intimidating, so faculty is going to hope going to really provide that support initially and truly guide you above and beyond those first few weeks. So have a great question here. Do we have online orientations? Yes, we do. Initially when you start the program there is a humanities class that you take that will help you learn to navigate some of the systems at Walden. And then there's also an online student orientation that stays available through you through your whole first year. It's in your blackboard classroom when you log into blackboard you can see it there and then actually excuse me, will tell you. This is where you go for this. This is like your link to the library. This is that and all of that is also in the blackboard classroom that we provide for you when you are enrolled in a course and it gives you all the different places that you can go for help. But yes, I'm very long answer for yes. We have an orientation for students just so they understand how to navigate everything that they would need. Another supplant posted on his home, sorry, go ahead. Then doctor Spain or and I also have an orientation time that we have in that intro to social work course with our students that it's just that it's like a Skype meeting for students. Can call-in made us and we can answer questions directly about social work. The social work program more specifically. Another support question was they asked. We mentioned that we have tutoring available for math. Are there social work specific tutoring opportunities? We have not done that yet just because normally by the time you're in the social work programs you would probably reach out to the faculty member who was taking that class. You know who was teaching the class so they could provide that with you. The tutors are more geared towards your educate your the classes that you take before you actually get into the social work curriculum. So I would say you would use those and then when you were in social work you would reach out to the faculty and they would assist you as you might need. Excellent well looks like at the moment there are no additional questions and so while we wait to see if anything else comes in, do either of you have any parting thoughts for students considering starting one of the programs here? I would just say that if you have questions after this call, please feel free to reach out to myself to Doctor Moon and Doctor Spooner. Of course will be available by email as well, so because sometimes I know it's after these calls that you think, ha, I didn't ask that an and please just feel free to reach out to any of us. Will be glad to answer your questions. Also your enrollment advisor. Many times I will get questions from the enrollment advisor that students have asked them and and it's passed on to myself for Doctor Moon and and that is fine if you think of something and and you just need to ask that enrollment advisor an and they can come to us, that's perfectly fine. We're here to support you and to make this a great experience for you in every way possible. So we didn't have an additional question that came in. Do we have any information about hiring or placement rate for students after completing our program? Hey man you wanna you wanna do that? Gonna say to give him an exact data thing. We would need a doctor Spooner because she would know that. But I do know that. Oh my gosh, Angela, do you know the exact numbers? I'm gonna be quiet because I don't. Well, I'll just say it. Our accreditation was just affirmed a year ago and so we are still a new program. But with That being said, we have 100% placement rate of either students going on to Graduate School or being employed. Of RV SW graduates. All of them have either gone undergrad school. We have students that graduated last August in the BSW that will be graduating with their MSW this coming August, but every student has there been employed and several of them employed in their field placement where they completed their field and the field placement just kept them so. We have a great success rate with that. Alright, so they do not appear to be any additional questions coming in, and so at this point then I would say that brings us to the end of the event. We appreciate everybody taking time out of your busy schedules to join us today. Thank you for submitting your questions. As reminder this event is going to be archived, it will be available to be viewed on demand. The link to access that is going to be sent in a follow up email. Please feel free to share this content with a friend, a colleague, a family member. I do encourage you to connect with our faculty, students and alumni by connecting with Walden on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Are both accessible via the toolbar at the bottom of the screen and you can of course find us on LinkedIn. Thank you again to doctors. Munan got us for the presentation and to our audience for joining us today. Everybody, please have a wonderful evening. Thank you, thank you.
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