Professional Development Experienced Through an Undergraduate Social Work Curriculum

Faculty Sponsor

Jane Barden


Arts and Sciences


Social Work

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-2-2015


Individuals enter the VU Social Work Department at different points in their collegiate careers. We are interested in studying how this affects their ability to implement the core competencies into their social work identity. In order to examine this, we will be researching how individuals feel at different levels of their undergraduate career in relation to how they feel about their professional identity.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

The authors are junior social work majors who are passionate about the development of professional identity of social work majors. They are curious to observe how individuals feel that they have changed not only through the curriculum but through their internship experiences as well as they move through the social work program.

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