The Department of Social Work of Kristu Jayanti College organised an Expert lecture on Recent Trends in Social Work Education on 19th January 2017 for the I MSW students.
The resource person Mr Joshy Mathew [Manager, BOSCH] was formally welcomed and introduced by Dr. Jonas Richard A, Head of Department of Social Work, Kristu Jayanti College.
The resource person initiated the session by encouraging the students to get membership in professional bodies of Social Work like NASW to enrich their networking in the field of Social Work. The speaker stated that membership in such professional bodies could help them in being updated and expanding their knowledge domain on the recent and emerging trends in Social Work. The speaker enlightened the students on the significance of maintaining a healthy work life balance in the field of Social Work.
Further, Mr. Mathew shed light on the challenges faced by Social Work professionals in their work life. The speaker insisted that students should rightfully use the opportunities of internships and projects to gather practical knowledge and to develop skills required in the respective settings. Mr. Mathew reminded the students to adhere to the principles and ethics of Social Work to have a successful career. The speaker highlighted the importance of having clarity and vision to acquire one’s goals in the profession.
The queries raised by the inquisitive minds of the students indicated their understanding of the expert lecture. Mr. Mathew concluded the session by encouraging the students to pursue instrumental certificate courses for Excel, PowerPoint, etc, to widen their scope of job opportunities.