As an SSA graduate, you are a member of an accomplished, and caring professional community of over 8,000 SSA alumni working in countless ways to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. You are also part of the greater University of Chicago alumni community, a group of more than 130,000 individuals shaping how the world thinks about everything from literature to economics to theoretical physics. We encourage you to be a strong link in the SSA community network by maintaining a close connection to the School, its programs, and its students.

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Professional Development

SSA alumni receive a 20% discount on any workshop or lecture offered through the Professional Development Program. Whether you’re interested in continuing education credits or simply want to deepen your knowledge in a specific area (Spanish for social workers, for example), consult the schedule or register today.

Be a Mentor or Field Instructor

SSA alumni are the best mentors and teachers of SSA students. Here are some ways you can support the next generation of social workers:

Recruit SSA Grads

You know the quality and rigor of an SSA education, and the impact on SSA-prepared social worker can have on your organization and it serves. Contact Career Services to post a job, attend our Spring Career Fair, or engage in other on-campus recruiting and mentoring activites.

Give to SSA

Show your support for SSA and its historic mission by making a gift to the SSA Fund. Your gift, no matter the amount, will make a difference in the education of our students and in the agencies and programs across the globe where they learn from field placements and work as alumni.