“Students don’t feel lost in the shuffle”

Success od the Transfer Social Work Program at Adelphi's Manhattan CenterAndrew J. Peters, the director of Adelphi’s Manhattan Center social work programs since Summer 2013, said Adelphi’s transfer social work program works well because “our students go through the program largely as a cohort. There is close advisement and individualized attention from our faculty all along the way.”

Consequently, he added, “Students don’t feel lost in the shuffle” the way they would be on a large, intimidating campus.

Claudia Joseph ’12, M.S.W. ’13, praised the Manhattan Center’s location and flexible schedule. Peters added other praiseworthy factors. From an academic perspective, he said, “Students take classes from experienced practitioners and faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research in the field.”

He added, “Their classroom learning is complemented by field placements at agencies that run the gamut from child welfare to senior services.”

Then there’s the Big Apple locale itself. “It’s a very exciting thing to have your training as a social worker take place in New York City,” Peters said. “Going back over a century to the settlement house movement, New York City’s social work community is the center of innovation nationally and globally.”

He cited the New York Memory Center (NYMC) as an example. “NYMC, where we place a lot of students, is a national model program that offers the opportunity for students to learn the latest best practices for caring for Alzheimer’s patients.” Moreover, he noted, “Studying social work in New York gives students unparalleled exposure to diverse cultures and communities.”

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Todd Wilson
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