SOCIAL WORK

What Our Graduates Say

"Dordt College's social work program provided me with a holistic, well-rounded framework with which to enter the world of social work. The professors were knowledgeable, well-versed, and came from a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. My fellow students are still some of my closest friends today. I felt very prepared as I earned my M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota and received a full scholarship. Most important, I feel like I am able to serve and walk alongside people in need. Thank you, Dordt, for your great preparation and teaching."

—Cassie (Lane) Zonnefeld, Class of 2006

"The classes offered give us an opportunity to focus on the aspect of social work we want to pursue, but they gave us experience in other areas as well. I loved where I was placed for my professional semester and was even offered a position there after I graduated!"

—Judy Schep, Class of 2007

"My job is fun, and not one day is the same! I have a lot of contact with patients, both over the phone and face to face. The job requires a solid knowledge of community resources, as well as flexibility, since patients come from different backgrounds and have a variety of needs. I use the social work skills I learned at Dordt every day–advocating for clients, serving as mediator between the client and other facilities, connecting clients to resources, and working with vulnerable populations."

—Jolene Hofman, Class of 2012