AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee

What is the AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee?

In the fall of 2011, AGE-SW received so many nominees for the role of student representative that we decided to capitalize on this interest and create the AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee.  Several of the Pre-Dissertation Award (PDA) Cohort Scholars from both Cohort I and II joined and new students continue to join.  The mission of the AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee is to engage and empower gerontological social work doctoral students as they transition through their training into academic positions.  The process of evolving from a student to a scholar is not an easy one, and this group allows for resource and experience sharing among students who are in different phases of this process.

The AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee continues to develop and grow with over 20 members and one Student Liaison, Dr. Karen Bullock, also a Board Member of AGE-SW.  We are represented by at least 13, institutions, including the University of Washington, University of Louisville, Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of California-Berkeley, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Washington University in St. Louis, Michigan State University, University of Pittsburgh,  The Ohio State University, University of Texas at Austin, Boston College, and the University at Buffalo. Please see our upcoming and past events listed on this site. In addition to these webinars and gatherings at the GSA and other conferences, AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee members share resources such as course syllabi, job postings, and tips for going on the market through a shared Dropbox. Joining the AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee is a great way to network with other gerontology students.

If you are a student who wants to join the AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee, complete the AGE-SE Doctoral Student Committee Membership Form or contact Cara Wallace with any questions (AGESW student co-representative 2012-2014)

AGE-SW is excited to offer gerontology-specific mentoring from national scholars to current AGE-SW members who are graduate students. The goal of the mentorship program is to connect students with gerontological social work scholars and practitioners. Mentors do not function as a second advisor or committee chair; rather, they seek to provide additional support to students. If you are seeking a mentor for particular tasks, we invite you to complete this form so that we can begin the matching process for you. Thank you! AGESW Mentorship Request Form

AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee Upcoming Events

The AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee will host two webinars during summer 2013. TBD

AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee Past Events as of October 2012

10-4-12: A webinar discussion with Dr. Toni Miles about social work and the Affordable Care Act. Toni Miles, M.D. Ph.D., directs the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. Her new book, Health Reform and Disparities: History, Hype, Hope, (Praeger, 2012) analyses the impact of the Affordable Care Act. In 2008-2009 she was a John Heinz Foundation/Health and Aging Policy Fellow working on health care reform legislation with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

11-15-12: GSA panel discussion: Demystifying the Job Market

04-30-13: Spring check in meeting

11-21-13: GSA panel discussion: Networking