AGE-SW Doctoral Student Committee

Welcome to the Student Nook! This space serves as a resource for student members of AGESW.

Why become a student member?

The benefits of being a an AGESW student member include access to:

  • Print and/or electronic copies of the organization’s publication the Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW). The JGSW is distributed in 8 issues per year and often includes special issues or featured topics.
  • Access to mentorship by AGESW members. If you are a current student member interested in finding a mentor in the field of social work who shares your interests, complete the AGESW Mentorship Request Form.
  • An invitation to our annual gatherings. Each fall AGESW hosts an annual reception at the Geronotological Society of America (GSA) Scientific Meeting. The reception includes the announcement of organizational awards, a book raffle, lots of food, and plenty of networking opportunities!
  • Opportunities to gain community service experience by serving on our AGESW committees. This organization relies on the dedicated work of many volunteers to maintain our newsletter, social media, and host annual events. As a student member, gain experience and mentorship through joining one of our many committees.
  • Online educational resources. Each spring, AGESW hosts a spring webinar that can be accessed by all student members. Topics covered in the webinar will vary each year depending on the interests of current members. Recent topics include publishing in peer-reviewed journals, preparing for the dissertation, going on the job market, etc.
  • Follow AGESW on different social media platforms. These platforms offer Information, opportunities, resources, and networking opportunities.
  • Student Workspace Virtual Meeting. The AGESW Student Workspace is a weekly virtual meeting were AGESW students can work on writing or other academic projects in a supportive community. All AGESW student members are welcome to attend. Whether you are working on a course paper or presentation, gathering literature for a manuscript, reading articles for your dissertation, or outlining a conceptual framework, this workspace is for you. The AGESW Student Workspace is a great way to progress on your current project goals, share and learn about writing and research resources, and connect with other AGESW students. Feel free to join anytime and however long you can.
    Thursday via Zoom from 12:30 – 1:45 pm, eastern time.
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Gain access to these benefits and become a part of our community by registering as a student member now! 

If you have any questions or comments about AGESW or student memberships, feel free to contact Cherrie Park ( ) and Rujeko Machinga (, the two student representatives on the AGESW board of directors.