Jenn O'Neil, Program Manager, Master of Social Work Program at UNE Online

Program Manager Spotlight: Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW – Social Work Program

Jennifer O’Neil, MSW, LCSW, is the Program Manager for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online.  We spoke to her about the program, how she came to the field of social work, and her thoughts on preparing students for life after graduation. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and…

5 cross cutting skills in social work

Five cross-cutting social work abilities that put you ahead

Transferrable Social Work Skills Earning your MSW prepares you with a set of in-demand skills and social work abilities that nearly every organization needs, and puts you in an exclusive pool of candidates, opening a world of career possibilities. With these adaptable skills, you’re more than hirable – you’re invaluable. Government relations personnel are hired…

Whitney Hutchinson. MSW Student Support Specialist

Meet our Team: Whitney Hutchinson

Meet Whitney Hutchinson, a Student Support Specialist II for the Master of Social Work degree program. Whitney joined UNE Online in March of 2016 and has a background in counseling and higher education. Whitney earned her M.S. in Counseling from the University of Southern Maine and holds National Certified Counselor (NCC) credentials. She is passionate…

MSW Careers

Careers in Social Work: Now is the Time to Earn an MSW

Now is the time to earn an MSW. The future is bright for Social Workers, as the field of social work evolves to accommodate the ever-changing needs of vulnerable populations. Political turbulence, climate disasters, widening class divides, an increasing emphasis on mental health—these have all combined to open and solidify, a promising job market for…

Mollie Kaubrys, MSW Enrollment Counselor at UNE Online

Meet our Team: Mollie Kaubrys

Meet Mollie Kaubrys, an Enrollment Counselor for the Master of Social Work degree program. Mollie joined UNE in the spring of 2017 and has a background in higher education and a degree in International Studies from American University. At UNE Online, students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every…

Social Work and Human Trafficking

Social Work and Human Trafficking – Spotting the Signs, Ending the Crisis in the United States

Social work and human trafficking are linked in that social workers have a unique and valuable role in the fight against human trafficking, helping victims and fostering a greater understanding around the issue. Victims of human trafficking A 15-year-old runaway in a rural roadside motel. A middle-aged man picking tomatoes in a Georgia field. A…

help for sex trafficking

Social Workers Help with Independence and Reintegration after Abuse

What are the next steps after sex trafficking or domestic violence? Social workers help people regain their independence and reintegrate into society after escaping domestic violence or sex trafficking. How social workers help those who’ve escaped domestic violence or sex trafficking make the transition and heal For people who have experienced sex trafficking or domestic…

Christine Rogerson LCSW

Faculty Spotlight: Christine Rogerson, LCSW – Social Work Program

Christine Rogerson, LCSW, is the Practicum Coordinator for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Maine and went on to earn her Master of Social Work right here at the University of New England. Prior to teaching at UNE, Christine spent several…

Mary White, LCSW and Field Planner and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online.

Faculty Spotlight: Mary White, LCSW – Social Work Program

Mary White, LCSW, is a Field Planner and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. She graduated with a BA in Behavioral Science from the University of Maine in Presque Isle and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Maine at Orono. For 18 years Mary…

Master of Social Work fieldwork

The MSW Fieldwork Experience at UNE Online

Field experience is at the heart of any social work education. The field of social work is one of interaction, and the fieldwork experience is where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in order to tackle challenges they’ll only encounter outside of the classroom. It enables students to explore different settings, issues, and…