The field education experience provides the forum for hands on learning. This is where the student becomes socialized into the profession. Our field education program has been developed based on the criteria set forth by the Council on Social Work Education. The competencies that the student acquires are the evidence of success of the program. Rutgers offers field placements throughout NJ and expands regionally to New York and Pennsylvania and globally to many countries around the world. The vast assortment of agencies provide opportunity for the student to explore many areas of interest including child welfare, corrections, housing , LGBT issues, community development, domestic violence, crisis intervention, mental health, aging, substance abuse, addictions, healthcare, homelessness and others. Field placements represent human services across the lifespan from child development to geriatrics. The field placements provide opportunities in direct clinical practice and non-profit and public management. Our field education faculty and liaisons bring years of experience to the training of our students to assure that each student has support and a quality experience. The field placement provides the entry into the world of endless possibilities in the profession of Social Work.