The Undergraduate Social Work Program was invited to the New Jersey Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Northern Regional State Conference on January 12, 2019, at Passaic County Vocational Technical School. HOSA is an organization for secondary and postsecondary/collegiate career and technical education students enrolled in health science (and pre-technical health science) or biomedical science education programs, or for students who are planning to pursue a health career. HOSA was officially founded in November 1976 and comprises state associations organized under the auspices of the appropriate state education agency or other approved institution. Local HOSA chapters provide programs and activities to help individuals develop their physical, mental and social well-being. Members strengthen their leadership and citizenship abilities through interaction with professional, business and other student organizations. HOSA members have the opportunity to share experiences with other people involved in the health professions. Members build confidence in their own ability to develop skills that will lead to successful employment in the field of health. The mission of New Jersey HOSA is to empower young leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.
Mary Landriau, Faculty Associate and Field Director of the Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program, represented Seton Hall University at this all day event, providing information about the social work profession and employment in health care, specifically. She met and interacted with over 700 aspiring health care students, many of whom were interested in pursuing their education at Seton Hall University. This wonderful networking event exposed potential Seton Hall students to the academic excellence and role of Seton Hall University in training the next generation of health care professionals.
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