Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium

The Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium remains committed to supporting and providing continuing learning to graduate social workers as they enter the geriatric workforce following graduation. GSWEC offers professionals the opportunity to participate in its Alumni Association, educational activities and social gatherings, including social media platforms such as LinkedIn, and through the NEW Stay Connected Alumni Program. Alumni can also view current job postings on the GSWEC Stay Connected webpage.

GSWEC Alumni Association

The GSWEC Alumni Association exists to promote leadership in aging and maintain a lifelong, active relationship between working professionals in the field of aging. The Alumni Association is fueled by the Alumni Sub Committee that meets regularly throughout the year to promote Alumni engagement. The sub-committee is responsible for organizing alumni events and building Alumni membership.

Educational Activities and Social Gatherings

The GSWEC Alumni Association sponsors regular virtual or in-person educational events and social gatherings for Alumni throughout the year. To learn about current events planned, please view the Alumni Activities page.

Stay Connected Alumni Mentor Program

The Stay Connected GSWEC Alumni Mentor Program launched in late 2021 to provide ongoing guidance and support by tenured geriatric social work professionals to graduate social work students and new professionals entering the aging field. The program is short term and goal-based to aid in development of core clinical, administrative and leadership skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

Alumni interested in actively participating in the Stay Connected Program may contact Kristen Tachiki at



  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of experience in a core mentorship/ leadership topic area or in a leadership position
  • Are able to maintain professional/ethical boundaries as established by the NASW code of ethics
  • Must maintain GSWEC alumni membership for duration of program
  • Agree to participate in a pre/post program survey


  • GSWEC Graduate social work student or new professional less than 5 years post-graduation
  • Must be able to maintain professional/ethical boundaries as established by NASW
  • Agree to develop a project or goal to focus the mentoring relationship.
  • Agree to participate in a pre/post program survey

Application and Matching Process

Apply for the mentorship program by clicking here. The Mentorship Committee will review applications and make appropriate matches based on areas of interest and skill. Participants will be notified via email of the match and provided with needed tools.

Duration of the Program

Participants are requested to commit to a six-month partnership with a minimum of one session per month. The Mentorship Committee highly encourages interactive sessions using phone or electronic technology, which could include video conference (Skype or FaceTime or ZOOM) and in-person meetings if geographically feasible.

NOTE: Applications for mentors and mentees will be accepted on an ongoing/rolling basis to match folks throughout the year

The Mentor/Mentee relationship is non-evaluative and is not meant to serve as clinical supervision or consultation.