Information for Students

Why you should join NASW as a Student Member


Get unparalleled access to your future colleagues from across the state and nation. NASW-MN hosts networking events in the Twin Cities and all parts of Minnesota throughout the year where you can meet other social workers, and start growing your professional contacts.


Meet other student and professional members via the MyNASW online community to share resources, information, and ideas about jobs, practice, and areas of interest.

Advance your career!

Join one of NASW-MN's committees or the Board of Directors to build your leadership skills. Take part in mentoring programs, get resume review support, and search our job directory to plan for your career after graduation.


Receive legislative alerts and stay updated on the latest policies affecting social workers and those we serve. Reach out to your legislators here in Minnesota and in Washington, DC to support the bills that impact our work.


Access millions of journal articles for your research papers, social justice and policy briefs to keep up-to-date on the most current information, and practice alerts to understand what's happening in the profession. You can also sign up for NASW's Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) that focus on issues, policies, and trends affecting social work practice in numerous areas, such as school social work, and economic justice. Plus, SPS offers FREE webinars for Continuing Education credit!

Save money!

Receive discounts on all NASW events, trainings, and merchandise. Use the Savi Student Loan tool to plan for loan repayment after graduation.

Did you know...?

Membership is 2-in-1!

When you join NASW, you automatically become a member of Minnesota's state chapter and the National Chapter. Your dual membership affords you resources on both the National and State levels, including newsletters, advocacy, and websites packed with resources.

Membership shows your investment in social work!

When you're a member of NASW, it means you've invested in your profession. Represent this investment with pride! Put your NASW membership on your resume and tell people what it means to be a part of your professional association: that you believe in a strong and united social work voice in Minnesota, and nationally - and have given your support to making it happen.

Renew annually and save as you start your career!

When you maintain continuous membership by renewing annually, you receive a transitional rate after graduation. This means that when you keep up your membership, you'll have a lower membership price for the first two years (for BSW Student Members) or three years (for MSW Student Members) after graduation. Whoa!