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Editor's Note: A Degree of Opportunity
By Marianne Mallon
Social Work Today
Vol. 18 No. 5 P. 3

A social work degree is one with remarkable versatility, as this month's cover story describes. "Six Degrees of Social Work" explores how a group of social workers starting with the same core education landed in a wide range of professional points. The article traces the trajectories of six people who took diverse professional paths, from criminal justice to technology and across micro, mezzo, and macro systems.

A social work degree is one of opportunity and possibilities, capable of taking recipients in various directions, from nonprofit organizations to corporate settings. In fact, a recent article in Fast Company explained how corporations realizing the demand for work-life balance could benefit from hiring social workers to stay competitive.

Also in this issue of SWT is an important feature examining the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement five years later.

The author of the BLM feature describes strategies for social workers to help create change. While running for office and getting involved in advocacy and education are critical, perhaps the single most important and effective action we can all take is voting.

Exercising our right to vote is more valuable than ever before as we face the challenges of an unhealthy and acrimonious political climate. We hope you will do so and encourage those around you to do the same. Vote like your life and the lives of your clients depend on it, because they do.

Voting is social work! Here's how you can help: https://votingissocialwork.org.