Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff Directory

Sylvia Corcoran LCSW, CADC, MCEd.

Title/s: Internship Coordinator

Office #: Maguire Hall 552

Phone: 312.915.7638


Mission in Action

I am invested in supporting adult learners to develop and cultivate their skills. Field education is the place where adult learners assume responsibility for their learning and recognize the value of their engagement. Given that the first level field placement is a generalist placement, students often have the misconception that if the placement isn’t “ideal” or is “uncomfortable” then the placement is of little value to them and that no learning can take place.  I am deeply committed to dismantling this notion and strive to support students to navigate the discomfort that often accompanies growth. Students can learn just as much from an internship experience that they love as well as from one in which they are challenged.