The Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) uses a platform called Sonia that includes Field Placement research and matching capabilities and concurrent Field course assignments and placement evaluation tools.
While at GSSWSR, you will use Sonia to view and complete field forms and assignments, including the final field evaluation (completed by the Field Instructor in consultation with student). During your Field Placement, Sonia will also be the primary platform for communication between you, your Field Instructor, Field Liaison, and the Field Education Office Staff.
Sonia Log In
The log in page for Sonia may be accessed here.
Field Agency Contact/Field Instructor/Field Liaison Instructions for Sonia
Please use the links below to view instructions for navigating Sonia.
Please use the links below to view instructions for navigating Sonia to complete the tasks assigned to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What (or Who?) is Sonia?
Sonia is a comprehensive data management system that allows students to be active online participants in multiple areas of their MSS field experience including: search and preference of available field placements, field course assignments and communication with school (Field Liaison) and agency (Field Instructor). Sonia is not the name of a person, but rather an acronym for “School of Nursing in Australia” where this system was first developed.
Is Sonia available on Macs, PCs and Tablets?
Sonia is a web-based product that is accessible to Mac, iPad, and PC users. Sonia is supported on tablets and mobile cellular devices as long as a reliable internet connection can be obtained. Sonia is supported on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Please ensure you are using the current version of your web browser.
Is the system secure and confidential?
Yes, Sonia is secure and confidential. Only Field Education staff will have access to your field information. Assignments will be shared among student, Field Instructor, and Field Liaison, as required.
What is my Sonia username and password?
Your Sonia username is your Bryn Mawr email address. You create your own password through a secure link sent to you by the GSSWSR Field Education Office.
How does my Field Instructor log on to Sonia?
Your Field Instructor will get a unique login to allow access to Sonia. This will allow your Field Instructor to view the learning agreement, complete your field evaluation, and view other field related documents. If you change field placements, your new Field Instructor will not have access to any data recorded from your former field supervisor.
Who do I contact if I have a general or technical question about Sonia?
610-520-2605 or -2601
Susannah Sinclair, Program Coordinator