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Upcoming Professional Development Events

Spring 2017

Before, During and After the Interview
Tuesday, Jan. 31st, Room 300 - 12:15-1:45pm
In this session, Jacquelyn Gist, Assistant Director of Career Services, and a panel of recent graduates will go over interviewing experiences, share tips and respond to questions about the interview process.

Bringing It All Together:  Tips for Maximizing Your Career Day Experience
Monday, February 20th - 12:15-1:30pm Room 300
Annie Francis, Coordinator of Student Affairs, will offer a brief but intensive prep session to help students better prepare for their career day experience.  This session will cover career day logistics and etiquette in addition to answering any lingering questions students may have regarding resumes, cover letters and/or successful networking strategies. 

DP Networking Night
Tuesday, March 21st 5:30pm-8:00pm, 5th Floor Lounge
Join Direct Practice graduates to learn about their current work and hear about their initial job searches.  You will have an opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss your future with graduates. 

Negotiating Social Work Salaries and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
Tuesday, March 28th, 12:15pm - 1:45pm Room 300
Sharon Thomas, Assistant Dean for Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid, will offer current tips and strategies for salary negotiation and information on student loan forgiveness programs relevant to social work students.

CMPP Networking Night
Tuesday, March 28th 5:30pm-8:00pm, Location TBD
Meet Community, Management, and Policy Practice graduates to learn about their current work and steps they took in their initial job searches.  You will have an opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss your future with recent graduates.

North Carolina Licensure Process
Monday, April 10th; Room 300 12:15-1:30pm
Micki Lilly, Executive Director of NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, will be here to explain the process of obtaining social work certification and licensure in North Carolina as well as to answer other questions you may have about the licensure process.

Licensure Exam Preparation
Tuesday, April 18th, 12:15-1:30pm Room 300
Join us to become familiar with the social work licensure exam used in NC and other states.   Tanisha James, MSW and member of the NC Society for Clinical Social Work will provide information about the structure and content of the exam. Sample questions and testing tips will be shared during this session.


2017 Career Day
Monday, April 3, 2017
10:30am-1:30pm
Tate Turner Kuralt Building

Many agencies from North Carolina and beyond will be here to recruit MSW students.  Recruiters will share information about social work positions and their agencies.  Don’t miss this opportunity to explore social work career options with potential employers!



 

Fall 2016

Pathway to Effective Presentations
Tuesday, September 6 – 12:15-1:45pm – Room 300

Effective public speaking is an essential competency for social workers in all settings.  This workshop will help you design and deliver presentations that will engage your audience, promote your ideas, and increase your own comfort in speaking with groups.  Professors Josh Hinson and Lisa Zerden will co-facilitate this workshop.  *Please RSVP to Annie Francis at amfranci@email.unc.edu if you wish to attend. Only the first 50 participants will be able to attend.

Lunch with Macro and Direct Faculty
Tuesday September 20- 12:15pm-1:30pm – 5th Floor Lounge

Still unsure which concentration is best for you?  Need some additional clarity regarding the pros and cons of taking different courses next year?  Want to strengthen your connection with SSW faculty?  If so, join us for an informal brown-bag lunch with both direct and macro faculty to address these concerns and more. No RSVP required.

Crafting Your Resume and Cover Letter
Monday, October 10-12:15-1:15pm - Room 300

Join us to learn how to plan your job search and write a great resume and cover letter. Jacquelyn Gist, Assistant Director of Career Services at UNC-Chapel Hill, will facilitate the workshop.  Jacquelyn has an MSW degree and can speak directly to creating a MSW resume, cover letter and conducting a MSW job search.  No RSVP required.

Networking 101
Tuesday, November 1 - 12:15-1:30pm - Room 300

Networking is no longer an optional skill anymore in the social work field.  It’s a critical skill to master. It involves more than a simple exchange of business cards at a cocktail party, it’s about building relationships on the basis of trust that involves a give and take. If getting a head start on building or enhancing your network is of interest to you, please consider attending this workshop facilitated by Valarie Arendt, MSW of NASW to learn more about essential networking tips and how NASW can help you land your first post-MSW job.  No RSVP required.

Using Winter Break to Get Your Job Search Going
Monday November 14 - 12:15-1:45pm - Room 300

This workshop will help both direct practice and macro practice students plan how to use their winter break to begin their job search including tips on using social media effectively to search for jobs. Jacquelyn Gist, Assistant Director of Career Services at UNC-Chapel Hill, will facilitate the workshop.  No RSVP required.

Spring 2016

Before, During and After the Interview

February 2nd, 12:15-1:45pm
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

In this session, Jacquelyn Gist, Assistant Director of Career Services, and a panel of recent graduates will go over interviewing experiences, tips and respond to questions about the interview process.

Bringing It All Together:  Tips for Maximizing Your Career Day Experience

February 16th, 12:15-1:30pm
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

Annie Francis, Coordinator of Student Affairs, will offer a brief but intensive prep session to help students better prepare for their career day experience.  This session will cover career day logistics and etiquette in addition to answering any lingering questions students may have regarding resumes, cover letters and/or successful networking strategies. 

DP Networking Night

Tuesday, March 1st, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Join Direct Practice graduates to learn about their current work and hear about their initial job searches.  You will have an opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss your future with graduates.

CMPP Networking Night

Tuesday, March 29th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location TBD

Meet Community, Management, and Policy Practice graduates to learn about their current work and steps they took in their initial job searches.  You will have an opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss your future with recent graduates.

North Carolina Licensure Process

Tuesday, April 12th, 12:15-1:45pm
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

Micki Lilly, Executive Director of NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, will be here to explain the process of obtaining social work certification and licensure in North Carolina, as well as to answer other questions you may have about the licensure process.

Licensure Exam Preparation

Monday, April 18th, 12:15-1:30pm
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

Join Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried to become familiar with the social work licensure exam used in NC and other states. Information about the structure, content, sample questions and testing tips will be shared during this session.

 

Fall 2015

Pathway to Effective Presentations

Monday, September 28th, 12:15 – 1:45pm
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 101

Effective public speaking is an essential competency for social workers in all settings. This workshop will help you design and deliver presentations that will engage your audience, promote your ideas, and increase your own comfort in speaking with groups. Professors Josh Hinson and Lisa Zerden will co-facilitate this workshop.

*Please RSVP to Annie Francis at amfranci@email.unc.edu if you wish to attend. Only the first 50 participants will be able to attend. 

Crafting Your Resume and Cover Letter

Tuesday, September 29, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

Join us to learn how to plan your job search and write a great resume and cover letter. Jacquelyn Gist, Assistant Director of Career Services at UNC-Chapel Hill, will facilitate the workshop. Jacquelyn has an MSW degree and can speak directly to creating a MSW resume, cover letter and conducting a MSW job search. No RSVP required. 

Lunch with Macro and Direct Faculty

Tuesday, October 6, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • 5th Floor Lounge

Still unsure which concentration is best for you? Need some additional clarity regarding the pros and cons of taking different courses next year? Want to strengthen your connection with SSW faculty? If so, join us for an informal brown-bag lunch with both direct and macro faculty to address these concerns and more. No RSVP required. 

Networking 101

Monday, November 2, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

Networking is no longer an optional skill anymore in the social work field. It’s a critical skill to master. It involves more than a simple exchange of business cards at a cocktail party, it’s about building relationships on the basis of trust that involves a give and take. If getting a head start on building or enhancing your network is of interest to you, please consider attending this workshop facilitated by Valarie Arendt, MSW of NASW to learn more about essential networking tips and how NASW can help you land your first post-MSW job. No RSVP required.

The “Social” Social Worker: 10 Tools for Successful Networking (Handout)

Using Winter Break to Get Your Job Search Going

Monday, November 9, 12:15 – 1:45pm.
Tate-Turner-Kuralt • Room 300

This workshop will help both direct practice and macro practice students plan how to use their winter break to begin their job search including tips on using social media effectively to search for jobs. No RSVP required.

Top ten activities to progress your career development plans over winter break (handout).

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