UNC School of Social Work is planning two big changes for its annual Career Day event: For 2021, the event will become a Career Week, and all activities will be online March 22–26.
Traditionally, the networking event has been hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Master of Social Work students here and for Bachelor of Social Work students from other colleges and universities within the state. In past years, the event has included an in-person career fair as well as workshops, a luncheon, and other activities.
“Pivoting this major event to a virtual space has been a fun learning experience for us,” said Monique Tuset, coordinator for Academic & Student Affairs at UNC School of Social Work.
“Career Week will be a great opportunity for our MSW students to get their job search going and network with agencies in our area,” she added.
Each day, the School will feature different fields of social work, Tuset said:
- Monday, March 22 — child welfare
- Tuesday, March 23 — macro practice
- Wednesday, March 24 — healthcare and aging
- Thursday, March 25 —mental health (children and adults); substance use
- Friday, March 26 — schools; intellectual and developmental disabilities
Panels of agency representatives will share information about their employment needs, tips for the recruitment process, and trends in the fields, via Zoom. Following these presentations, students will be able to meet individually with these representatives in Zoom-based breakout rooms.
“I am grateful that almost 40 agencies will join us during Career Week and I’m hopeful that our students will make great connections that will lead to future employment,” Tuset said.
Students must register in advance to receive information about accessing Career Week events via Zoom. Registration details have been sent to eligible MSW students. If you have questions about this event, please contact Monique Tuset.
UNC School of Social Work thanks the agencies that are planning to participate in Career Week. Some of these agencies have several different units participating, each with its own representative:
Carolina Sexual Wellness Center
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Child Family Services Agency
Community Based Care
Durham County Department of Social Services
Durham VA Health Care System
Freedom House Recovery Center
Guilford County Department of Social Services
Haven House Services
Hope Renovations trades training program
Nash County Department of Social Services
NC Department of Public Safety, Prisons
North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Piedmont Health Services
Pitt County Department of Social Services
Ralph Scott Lifeservices
Randolph County Department of Social Services
Structured Family Interventions LLC
UNC Family Medicine
Upward Change Health Services
Wake County Department of Social Services
Wake County Public School System
Wilson County Department of Social Services