Our School’s Office of Student Affairs offers free workshops to help our students and graduates manage their careers. These lunchtime workshops feature presentations by experts in a casual setting. (Bring your lunch, and feel free to ask questions!)
Most workshops are scheduled 12:15-1:30 p.m. in Tate-Turner-Kuralt Room 300, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. Academic & Student Services maintains a Sakai site with additional information for current students.
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all MSW professional development workshops are currently virtual. Please refer to emails from the Office of Student Affairs for instructions on accessing these workshops via Zoom. Recordings of these workshops will be available on the Sakai site.
Fall 2020 Workshops
Tuesday, Sept. 8 — 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Self-Care: How to Eliminate Zoom Burnout
Healthy social work practice tells us that self-care is necessary. However, sometimes the last person social workers nurture is themselves! Learn tangible self-care strategies to aid you in your MSW studies as well as your work as a social work practitioner.
Presenter: Christine Crowther, UNC CAPS
Tuesday, Sept. 22 — 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Finances 101: Managing Debt and Credit during Graduate School and COVID-19
Do you have questions about managing your finances while in graduate school? Has COVID-19 affected your financial plan? This workshop will provide insights and strategies to address topics including managing credit and student loans, personal budgeting, savings, investing, and retirement plans.
Presenter: Eddie Naylor, First Citizens Bank
Thursday, Sept. 14 — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Networking Happy Hour: Direct Practice Alumni
Join SSW graduates working in direct practice for a night of networking and learning about the job search after graduation. Alumni will share their experiences in the professional world and answer questions you have regarding your own job search.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 — 12:15-1:30 p.m.
How to Build Your Own Private Practice
Have you been thinking about the intricate details of private practice after graduation but aren’t sure where to start? This workshop will provide resources for how to start a private practice, costs associated with starting, intro to private pay versus insurance-based practices, and licensing requirements. We will also discuss how to manage self-care while in private practice and discuss the pros and cons of entrepreneurial social work.
Presenter: Alexis Overstreet, LCSW, LCAS, owner, Metaspace Counseling
Tuesday, Oct. 20 — 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Is Serving on a Nonprofit Board for Me?
Have you ever wondered the steps to take to be involved with a nonprofit board? Boards are a great way to share your time and talent with an organization or cause that you value. This workshop will provide you with insight into the process of selecting a board, expectations of board members, and how to balance board commitments with your career. This workshop is a collaboration between Academic and Student Affairs and the School’s development office.
Thursday, Oct. 29 — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Networking Happy Hour: CMPP Alumni
Join SSW graduates working in macro practice for a night of networking and learning about the job search after graduation. Alumni will share their experiences in the professional world and answer questions you have regarding your own job search.
Monday, Nov. 2 — 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Preparing for Your Job Search During and Post COVID-19
This workshop will help MSW students plan how to use their winter break to begin their job search with tips on using social media such as LinkedIn effectively to search for jobs.
Presenter: Jacquelyn Gist, assistant director, UNC Career Services
Monique Tuset, Student Affairs Coordinator, 919-843-9227