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Professional Development Events

 Date: 01/26/2015

January 26, 2015, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 500
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.

 Date: 02/10/2015

February 10, 2015, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 300
Attend this workshop to learn more about effective networking strategies and how to maintain and develop your new network.

 Date: 02/23/2015

February 23, 2015, 5:30pm - 8pm
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.

 Date: 02/24/2015

February 24, 2015, 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Room 300
Valerie Arendt, Associate Executive Director of the NASW-NC Chapter will discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining your network throughout your career. Annie Francis, Coordinator of Student Affairs, will briefly cover career day logistics and answer any lingering questions students may have regarding resumes and/or successful networking strategies.

 Date: 03/24/2015

March 24, 2015, 5:30pm - 8pm
1st floor lobby
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.

 Date: 03/24/2015

March 24, 2015, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 300
Aesha Greene, Assistant Director of UNC-CH Scholarships and Student Aid, will answer many common questions and concerns about student loan repayment. Sharon Thomas, Assistant Dean for Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid will offer current tips and strategies to negotiating your ideal salary.

 Date: 04/06/2015

April 6, 2015, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
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 answer other questions you may have about the licensure process.

 Date: 04/07/2015

April 7, 2015, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Join Dr. Kim Strom-gottfried to become familiar with the social work licensure exam used in NC and other states. Information about structure, content, sample questions and testing tips will be shared during this session.

 Date: 04/13/2015

April 13, 2015, 10:30am - 1:30pm
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 the opportunity to explore social work career options with potential employers and get a head start on building your network.

 Date: 04/20/2015

April 20, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Who Should Attend? MSW students and LCSWAs


Kathy Boyd, ACSW, CMSW, Executive Director of NC Chapter of NASW
Miki Jaeger, MSW, LCSW, Supervisor of the Wake Site MHSA Care Coordination Team, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Tim Brooks, MSW, LCSW, Co-Owner / Clinical Director of Carolina Outreach Grayson Nichols, MSW, LCSW, CPCC

Preparing to start a career in Clinical Social Work can be overwhelming. Feedback from recent MSW graduates has highlighted how stressful the transition from school to workforce can be without proper knowledge regarding how to get started on a Clinical Track career. From “what do I need to do to get my license?” to “where do I begin looking for a job?” can be just the beginning of navigating through many important practical realities.

The "Nuts and Bolts" workshop has been created to help students and LCSW-As have a foundational compass to get started. During the free two hour training four selected panelists will provide information on topics such as:

  • how does current mental health policy impact getting jobs as Licensed Clinical Social Work Associates?
  • insight into acquiring jobs through private and public agencies.
  • when is it a good time to take my licensure exam.
  • mentoring and networking.
  • as well as what does it take to create a private practice.

Each panelist will have an allotted time to answer questions during the workshop.


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 Date: 09/28/2015

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 if you wish to attend. Only the first 50 participants will be able to attend.


 Date: 09/29/2015

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.

 Date: 10/06/2015

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.

 Date: 11/02/2015

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)

 Date: 11/09/2015

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).