Each quarter the Graduate School of Social Work hosts a number of career-development workshops. Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops will take place from 11am-11:50am in Craig Hall, 2148 South High Street, on the University of Denver campus.
For information about any of the workshops, please contact Lisa Ingarfield, Director of Student and Career Development, 303-871-3841.
All workshops are held 11-11:50am unless otherwise stated.
Spring QUARTER WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, April 1, 10am-2:30pm, Various GSSW Locations: Mock Interviews
Join Career Advisers for 25 minute time slots (pre-registration required) to practice your interview skills. Each 25 minute session will include some general tips, a "mock interview" that will be recorded, and then a review of the video with the career adviser. Students will get to keep their video recorded interview. To register click here: http://gssw.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5gykWHWddCcrTut. First come, first served for sign up. There will be a wait list. Deadline to register is March 12th.
Monday, April 7 (Room 448)
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society presents an informational workshop on an issue related to social work and psychoanalysis. More details to come.
Tuesday, April 8 & Thursday, April 10 (Room 248): Colorado Society for Clinical Social Workers Spring Lunch and Learn
Join CSCSW for a session on DBT. More Details TBD.
Monday, April 14 & Thursday April 17 (Room 448): Navigating a Career Fair
One week ahead of DU's Non-Profit and Governmental Career Fair, we are partnering with Graduate Career Services to equip you with the skills and knowledge to get the most out of the career fair. Career fairs are often intimidating but you can succeed with the right tools. Join us to learn how to maximize your time and connections.
Monday, April 21 (Room 448): Social Work Licensure A to Z
Join NASW representatives to learn about the process for gaining licensure in Colorado and get common questions answered. How many hours do I need? When should I apply? What hours will count? What does the new continuing professional development requirement mean? NASW speakers will also talk about the benefits of NASW membership.
Tuesday, April 22 (Room 448): Learn How Linked In Can Help YOU Find a Job!
In today's workforce, having a LinkedIn account is a must regardless of industry or employment status. LinkedIn is your personal, real-time Rolodex, allowing you to track your network across their career rather than clinging to a static, easily misplaced business card. Furthermore, LinkedIn allows you to visualize the connection between you and your dream job by illuminating your network's reach and providing access to 200 million searchable professionals whom you can directly reach out to for career related advice. Learn LinkedIn now and save yourself the misery of hit or miss networking events and endless resume submissions.
Wednesday, April 23, 2-5pm, Gates Field House: Non-Profit and Government Career Fair
Network with employers and alumni, learn more about local and national non-profit and government organizations and industry hiring trends, and find job opportunities at this career fair run by DU's Career Services.
Monday, April 28 & Tuesday May 6 (Room 448): Overview of the Job Search Process
If you have not already done so, then now is the time to start preparing. Time is running away and before you know it you will be at graduation. Planning ahead to your job search is going to enhance exponentially your chances of getting a job more quickly than those who do not plan. We are offering this workshop twice because of its importance and the proximity to graduation. Please join us to learn how to make yourself stand out and how to strategically engage in a successful job search.
Tuesday, April 29, 11-11:50am (Room 448): How to Plan for Loan Repayment
Join the Office of Graduate Financial Aid for a presentation on repayment and forgiveness options for federal student loans. Not only will it cover standard repayment, it will also discuss income-driven repayment plans and the non-profit loan forgiveness program. The presentation also includes important loan resources.
Monday, May 5 (Room 448): Continuing Professional Development Requirements for Licensure
DORA recently changed the requirements for LCSW's to renew their licenses. LCSWs are now required to engage in continuing professional development activities (40 hours over 2 years). This is a complicated process that can feel difficult to understand. Join NASW representatives who will take you through the requirements step by step so you feel better prepared to meet DORA's requirements once licensed.
Tuesday, May 13 (Room 448): The Art of Salary Negotiation
Great! So you have a job offer, and now you enter negotiations with the employer. What should you do, what should you say? You don't want to sound greedy or pushy, right? No! But that doesn't mean you cannot negotiate. Here is when your advocacy skills should be applied to yourself. There are many strategies to a successful negotiation as well as salary websites you can visit to learn about average salaries for your position. Attend this workshop to get the basics on successful salary negotiations.
Friday, May 16 (Room 448): Professional Networking for the Summer: Maximize Your "Off" Time
Foundation year students! The summer is a time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, right? Yes it is and many of you will also be working, interning and maybe even traveling. The summer months are a prime time where you have more time to invest in building your professional networks in preparation for your job search. You may think it is too early to start thinking about your career but we assure you it is not! Join us for this interactive session to pick up some skills before the summer months.
Monday, May 26 (Room 448): Tips for a Great Resume!
It's week 10 and hopefully you have been working on your resume! If not, or if you have last minute questions, now is definitely the time to make room for this workshop in your schedule (especially for those graduating)! Employers will take between 30-75 seconds to look over your resume, so how do you make yours stand out from the 100s of other applicants? Join Carly Einstein from Graduate Career Services to learn the dos and don'ts of resume writing as you prepare to graduate from GSSW. It is never too early to get that resume polished.
You can view the professional networking, loan repayment, and LCSW process workshops on the GSSW Student Resource Portfolio.
Graduate Career Services also offers a number of career related workshops throughout the year. To view their schedule visit their website.