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Career Development Workshops

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.


Practice Interview Days for Concentration Year Students, Tuesday, March 31st and Monday, April 6th, multiple locations

In preparation for your job search we are offering an opportunity for you to practice your interview skills! Pre-sign up required. 

Learn How Linked In Can Help YOU Find a Job! Tuesday, April 7th, rm 448

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. Learn LinkedIn now and save yourself the misery of hit or miss networking events and endless resume submissions.

Navigating a Career Fair! Monday, April 13th, Rm 448

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.

Alumni in Leadership Panel - How to Get Hired, Tuesday, April 14th, Rm 448

Network with several prominent alums in executive positions who have responsibility for hiring in their various agencies. Learn how to stand out in the hiring process, what they look for in candidates, and how they conduct their searches. This is a great opportunity to learn about the career search process from the folks who do the hiring! Agencies featured include: Children's Hospital, Denver Urban Scholars, Mental Health Center of Denver, Alzheimer's Association, Behavioral Treatment Services, CU Denver ARTS.

Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work Student Salon, Wednesday, April 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

Want to learn more about Animal-Assisted Therapy in clinical practice? Please join us for a FREE presentation on Animal Assisted Therapy presented by Elena Davis, LCSW

This Student Salon Event is hosted by the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW) and a great chance to mingle and network with students and professionals

For more information, location details, and to RSVP, please contact Space is limited!

Social Work Licensure A to Z, Tuesday, April 21st, rm 448

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.

Career Connections Networking Luncheon , Wednesday, April 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm, Driscoll Student Center

Join employers from a number of Denver Metro social work agencies to network in a more intimate setting. This is a formal event, please dress appropriately and treat it as an opportunity to make your mark! RSVP is required. More details to come over email in the Spring quarter.

Non-Profit and Governmental Career Fair, Wednesday, April 22nd, 2pm-5pm, Driscoll Student Center Ballroom

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.

How to Plan for Loan Repayment, Monday April 27th, rm 448

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 non-profit loan forgiveness program. The presentation also includes important loan resources.

Overview of the Job Search Process, Tuesday, April 28th and Monday, May 4th, 11-11:50am, rm 448

If you have not already done so, then now is the time to start preparing. Time is running out and before you know it you will be at graduation. Planning ahead to your job search is going to exponentially enhance 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. 

The Art of Salary Negotiation, Tuesday, May 12th, rm 448

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. 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.

Resume Review Drop In, Monday, May 18th, Craig Hall Lobby

As the quarter draws to a close, get some last minute tips for your resume. Bring your resume to this session for a quick review so you can be prepared to start applying for jobs. GSSW's Director of Student and Career Development and the Office Graduate Studies Assistant Director of Career Services will be available for quick consults on your resume during your lunch hour today. No appointment necessary, just show up. Consults will be 5-10 minutes each.

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.