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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.


The Baggage We Bring to Social Work – Wednesday 1st October, 6:30-8:30pm, Location TBD

Each year, the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work provides professional development opportunities for DU MSW students. The first of these sessions is hosted by CSCSW member and former GSSW Clinical Faculty member, Carol Ivanoff, LCSW. The session will engage students in this important topic to learn how our baggage can impact our success in the field.

Navigating Strange Waters: Social Workers in Non-Traditional Interdisciplinary Settings - Monday 6th October, 11-11:50am, Craig Hall 448

This panel will offer insights from experienced social workers employed in several non-traditional "host" settings, in which social workers collaborate and consult more with professionals from other disciplines than with other social workers. These professional settings may include the school setting, the health and medical setting, the legal and criminal justice setting, and the activism and policy setting, where social workers are called on to offer their unique perspective and skill set alongside teachers and administrators, doctors and nurses, attorneys and correctional officers, and politicians and organizers, many of whom may not understand the basics about the social work field. Entry-level social workers often find these host settings to be particularly challenging, complicated, isolating, and impenetrable, though work in these areas is increasingly available and significant, and offers innumerable career benefits to the developing social worker. This workshop would be especially helpful for a variety of future social workers considering a future in any of these settings, and will include a discussion of educating other professionals about our role, asserting and maintaining a social work identity, and managing ethical dilemmas.

Understanding the CAC License - Tuesday 7th October, 11-11:50am, Craig Hall 448

Join Mita Johnson from the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals Executive Committee to learn about how to pursue your Certified Addictions Counselor license. This is an important license process to know about if you want to work with addictions once you graduate.

Planning Your Second Year – Monday 13th October, 11-11:50am, Craig Hall 448

You are half way through your first quarter of your final year. Things are flying by and soon enough you will be preparing to graduate. Don’t let your final year pass you by. Attend this workshop to learn how best to strategize and plan your year so you can be best prepared for the job search when the Spring rolls around. The job search can be a long process, so it is not too early to start thinking about how best to prepare and what you need to do to get ready.

Professional Networking  - Tuesday 21st October, 11-11:50am, Craig Hall 448

Networking can be scary and sometimes it is the last thing you want to do. However, networking is such a great professional tool as you think forward to June and your graduation. Now is a great time to build your professional connections and grow existing relationships. Learn some strategies at this workshop with Carly Einstein from Graduate Studies Career Services.

Learn How Linked In Can Help YOU Find a Job! - Tuesday, 28th October, 11-11:50am, Craig Hall, 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 static, easily misplaced business cards. Learn LinkedIn now and save yourself the misery of hit or miss networking events and endless resume submissions.


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.