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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.


Beyond Loan Repayment: Financial Planning for the New Graduate

Monday, February 1st,  Craig Hall, room 348 

Given any thought to your finances after graduation? Feel that anxiety creeping in? Come to this fun workshop to learn some basic rules of thumb about how to start your career on a sound financial path. Pat Bill is an experienced Certified Financial Planner © who loves talking with people about how to manage their finances in order to lead happy, productive lives.  This session goes beyond loan repayment (another session on loans specifically will be held in the Spring) and provides information on setting yourself up for financial success more broadly. 

For Foundation Students: Navigate a Career/Internship Fair with Confidence

Thursday, February 4th,  Craig Hall, room 348

Your Field Fair is coming up on February 10th as well as the Non-Profit Career Fair in April. This workshop is designed to equip you with the skills to enter these spaces with confidence, assist you with your elevator pitch, and guide you on the best ways to engage with prospective field internship sites (or places of employment). It will also provide a variety of other "tips" related to navigating a career or internship fair as we know it can sometimes feel overwhelming. NOTE: The GSSW Field Education Department will also be hosting information sessions on navigating the Field Fair. Tentative dates are: 1/21 and 1/22. More details will be sent over email in early January.

Resume Drop In

Friday, February 5th, 11-12:15pm, Craig Hall Lobby

If you don’t have time to attend a workshop on resumes or make an appointment with Career Services, use this time to drop by and have a career adviser give your resume a quick look over. First come first served. Please bring a hard copy.

Social Work Licensure A to Z

Tuesday, February 9th, Craig Hall, room 348

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.

Concentration Conundrums

Thursday, February 18th, Craig Hall Community Room

As you begin to think about the various concentrations available to you as you approach your concentration year, we have invited eight 2015 graduates to share their experiences with the concentrations and how their training has helped them in their first job out of graduate school. Join us to learn from those who came before you to ensure you have the best information possible to make your choice.

RSVP is required for this event. Watch your email for sign up information.

Tips for a Great Resume

Monday, February 22nd, Craig Hall, room 348

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 us 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.

Overview of Your Job Search: Where to Start?

Tuesday, February 23rd, Craig Hall, room 348

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. Join us to learn about key strategies to assist you in your search.

Social Work Industry Dinner

Tuesday, February 23rd, 6-8:30pm, Craig Hall Community Room

GSSW Alumni Engagement, GSSW Career Development, and DU Alumni Relations is hosting a Social Work Industry Dinner for social work students! These dinners provide the opportunity for 20-30 students to have a small and intimate dinner with 5-10 alumni who used their University of Denver social work education to explore mental health (and related) careers.  The event includes dinner and follows a format allowing each student to interact with numerous alumni in attendance. This is a free event and open to all social work students. Space is limited and an RSVP application is required


Check out GSSW Career Development's Pinterest page and its Career Blog!  

You can view the professional networking, loan repayment, and LCSW process workshops as well as videoed workshops and many other career resources on the GSSW Student Resource Portfolio. 

Career Services also offers a number of career related workshops throughout the year. To view their schedule, visit their website.