Social Work students are encouraged to participate in job preparation and career success opportunities through the School of Social Work and the University.

The UA Career Center

Through the UA Career Center, students can seek help with career planning, resumes and developing job-search strategies. The Career Center also hosts career fairs, mock interviews and employer information sessions to connect students, alumni and employers.

Connect with the UA Career Center

Academic Year 2021-22: Career Coaching with Corbett and Colleagues

September 14, 22, 28 

Noon – 1:00 PM (Central)

Career Coaching Room

Facilitators: Becky S. Corbett* and Coach Corbett’s colleagues

Coaching Goals: Students will …

  • Commit to career excellence by intentionally taking action to enhance your Career Success Toolbox.
  • Receive group coaching and career consultation.
  • Interact with social work students and other professionals to strengthen leadership skills.
  • Expand professional network.
  • Learn about resources, such as Resume Development, LinkedIn profile, Salary Negotiation, Practice, Interviewing Questions, Job Search, Self-Care & Resiliency, and more.
  • Obtain accountability from Coach Corbett for moving your career forward.

 

SAVE-THE-DATE: ADD dates and Career Coaching Room to your calendar TODAY!

Career Coaching

October 12, 20, and 26

November 9 and 23

December 7 and 8

Noon-1:00 PM (Central)

 

Resume Boot Camp

Wednesday, October 6

Noon – 2:00 PM (Central)

 

LinkedIn Boot Camp

Wednesday, November 17

Noon – 1:00 PM (Central)

*Becky Schwartz Corbett, MSW, ACSW is a national speaker, trainer, and executive coach in intentional growth, leadership and career development, and time management and Producktivity®. She is author of The Bridge to Hope & Healing: 9 Principles to Guide You in a Moment of Crisis with 30 years of executive management experience. Coach Corbett is President & CEO of BSCorbett Consulting; a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers; Career Services Consultant for UASSW; and a John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Speaker, and Teacher. She is fiercely dedicated to inspiring people to lead and helping communities, organizations, and individuals move ideas to action.

Coach Corbett can be reached at beckycorbett@sw.ua.edu

Resources

Students may download/print for their Career Success Toolbox:

Resource: 5 Steps to a Successful Salary Negotiation
Resource: Tools for a Successful Job Search
Resource: Email Signature template
Resource: Resume template
Resource: Resume Action Verb List – Present Tense
Resource: Resume Action Verb List – Past Tense
Resource: Resume Action Verbs by Category – Present Tense
Resource: Resume Action Verbs by Category – Past Tense
Resource: Cover Letter structure
Resource: Resume Development Checklist
Resource: Interview Practice Questions
Resource: Interview Questions You May Ask Potential Employer
Resource: Interview Preparation Checklist
Resource: Interview Thank-You Note
Resource: References structure
Resource: State of Alabama Job Application Process

Web Resources

Resource: Social Work and Career Preparation Website Resources
Resource: School of Social Work Career Webpage
Resource: UA Career Center
Resource: LinkedIn and LinkedIn for Students
Resource: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – professional organization
Resource: Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) – licensure information
Resource: The New Social Worker® – the social work careers magazine

Resource: Tools for a Successful Job Search

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