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


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



The University of Alabama School of Social Work is committed to making its web resources accessible to all users, and welcomes comments or suggestions on access improvements. If you are unable to access the contents of these documents, please contact (205) 348-7027 or