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

Social Work Career Services

The School of Social Work Career Services Program offers a wide variety of resources and services to help students achieve their career goals. Social Work Career Services include:

MSW Orientation

January 3, 2020

Career Coaching with Corbett

The initial hour of each session will highlight career growth and development topics from professional networking, to resumes and LinkedIn, to interview preparation and job search, to leadership and supervision, to applying the NASW Code of Ethics in a professional setting, and more. Students are encouraged and expected to bring their career coaching questions to each session.

Group Sessions via Zoom
Thursday, September 19: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, October 15: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, November 14: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, December 10: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

Zoom Room: https://uasystem.zoom.us/j/2548470758 or Telephone Number: (646) 558-8656 and Meeting ID: 254 847 0758
Highly successful students participate with a Webcam and Internet connection. Driving is not allowed during sessions.

1-1 Coaching and Email Responses
Available with Becky S. Corbett, MSW, ACSW, Career Services Consultant
Email beckycorbett@sw.ua.edu by Fridays, 5 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. ET with your career questions and responses will be provided by Monday at 8 a.m. CT and 9 a.m. ET. When appropriate, Coach Corbett will schedule a Zoom 1-1 meeting with students.

Resources

Students may download and print the following job preparation and job search resources:

Resource: Social Work & Career Preparation Website Resources
Resource: Resume Format Template
Resource: Resume Checklist
Resource: Resume Action Words
Resource: Resume Action Words by Category
Resource: Interview Checklist
Resource: Sample Interview Questions
Resource: Sample Questions for Employer
Resource: Email Signature Template
Resource: 5 Steps for a Successful Job Search
Resource: Hand-Written Thank You Note
Resource: Cover Letter Structure
Resource: Interview Than-You Notek
Resource: 5 Steps to a Successful Salary Negotiation

Web Resources

Resource: School of Social Work Career Resources
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

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