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 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



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