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Career Services


  • Mock Interview Days – Help a fellow student with their evaluation project. Participate in a Mock Interview! Monday, February 3, 1-5pm. Tuesday, February 11, 9am-6pm. Wednesday, February 19, 3:30-5:30pm. 305 Stillman Hall, Career Services Office. RSVP for your preferred times.
  • Resume Review Day – Wednesday, February 26, 9am-5pm. 305 Stillman Hall, Career Services Office. RSVP with preferred time to
  • College of Social Work Job Fair – Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10am-2pm. No RSVP necessary, but you must attend for at least one hour to receive credit for BSSW Pick Two and field hours.  Employer Registration $50
  • Student and Alumni Mix & Mingle – Wednesday, April 8, 4-7pm. Woody’s at the Ohio Union. RSVP via email to

Job Search Tool

Finding a job that can become a career is the ultimate goal of your studies at the OSU College of Social Work, and we want to do everything we can to present and facilitate new opportunities for our social work graduates. Ohio State utilizes Handshake, which is a platform for employers to post jobs and students and graduates to search for jobs.

Access Handshake as a student.

Careers Closet

Guides and Tips

Action Verb List

Cover Letter Checklist

Resume Checklist

Salary Negotiation Tips


Resume and Cover Letter Examples

Example Resume for Field Placement

Example Resume for Social Work Jobs

Example Cover Letter


Ohio Social Work Licensure

Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board

Buckeye OnPACE

OnPACE is a University system that provides a series of self-guided career modules that can assist you in learning more about yourself and choosing a major(s)/careers, applying to grad school, and preparing to enter the workforce.

Practice Areas in Social Work

Youth & Families

Mental Health





Check out  other practice videos with the National Association of Social Workers-Ohio Chapter 


Ohio and National Employment Resources


NASW JobLink


Contact Career Services:

Justice, Katie 1Katie Justice, MSW, LISW, Director of Career Services

email: or

ph:  614/292-8780





Military PhotoJob Fair Attendees


“The Career Services office for the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University was very attentive to every detail in the planning and execution of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital interview event.  They did a stellar job publicizing the interview event.  Many of the candidates interviewed were actually hired. The education and training these candidates received at The Ohio State University has prepared each of them to be an asset to our organization.”

 ~ Melanie Cage Cates, Sourcing Recruiter – Human Resources, Nationwide Children’s