The Ohio State University College of Social Work Logo

Gray background
Degrees & Programs

Career Services


Because your health is our priority, we have canceled all in-person career service events for autumn and spring semesters.  Students can access Handshake, which is the university’s online job search platform.  The Career Services Office is available for virtual appointments, including resume and cover letter reviews, job search, negotiating salary, career planning and more.  To schedule a virtual appointment, please click the red button below.

2020 Virtual Opportunities

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12-1 p.m. Horizon Health Virtual Employer Lunch & Learn. CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 12-1:30 p.m. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Virtual Learning Journey. Registration Coming Soon.

2021 Virtual Opportunities

Thursday, February 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Yoga Practice & Mock Interview Sessions.  By appointment only, please schedule by emailing

Monday, February 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Yoga Practice & Mock Interview Sessions.  By appointment only, please schedule by emailing

Thursday, February 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Virtual Social Work Job Fair.  Registration Coming Soon.

Wednesday, March 3, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Virtual Alumni & Student Mix and Mingle.  Registration Coming Soon.

Tuesday, March 9, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. How to Stand Out in the Job Search, Virtual Lunch & Learn.  Registration Coming Soon.

Monday, March 15, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities Virtual Learning Journey.  Registration Coming Soon.


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

Due to concerns of Covid-19, the Career Closet is only available by appointment.  To make an appointment to visit the closet, please contact

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


Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

Contact Career Services:

Justice, Katie 1Katie Justice, MSW, LISW-S, Director of Career Services & Alumni Relations

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers

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