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Degrees & Programs

Career Services


  • College of Social Work Career and Field Exploration Fair, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10am-2pm, Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room.  Employer RSVP coming soon.
  • College of Social Work Job Fair, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 10am-2pm, Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room, Employer Registration will open February 2019.

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

5 Steps to an Effective Interview

Action Verb List

Cover Letter Checklist

Resume Checklist

Salary Negotiation Tips


Resume and Cover Letter Examples


Cover letter

Reference page

Networking Tips

Find your networking style and how the College of Social Work can help


Ohio Social Work Licensure

How to apply for an Ohio Social Work License

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 

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Ohio and National Employment Resources

The Ohio Council Job Bank


NASW JobLink



Other Resources

MSW Guide


Contact Career Services:

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

email: or

ph:  614/292-8780



“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