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Career Services



2021-2022 Career Services Events


Monday, September 20, 12-1 pm ET: Career Chatter-A Career Conversation with BSSW Alum Kenneth Murray, a Retired Public Defender for individuals on death row (virtual) RSVP HERE.

Canceled Tuesday, September 21, 9-10 am ET: Equitas Health Information Session and On-site Interviews (in-person).

Saturday, October 9, 9-11:30 am ET: College of Social Work Alumni Homecoming Tailgate (in-person).  REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, October 13, 1-4 pm ET: Learning Journey (1-2 pm) and Interviews (2-4 pm) with Columbus Public Health, Neighborhood Social Services (virtual).   RSVP HERE.

Tuesday, October 19, 6-7 pm ET: Career Chatter-A Career Conversation with MSW Alum Eva Shinka, a social worker working in private practice (virtual).  RSVP HERE.

Thursday, December 2, 12-1 pm ET: Career Chatter-A Career Conversation with MSW Alum John Hamilton, retired social worker who spent most of his career working with children and families at Big Brothers Big Sisters (virtual).  RSVP HERE.

Student Alumni Mentorship Experience (SAME)

The College of Social Work’s Alumni Mentoring Program: As an Ohio State University student, you have access to an extensive alumni network both in Columbus and around the globe.

Learn more

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 Traditional Resume for Social Work Jobs

Example Modern 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.

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