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Career Services

Career Coaching Appointment

The College of Social Work Career Services Office offers individual career coaching appointments for students and alumni. Our careers team, which includes staff and graduate student interns, will help you clarify your goals, provide you with tools and resources for the job market, and help you identify a social work career pathway.

To make an appointment, log-in to your Handshake account, click “Career Center,” select “College of Social Work Career Services, and click “Appointments.” From there, you will be able to schedule an appointment with a SWK career coach.

All Ohio State undergraduate, graduate, professional and post-doctoral students have free access to Handshake through their @osu.edu email address. For questions regarding your Handshake access, please contact handshake@osu.edu.

*Please note that if you require any accommodations such as live captioning or interpretation, please contact cswcareers@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks before the will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

2022 Career Services Events

Monday, January 31, 11am-12pm ET:  Career Chatter with Linda Jakes, MSW,LISW-S, Executive Director for Concord Counseling Services. (virtual) RSVP HERE

Friday, February 11, 11am-12pm ET: Career Chatter featuring James Portner, MSW, LISW-S, Director, Intensive Treatment Division at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (virtual) RSVP HERE

Wednesday, February 23, 12-1pm ET:  How to Navigate a Virtual Job Fair. (virtual) RSVP HERE

Thursday, March 3, 11am-2pm ET: College of Social Work Job Fair (virtual) Student Registration HERE and Employer Registration HERE

Wednesday, March 9, 11am-12pm ET:  Career Chatter with Mike Preston, MSW, LISW-S, Clinician Director of Concord Counseling Services. (virtual) RSVP HERE

Tuesday, March 22, 6-7pm ET: CSW Alumni Society Social Work Month Panel. (virtual) RSVP HERE

Wednesday, April 13, 12-1pm ET: CSW Alumni Society Virtual Networking Event. (virtual) RSVP HERE

Monday, April 18, 10am-2pm ET: Learning Journey to Concord Counseling Services. (in-person). RSVP coming soon!


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 cswcareers@osu.edu


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

LinkedIn

NASW JobLink

SocialWorkJobBank

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: justice.228@osu.edu or cswcareers@osu.edu
ph:  614/292-8780