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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note that if you require any accommodations such as live captioning or interpretation, please contact email@example.com. 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
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.
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.
Due to concerns of Covid-19, the Career Closet is only available by appointment. To make an appointment to visit the closet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides and Tips
Resume and Cover Letter Examples
Ohio Social Work Licensure
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
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