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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 email address. For questions regarding your Handshake access, please contact

*Please note that if you require any accommodations such as live captioning or interpretation, please contact 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

Thursday, December 1, 11 a.m.-noon. Career Chatter with De’Anna Benson, nephrology social worker (virtual) RSVP HERE

Wednesday, February 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learning Journey to Concord Counseling Services (in person) Registration coming soon.

Wednesday, February 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. College of Social Work Job Fair (in person). Registration available early spring semester.

Thursday, March 2, 2-3 p.m. Social Work License- All the information you need to know to obtain and maintain your license (virtual) RSVP HERE

Monday, March 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. College of Social Work Job Fair (virtual on Handshake). Registration available early spring semester.

Tuesday, April 4, 4-6:30 p.m. Student and Alumni Networking at Woody’s Tavern (in person) 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

Open 9-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in the basement of Stillman Hall, 009A.

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.


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