Career Development Workshop Series Schedule

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Social Work Licensure – Professional licensure is critical to career advancement in social work. Participants will be introduced to social work licensure including the LSW and LCSW. This session will focus primarily on licensure in Pennsylvania, although sources of information for other states will be presented. School of Social Work Alumna – Kristina Faddoul, Clinical Social Worker at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC will facilitate this workshop. Tuesday, January 14 – 5pm-6pm, Room 2017 CL and January 28, 5-6pm, room 2017 CL, Social Work Conference Center

Resumes, Cover Letters & References – This session will provide participants information, tips and tricks on how to effectively create and customize action and results-oriented resumes and engaging cover letters.  Tuesday, January 21 – 5-6pm and Thursday, January 23 – 5-6pm, Room – 2017 CL; Tuesday, March 17, noon – 1pm, Room - 2017 CL

Effective Interviews – This session will provide participants with the strategies and skills necessary to turn interviews into job offers. Best practices for preparation, attire, agenda and follow-up will be discussed. Thursday, February 20, noon – 1pm, Room 2248 CL; Thursday, March 19 – 5-6pm and Tuesday, April 7– 5-6pm, Room 2017 CL

Evaluating and Negotiating Offers – The ability to effectively evaluate multiple job offers and negotiate the many aspects of compensation is often new territory for social workers. Participants will receive information on the various components of compensation (salary, benefits, retirement, etc.) and strategies on how to negotiate the strongest deal possible. Tuesday, March 31, 5-6pm and Thursday, April 9, 5-6pm, Room 2017 CL

Special Workshop – Private Practice 101! So you want to know about Private Practice? This workshop with help you understand the ins and outs of establishing and managing a successful private practice. Monday, January 27, 2020 – 5-7pm, Room 2017 CL. Refreshments will be provided.

Pitt SSW Annual Job Fair – 17 Social Service agencies will be participating and ready to hire you! Thursday, March 26, 2020 – 10 – 3 pm, Social Work Conference Center, room 2017 CL. Dress to impress and bring copies of your resume.

Space is limited and an RSVP is required. To RSVP please click here.

To schedule an individual career development consultation and/or to take a LSW practice test, please email Bobby Simmons at