Career Development Workshop Series Schedule

Ayana Ledford speaking

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Photo Day- Get your LinkedIn Portrait! Time and location: Friday, September 13, noon – 3pm, room 2227 CL and Tuesday, September 19 – Room 2227 CL, noon – 4:00pm.

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, September 17 – 5pm-6pm, Room 2017 – 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, September 24 – 5-6pm and Tuesday, October 1 – 5-6pm, Room – 2017 CL; Tuesday, October 8, noon – 1pm, Room 2248 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, October 17, noon – 1pm, Room 2248 CL; Tuesday, October 22 – 5-6pm and Thursday, October 31– 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. Thursday, November 14, 5-6pm and Tuesday, November 19, 5-6pm, Room 2017 CL

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