We were honored to virtually host Henry Street Settlement, a 125-year-old social service agency, to discuss how clinical social workers are leading essential work on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels to support individuals and families within their transitional housing and supportive programs and advocate for housing and racial justice. Thank you to Raihana Bosse, Nicole Lee, and Cassandra Walker for their insightful presentation!
If you missed the event, you can review the recording posted in Career Connect within our Document Library under the Presentation/Workshop folder.
We are deeply grateful to Fresenius Kidney Care Recruiter Whitney Turkanis (pictured above) and our wonderful panel of alumni, Laura Illowite ’15, Megan Ostrow ’09, and Melanie Ventura ‘19, for dedicating their time to discuss their paths to Fresenius and shedding light on their day-to-day work as medical social workers serving on the front lines in the renal care space.
The conversation highlighted the vital role social workers are playing to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and the value they continue to bring to ensure that vulnerable communities, in particular, are receiving the support and resources they need through these challenging times.
If you missed the event and/or want to learn more about opportunities at Fresenius, you can view the recording here. They are actively recruiting across the country. For more information, go to their career site.
Interested in learning about careers in corporate social responsibility? See below for a great panel organized by SEA Caucus Leaders, featuring the following guest speakers.
Event: Corporate Social Responsibility Panel
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 4 @ 8 PM
Location: Room C06
- Edgar Avalos ’16, Senior Program Associate, Youth & Workforce Initiatives – Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase Foundation
- Veena Jayadeva, Director of CSR, Guardian Life
- Lisa Meng, Corporate Social Responsibility – Societal Impact, Verizon
- Nicoletta Bumbac, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Analyst, JetBlue
Wine and cheese will be provided.
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at least 5 days in advance of the event.
We were thrilled to welcome back alumna Ashleigh Washington ’09, Senior Director of Learning and Staff Development at Safe Horizon, to discuss how she shaped her social work career, from providing direct services and managing programs to leading trainings for a national organization!
Attendees had the opportunity to gain a number of takeaways, including:
- Taking the time to reflect on your experiences and assessing the activities in which you excel, the issues and causes that drive you, and the environments in which you enjoy working and thrive;
- Embracing every opportunity as a learning opportunity; and
- Owning your own career journey, including actively seeking ways to grow, build skills and expertise, and contribute
Thank you, Ashleigh, for sharing your inspiring story and these useful tips on building a fulfilling career!
Did you miss the talk? The captioned recordings for this and Dr. Joy Ippolito’s talk are now available in Career Connect’s Document Library within the Workshops / Webinars / Presentations Folder. (UNI login required.)
We were thrilled to welcome Dr. Joy Ippolito, a social work-trained Social Impact Investment Director, and her team members, Amber Porter, Venture Capital Associate, and Chaarvi Badani, Fall VC Associate and current Columbia SIPA student, for a talk about their work at the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact last Wednesday!
Dr. Ippolito, Amber, and Chaarvi shared their varied paths to social impact investing and the ways in which they have brought their unique experiences and skill sets to this work. A few highlights from the discussion include the importance of:
- Defining how you want to help people and make a difference in terms of concrete skills and expertise;
- Taking the time to build the necessary content knowledge by working with different organizations and communities both on the ground and on a macro-level; and
- Understanding and effectively communicating the value of these experiences and perspectives in advocating for meaningful and sustainable social change.
We are grateful to Dr. Ippolito, Amber, and Chaarvi, American Family Insurance, as well as Dr. Desmond Patton for making this event possible!
*If you missed the talk, a recorded and captioned video will be made available to students within the Document Library in the next few weeks. A copy of the presentation slides that provides an overview of AmFam’s mission and investment focus areas has already been posted and made available in the Library.