Prevention Services Programs Virtual Recruiting Forum | July 7-9

UPDATE (7/13/20): If you missed the event, you can review the summary document with job opportunities and contact information here (UNI login required).


Please join the New York City Administration for Children’s Services on July 7th, 8th, and 9th for a Virtual Recruiting Forum where 14 employers will talk about over 60 job opportunities across the city in Prevention Services Programs.

Prevention Services Programs are operated by a network of non-governmental organizations throughout New York City. They seek to strengthen and stabilize families by providing case management, building parenting skills, and offering therapeutic interventions. These services are aimed at keeping children safely at home and supporting families as they work towards their goals.

Openings include positions as case planners, therapists, supervisors and program directors. Positions are available for bachelor’s level case planners, MSWs, and MHCs. Some roles require licensure (or the ability to obtain licensure in 3 to 6 months from hire). Prior experience in prevention services is welcomed but not required. Some agencies also offer clinical hours to their direct service staff.

During this digital forum, participants will learn about each agency’s work, mission, and history; hear from agency staff about their open positions; and have the opportunity to ask panelists questions about their available positions. Following the forum, all participants will be provided with an information sheet of all attending panelists, including contact information and next steps to take if you would like to apply for an open position.

SEE DETAILS BELOW ABOUT HOW TO ATTEND THIS FORUM:

Attendees can join the events directly using the following links. Please note that each attendee will be muted upon entry to avoid background noise. They will utilize the chat feature during the Q&A portions.

The Forum will be hosted by New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Tuesday, July 7, 11am-12:30pm
Webex link to join: https://nycacs.webex.com/nycacs/onstage/g.php?MTID=e394847fe80d79391d6d9efa339596815
Call in number: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 129 998 2100
Present Agencies: Arab American Family Support Center, CAMBA, Catholic Guardian Services, Good Shepherd Services, New Alternatives for Children

Wednesday, July 8, 1-2:30pm
Webex link to join: https://nycacs.webex.com/nycacs/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef7f6c1d6b8a9e35de099fa07f03247f3
Call in number: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 129 043 7341
Present Agencies: Child Center of NY, Children’s Aid Society, Forestdale Inc, OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services

Thursday, July 9, 1-2:30pm
Webex link to join: https://nycacs.webex.com/nycacs/onstage/g.php?MTID=efdcab86194a116ab2bcd3b954d1cc1ab
Call in number: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 129 222 9125
Present Agencies: Graham Windham, Jewish Child Care Association of New York, University Behavioral Associates, Safe Horizon (Staten Island), Sheltering Arms Children & Family Services

Job Seeker Resources

Are you looking for ways to improve your job search? LinkedIn has compiled a number of FREE self-paced online courses to help you navigate your job search, network virtually, and cultivate resilience in the process. Additional resources from LinkedIn are available on their Student Portal.

You can also find a compilation of other information and resources shared over the last few weeks, as well as newly added ones in this COVID-19 Resources Folder (UNI log-in required).

Corporate Social Responsibility Panel with SEA Caucus | Wednesday, March 4

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
Register here.
Wine and cheese will be provided.

Please contact Caucus Leader Laura Burgos at lo2328@columbia.edu with any questions.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact the Office of Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu at least 5 days in advance of the event.

Students Gain Insight into Social Impact Investing

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.

Building Community through Candid Conversations

Yesterday, at our 2nd annual Communities of Color Networking Night, we had the pleasure of welcoming back alumni, both in person and online, to share their unique stories and perspectives on navigating their careers as professionals of color working in various roles and spaces.

Notable themes included the importance of being open and thoughtful about who you choose to connect with — recognizing that titles don’t always dictate the value others can offer — knowing what you want to learn and being proactive in the learning process, and using your natural ability as social workers to initiate and cultivate relationships.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our alumni who spent their evening with us to share their insights and advice, to James Singletary ’10, Associate Director of Field Education, who led an engaging panel discussion on strategic networking, and to students who participated and helped make the evening a success!

We hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to connect and felt empowered to continue developing their network.

For tips on how to build on the connections you made after an event, click here.

Strategies for Successful Student-Alumni Networking

Networking and informational interviewing are critical tools for career success, whether you are a student or seasoned professional.

Specifically, they can help you:

  • Learn about different careers and industries
  • Gain insider knowledge about specific positions or organizations
  • Discover “hidden” opportunities
  • Build a network of contacts for information-sharing, mentorship, and partnerships
  • Gain visibility in the field

Student-Alumni Networking Events are particularly valuable because they provide students an opportunity to connect with alumni who have an interest in sharing their insights and advice and can relate to their educational experience.

Whether you are networking in a formal or informal setting, consider the following strategies:

  1. Keep the goal in mind. The objective of networking or informational interviewing is to gather informationnot to ask for a job. If done effectively, it can lead to valuable contacts and information regarding potential opportunities.
  2. Conduct a self-assessment of your goals and interests. It’s okay if you’re not exactly sure what you want to do; however, you should have a general sense of your skills, goals, and interests so that you can ask targeted questions that can help you move forward.
  3. Prepare an introduction. How you introduce yourself will influence how you’ll be remembered. To make a strong first impression, be ready to share a quick introduction on who you are, what you do or have done, and what you hope to learn. Be sure to bring business cards if you have them.
  4. Do your research. Learn as much as you can about your prospective new contacts using online resources such as LinkedIn. They have invested time out of their schedule to meet with you; invest time to learn as much as you can about them.
  5. Develop a list of questions. Conversations will be more productive if you prepare a list of relevant questions in advance. Examples:
    • How did you market your social work skills and experience to land your current role?
    • What classes were most valuable for the work you’re leading? 
    • What recommendations do you have for those interested in following your career path?
  6. If you’re in a group setting, provide opportunities for others to engage. You can learn a great deal from listening to and showing interest in others. It is also the courteous thing to do!
  7. Follow up. Make sure to send a thank you note to the contacts you made and stay in touch with any updates, especially if they provided specific advice or leads that were helpful. Go a step further and offer to serve as a resource for them in the future. Ultimately, meaningful networking is about cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship.

Welcome Back to the Fall Semester

Welcome back to a new school year! We hope you had an enjoyable summer break.

Appointments: Please note that our full appointment schedule is now posted on our career management system, Career Connect. Appointments can be booked up to six weeks in advance, with extended hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and are available in person, by phone, or via Zoom. To schedule, simply log into Career Connect, then go to Advising > General Advising > Add Appointment. We’re here to help you update your resume, prepare your career action plan, explore career options, and more!

You may also stop by without appointments during Drop-In Hours, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 PM for brief 10-15 minute meetings. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make sure to check these weekly announcements for any changes to this schedule.

Workshops and Events: We also have a number of events coming up, including our Art of Networking Workshop being held on Wednesday, September 4, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in Room C03. There is still space to attend! Take a look at additional upcoming events on our Career Events page.

2019 Social Enterprise Conference | Friday, October 11

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019

Columbia University
Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
8:00 AM–5:30 PM

Register Now for Early Bird Pricing*
Student Tickets $25 ($50 after August 31)
General Admission $100 ($175 after August 31)
*No code required.

KEYNOTES

Melissa Berman

President & CEO
of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc

Elizabeth Carlock-Phillips

Executive Director
of Phillips Philanthropies

Wes Moore

CEO
of Robin Hood

Deval Patrick

Managing Director
of Double Impact at Bain Capital

Mona Sinha ’93BUS

Chairwoman
of Women Moving Millions

SPEAKERS FROM

Access Circles | AeroFarms | ALTRD | AptDeco | Art for Justice Fund The Bell | Braemar Energy Ventures | Cavendish Impact Foundation | The CITY | Civil Media Company | change:WATER Labs | Columbia University | Documented | Dollaride | Earn.org | Folia Materials | GiveDirectly | Hearst Corporation | HELP USA | HERE to HERE | IDEO.org | Ilara Health | Nova Credit | NYU Furman Center | Plum Alley Investments | Propel | Report for America | Rilbite | Saving 9 | The Spare Food Co. Streeshares Teens Take Charge

PROGRAM →

Located in the finance capital of the world, this industry-leading event provides a unique opportunity to tap into the vibrant ecosystem of capital for impact through the lens of philanthropy, impact investing, ESG, and social venture and business examples. Social impact leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy will speak to how they are changing the way we think about how capital is sourced and used to generate sustainable solutions to global, systemic challenges.

We will bring together industry leaders, investors, philanthropists, professionals, faculty, students, and alumni to share best practices and engender new ideas surrounding the intersection of capital and society. Speaker presentations will catalyze conversations of change and embolden a generation to take risks in order to create a world in which everyone, regardless of where they were born, has the equal opportunity to succeed in creating a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

TICKETS →