The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management is excited to announce its new partnership with Impactpool (previously UNjobfinder), a comprehensive career platform devoted to providing the best possible support to people who want to pursue a career within mission-driven organizations. Through the Academic Partnership Program, CSSW students and alumni may now access premium features of their site for FREE!
Impactpool’s resources include a robust database of opportunities from hundreds of international organizations, such as those within the United Nations Systems and influential Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental organizations around the world, and online career content, including articles, webinars, news, podcasts, and guides that provide a wealth of information and insight on different career pathways and hiring processes.
Congratulations to Rigdzin Pema Collins ’19 on receiving the 2018 Diana List Cullen Memorial First Year MSW Student Writing Scholarship from the Metropolitan Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers (NYSSCSW)!
Every year, the Society offers a $500 scholarship and year-long membership to one MSW student from each of the six social work schools in New York City in recognition of exceptional clinically-oriented writing done in the first year of their respective programs. Rigdzin’s paper, “Adult Psychology – Case Formulation,” was selected based on her thoughtful and humanistic reflection and approach to working with a client with a hoarding disorder.
Rigdzin was honored among other scholarship recipients at the awards reception held on Wednesday, November 14 at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in midtown Manhattan where they all presented a synopsis of their papers. We are proud of Ridgzin and honored to have her represent CSSW!
NYSSCSW is a professional association for clinical social work psychotherapists, MSW students, institute candidates, new professionals, and other mental health professionals committed to maintaining standards of professional education and practice in clinical social work psychotherapy in New York State. The Metropolitan Chapter covers New York, Brooklyn and Bronx Counties.
The Society organizes various educational activities and opportunities to interact and network directly with one another regarding referrals, office space rentals, managed care and insurance concerns, practice issues, educational activities sponsored by other organizations, and other issues of interest to our members. They also manage a listserv through which they communicate these activities as well as other invaluable resources.
To learn more about the Society and Met Chapter and benefits of membership, visit their homepage.
The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management, in partnership with the China Center for Social Policy, were pleased to welcome Professor Liqin Zhao, Department Chair of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences of Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), to lead a presentation on social work education and career paths in China. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the evolution of social work education, the growing demand for social workers with the rise of social and economic changes in China, and the various opportunities and career paths they can pursue.
Thank you to Professor Zhao and the entire delegation from BJUT, including Deputy Dean Jianguo Hu, Yuzhou Xing, Faculty Member, and Chenting Song, Faculty Member, for joining us, as well as CSSW Professor Qin Gao, Director of the China Center for Social Policy for coordinating the presentation.
This headline event provides a unique opportunity for you to tap into the vibrant ecosystem of capital for social impact. They have a diverse line-up of over 40 speakers who will be sharing how they are changing the way they think about how capital is sourced and used to generate sustainable solutions to global, systemic challenges through the lens of business, philanthropy, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and more.
Make sure to catch their keynote speakers, who will share best practices and how they engender new ideas surrounding the intersection of capital and society.
Friday, November 30, 2018 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
* Thomas Campbell ’09BUS, Managing Member
of Thorobird Companies Hugh R. Frater ’85BUS, Chairman of VEREIT / Shift Capital Muzzy Rosenblatt, CEO & President of Bowery Residents’ Committee Lauren Zullo, Director of Sustainability at Jonathan Rose Companies
Join us for a conversation with Professor Liqin Zhao, Chair of the Department of Social Work at Beijing University of Technology, and Professor Qin Gao, Director of the China Center for Social Policy at CSSW to learn about social work education and career paths in China. This is a great opportunity for Chinese nationals as well as others who wish to explore social work jobs abroad.
Professor Liqin Zhao is the Chair of the Department of Social Work at Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Beijing Normal University. Professor Zhao’s research focuses on the learning motivation of adolescents and the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in addressing adolescents’ anxiety and depression. She has taught courses on Personality, Counseling Theories and Practices, and Social Psychology. Prof. Zhao has also engaged in psychological counseling for undergraduate and graduate students at BJUT.
We’d like to thank Alumna Megumi Uchino ’18, Gender Specialist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for leading an insightful career talk on social workers’ role in international social welfare and strategies to land opportunities in the field. Through the talk, attendees learned how to effectively assess and articulate their skills and value to prospective employers and how to leverage resources, opportunities, and networks at CSSW and the wider Columbia community to advance towards an international career.
While at CSSW, Megumi concentrated on Social Enterprise Administration within the World of Work. She was also a Honjo Scholarship recipient, an award offered by the Honjo Foundation to students who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing U.S.-Japan relations. See her full bio here.
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Join Dr. Irwin (Irv) Garfinkel and policy faculty for two separate events addressing the social policy implications of the midterm elections.
Facebook LIVE with Dr. Irwin (Irv) Garfinkel: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm In this week’s Social Work LIVE program, Michael Friedman interviews Dr. Irwin Garfinkel, CSSW’s interim dean, on the social policy implications of the mid-term elections. Tune in remotely on Columbia School of Social Work’s Facebook page.
This is the third in a new weekly “Social Work LIVE” series hosted by Professor Michael Friedman. Tune in every Wednesday at noon for a lively conversation on a social work topic championed by one of our in-house experts.
Panel Discussion with CSSW Policy Faculty: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm Attend this panel (Social Work Building, Room C03; also live-streamed) to hear CSSW’s policy faculty discuss the likely impact of the election results on the areas they cover.
About the Panel
The panel will be moderated by Professor Jane Waldfogel (bio). Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel (bio) will offer closing thoughts and reflections.