Welcome Advanced Standing Students!

The Office of Career Services and Leadership Management would like to extend a warm welcome to our Advanced Standing students!

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your career plans as you further your education and training to promote social justice, equity, inclusion, and the overall well-being of others as social workers.

Want to get a head start on the conversation? Join us today, July 13 at 1:00 PM, for our Career Q&A session for new students! See details within your Orientation materials.

Career Connect

Later today, you will be receiving access to our exclusive career management system, Career Connect. Please keep an eye out for a welcome email from: [email protected] (It’s not spam!). It will include instructions on how to schedule appointments, register for future career events, access career-related resources, and more.

If you have any questions in the interim, please email [email protected] using your Columbia email address, and let us know that you’re a new student.

NASW-NYC Cares Social Work Job Fair

Update from NASW-NYC as of 7/6/21:

Organizations/agencies in attendance:

    • Cayuga Centers
    • CORE Service Groups
    • Acacia Network
    • Karen Horney Clinic
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Bridging Access to Care
    • A Home Within
    • Nido de Esperanza
    • Greenwich House, Inc.
    • Partnership with Children
    • Restore NYC
    • New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
    • Hunter College Liberty Partnerships Program
    • RAIN, Inc.
    • Vibrant Emotional Health
    • Henry Street Settlement
    • Outreach Development Corporation
    • VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    • CAMBA
    • Tribeca Therapy
    • Revcore Recovery Center of Manhattan LLC
    • The Jewish Board
    • Center for Court Innovation
    • Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Register here

For more information, go to: https://www.naswnyc.org/page/CARESEvents

Questions regarding this event should be emailed to [email protected]

NYC Mayor’s Office of Appointments Resume Portal

Interested in working within a New York City agency or mayoral office?

The Mayor’s Office of Appointments recruits talented leaders from all fields to work towards achieving meaningful and positive change for New Yorkers, and to fulfill the Mayor’s vision of a diverse and inclusive leadership in NYC government.

The Resume Portal helps MOA identify and connect leaders with opportunities in over 60 City agencies and mayoral offices.

Create a profile and submit your resume to MOA’s Resume Portal to be considered for full-time NYC opportunities! Please use the code #ColumbiaSSW2021 in the referral code field.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME

Once you’ve submitted your resume, explore hundreds of opportunities and apply for specific vacancies on NYC’s job website and Mayor’s Office Jobs.

Mental Health Service Corps Virtual Job Fair | Wednesday, May 26

Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC) is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, May 26, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET.

MHSC is a workforce development program of ThriveNYC operating out of NYC Health + Hospitals that aims to build a diverse generation of mental health clinicians, equipped with the skills to integrate behavioral health into a variety of settings.

Attend their fair to learn about their program and opportunities available across 5 boroughs.

Register by May 21

PDF version of virtual job fair flyer

Lead with Curiosity When Networking

The idea of networking can be anxiety-provoking for many, no matter what career stage they’re in, leading some to avoid it. Yet, it still remains the number one strategy to land opportunities and an essential component of one’s career development.

Networking is more than talking to strangers; it is a process of building relationships towards a mutual exchange of support, resources, and information. It is also a way of letting others know your skills and passions and getting noticed in the field. (You can’t get noticed if people don’t know you!)

Not sure how to get started? Then lead with your curiosity.

Perhaps you’re wondering what you can do with your degree or concentration or how others with similar backgrounds and experiences landed their roles. Or maybe you’re still exploring and want to know different opportunities you might find meaningful. Find people with direct knowledge of your interest area and start a conversation:

    • Faculty, supervisors and colleagues in field, peers, and alumni currently working in your field of interest
    • Professionals you admire regardless of their background whom you can connect with through industry events, professional associations, or virtual networking communities, such as those on LinkedIn
    • Recruiters, hiring managers, and organizational representatives hosting information sessions and related recruitment and networking activities

Don’t forget that professionals outside your immediate scope of interest can also possess valuable insights, including how to effectively transition from student to professional, advance to leadership positions, or maintain work-life balance and self-care.

Whomever you choose to reach out to, make sure to tailor your conversation to the individual and assess what specifically you hope to learn from them so you can identify your next steps.

If the idea of networking and informational interviewing still feels intimidating, remember that you don’t need to know everything to have a fruitful conversation. Asking questions like “How do I get started?” or “Where do I go from here?” are acceptable conversation starters, particularly with social work educators and alumni. The main goal is to start somewhere!

More on networking for social workers

NASW-NYC Presents: Paving the Way – A Conversation About Field Placement in the COVID-19 Environment | Wednesday, April 7

Shared by the NASW-NYC Chapter:

The NASW-NYC CARES Member Ambassador program is proud to present the second virtual student symposium, designed to support NYC social work students, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST. Based on the overwhelming responses from attendees of the student town hall held in the fall semester that focused on student experience in the era of virtual learning, the spring 2021 student symposium will focus on field placement in the COVID-19 environment.

The goals for this event:

    • Discuss and share field placement experiences in the COVID-19 environment
    • Hear from social work professionals who work in field placement
    • Network with students of social work and social work professionals in NYC
    • Get insight, resources, and tips for your own field placement journey
    • Get updated on how you can become involved and engaged with the chapter if you’re a new grad or soon to graduate

Visit www.naswnyc.org/SpringSS2021 to register and learn more.

ADA accommodation requests and questions should be emailed to [email protected].

This is a FREE event open to all NYC students of social work!
Open to both NASW Members & Non-Members!

First Year Students Encouraged to Join!