Join us for a conversation with alumni on Wednesday, September 28th, 12:30 – 1:30 PM to learn key strategies for effective networking and tips for initiating and maintaining relationships with prospective new contacts. Students will also learn about our Student-Alumni Career Mentoring Program!
Guest Speakers: Liz Lawrence ’10 – Director, Office of Constituent Relations in the Office of Governor Phil Murphy Heather Rolon ’11 – Program Supervisor, Outpatient Mental Health at Thrive Behavioral Health Marlo Tablante ’07 – Head of Sustainability Transparency and Positioning at Meta
Meet with VNSNY’s Community Mental Health Services team to learn about a variety of behavioral health programs and services and the work involved to care for patients and run programs. Employment opportunities will also be discussed and a tour of the office will be provided. Masks required. Open to graduating students and alumni!
Are you passionate about addressing gaps in the health industry?
Join us to learn how organizations are addressing health inequities in innovative ways including tackling structural issues, empowering communities and individuals, and leading large-scale advocacy efforts.
Meet leaders who are leveraging technology, policy, and research to make an impact in health care and how they’ve built a career with social impact!
Sasha Ahuja, MSW ’11, National Director, Strategic Partnerships at Planned Parenthood & Adjunct Professor, CSSW
Niteesa Brooks, MSW’18, Senior Associate, Program and Project Delivery at Evidation Health
Tala Mansi, MPA, Associate Director of Health Equity Metrics and Improvement at Planned Parenthood
Zahirah McNatt, DrPH, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, DOHMH
Hosted by the Career Services offices of Columbia School of Social Work and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College. This is our 2nd annual Social JusticePanel + Networking Event with this year’s theme of Health Equity!
Take advantage of this special opportunity to connect virtually with representatives from 90+ social service agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations seeking talent in the metro NY area and other select regions.
This event is exclusive to students and alumni from Columbia School of Social Work and partner schools from the MSW Career Consortium of NYC.
In honor of First-Generation College Student Day celebrated yesterday, we would like to a give special shout-out to our first-generation students and alumni who are continuing to blaze a trail for themselves, their families, and communities and making their mark in the field of social work!
If you are currently pursuing opportunities as early career professionals or seeking to advance to leadership roles, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Know that you have a lot to offer. Start by embracing the knowledge and strengths you’ve built. Your resourcefulness, determination to succeed, and ability to both navigate uncertainty and complex systems and adapt to changing needs are all qualities that employers highly value. Keep a record of your unique skills and accomplishments and practice sharing them with others so you can feel confident conveying them to prospective employers.
Build a support system. A healthy support system can offer validation and a safe space to bounce off ideas and concerns. Continue investing time in developing your trusted community of mentors, professionals, former supervisors, peers, faculty, and college administrators who can share resources, information, and potential access to opportunities. To find community on campus, check out the events hosted by the Graduate Initiative through University Life and reach out to the student leaders of the CSSW’s First Generation Lower SES Caucus.
Be proactive in seeking resources. Continue to use resources inside and outside of Columbia to increase your knowledge around job searching, networking, negotiating salary, and advancing in the workforce. For instance, you can learn about the unspoken rules of the workplace and how to get ahead in your career from this HBR IdeaCast episode, Career Rules You Didn’t Learn in School, take a self-paced salary negotiation program with AAUW online, or attend the National Urban League’s professional development webinars. You can also participate in networking and leadership development activities through professional organizations such as the Network for Social Work Management. Links to similar resources are also readily featured in our enews, blog, and Career Connect resource library.
Good Shepherd Services is hosting a Virtual Information Session and Career Fair on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET with a strong focus on Social Work careers.
Meet with Social Workers from different program areas (Foster Care, Prevention, Domestic Violence, Residential and School based programs), hear how their work impacts NYC communities, get a glimpse into a day-in-the-life of various roles, and find out what career tracks are available to you.
Those from all experience levels are invited to join.
Join Diplomat in Residence J. Nathan Bland for an information session about the Summer, Fall, and Spring internships available for rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Several guest speakers, including current and former State department interns, will share their experiences and advice. Register
Help make a difference on a global scale and connect with professionals who are skilled in the art of diplomacy.
The offices of Career Services and Leadership Management; Development and Alumni Relations; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are pleased to invite students to our 4th Annual Communities of Color Virtual Networking Event on Thursday, October 28.
All those who identify as students of color/BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) are encouraged to participate!
This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with a group of distinguished alumni of color, learn about their career paths and trajectories, and get tips and advice on navigating your own path as a professional of color in a dedicated virtual support space.
The list of featured alumni can be found below.
Thursday, October 28 6:30 – 8:00 pm ET Platform: Zoom
Pre-registration is required.
Sign up here using your LionMail account by Tuesday, October 26. We ask that you only register if you are able to attend.