If you haven’t already started your New York State licensing application, please refer to this document for guidance on how to apply (UNI log-in required).
As a reminder, New York State will not allow you to take the Masters Level Exam or apply for a permit (if you have a pending job offer) until after you have graduated. If you have any questions about the procedures after reviewing the document, please email Betty Gee in Student Services.
If you are pursuing licensure in a different state, please review the rules, regulations, and application instructions on the respective Social Work Board site. To find your respective board, google “Social Work Board” and the state, or look through ASWB’s registry of boards and use the “Quick Jurisdiction Report” tool. You can also check your local NASW Chapter for additional guidance.
For the most up-to-date information regarding testing and licensure as it relates to COVID-19, please refer to the respective authorities directly:
Many local NASW Chapters are working to keep members updated on the COVID-19 outbreak and advocating for social workers within their states.
We encourage you to review their sites as well as the ASWB and individual Social Work Board sites for the latest information on regulatory provisions and efforts to support the profession.
Take a look at some of the resources shared by the New York State and New York City Chapter below:
As many of you begin, or in some cases continue your job and internship search over spring break, keep the following tips in mind:
- Anticipate delays in employers responding back. The COVID-19 situation is still evolving and many organizations are changing the way they conduct business and deliver their services. The safety of their employees is also a priority, so the hiring process may be delayed. This does not mean abandoning the search. It just means managing your expectations and timeline with getting hired.
- Be prepared to interview via phone and videoconference. While neither can replace in-person interactions, these opportunities can allow you to review and/or take notes during your conversation and help you stay focused while you are speaking. Check out additional virtual interview tips here.
- In conveying your strengths, highlight your ability to adapt to changing needs and expectations and/or your experiences working virtually (if relevant to the organization). Flexibility and technical skills are often cited among top attributes sought by employers.
- Update and strengthen your profile on LinkedIn, a powerful tool for job searching and networking. Start by adding your recent experiences and accomplishments and composing an eye-catching headline and summary that concisely convey who you are and how you can help support an individual or organization’s needs and goals. Additional resources on leveraging LinkedIn can be found on LinkedIn for Students site.
We hope everyone is staying safe and well.
In an effort to ensure students seeking career support have access to our services, we are adding additional appointment slots to our calendar. We are also replacing drop-in hours with regular appointment slots for the time being.
All appointments are available via Zoom or by phone. You can request to meet by logging into Career Connect and clicking on Advising > General Advising > Add Appointment. For more detailed instructions on how to book an appointment, please review this tutorial. The site also contains an extensive virtual library of resources. We encourage you to take a look. For general questions, please email [email protected].
For the latest developments and guidelines shared by the school and university in reference to COVID-19, please refer to the following sites: