At Simmons we offer services to help our students put their degrees to use and find fulfilling jobs in the field of social work. Throughout the year we offer Career Panels & Networking Receptions and Career Fairs. Below is a current list of events planned for Winter/Spring 2013. This listing, along with more information can be found in our Career Connections Winter/Spring 2013 Flyer.
School of Social Work Students are also encouraged to take advantage of the resources and events offered by the Career Education Center.
All events are open to current Simmons students only, unless otherwise stated:
Career Connections Part I: Workshops, Reception, & Panel
Tuesday, January 8th, 2:30pm-6:45pm
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
This conference includes workshops on resume building, networking, and interviewing as well as a panel with experts and employers. Current students can register to attend at: http://bit.ly/CareerConnect2013.
Social Work Licensing Workshops
Session 1: February 13 11:30am-1:00pm in SOM 501
Session 2: February 23, 11:00am-12:30pm in the Brackett Room, P-304E
Patricia Breslin, MSW, Associate Executive Director Division of Professional Licensure presents an informative, step by step explanation of the social work licensing process. Her presentation is available as a power point on the SSW website. http://www.simmons.edu/ssw/careers/licensing/index.php.
Preparing for your Job Search
Session 1:Tuesday, February 26th 4am-5PM in the Brackett Room, P-304E
Session 2: Saturday, March 30th 11am-12pm in the Brackett Room, P-304E
Suzanne Sankar, Assistant Dean presents an overview on strategies for finding your first job in clinical social work, including using the resources available to you as a Simmons SSW student, online resources, and tips about the local job market.
SSW Alumni Panel
Wednesday, February 27th 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Kotzen Room
A panel of recent grads discuss their job search process, describe their current jobs, and provide tips for a successful job search. Register here: http://bit.ly/Alumpanel13
Career Connections Part II: SSW Annual Career Fair
Tuesday, March 5th, 3:00pm-6:00pm in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
Attended by over thirty social work employers; make contacts that will lead to job interviews. Bring your resume, prepare your elevator speech and dress professionally. A list of the employers will posted in February. For a list of 2012 attendees: http://www.simmons.edu/ssw/careers/events/fair.php Register at: http://bit.ly/CareerConnect2013
Simmons College Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, March 27th 2:00-4:00pm in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center
Sponsored by the Simmons College Career Education Center (CEC), many of the employers from the SSW career fair will also be present. For students unable to attend the March 5th fair, this is a good alternative.
NASW Social Work Licensing Test Prep Course
Saturday, April 20th 9:00am-4:00pm in the Kotzen Room
Prepare to take the LCSW Licensing exam. Registration information at www.nasma.org. Cost: $100 (NASW member), $155 (non NASW member).
Public Loan Forgiveness
This workshop presented by Dan Forster, Associate Director of Financial Services, will explain the Public Loan Forgiveness for individuals working in non-profits. Learn more about these new programs, which can help you to reduce your monthly loan payments.