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DiNitto Center for Career Services

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1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

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March 2015

Creating Your Job Search Plan

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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  • Discuss strategies to go about identifying the skills and knowledge areas where you are most confident along with reflecting on your accomplishments.
  • Learn how to create a brief Professional Summary section for your resume which will set you aside from other candidates.
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Resume Workshop

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Are you preparing your resume? Then this is the workshop for you! Join Jennifer Luna-Iduñate, LMSW-AP and Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations in the DiNitto Center as she provides tips on designing your resume, preparing your learning objectives, and practicing for your interviews. This workshop will prepare you with the tools required to secure your desired field placement or job! RSVP to attend today!

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Careers in Military Social Work

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join UT SSW alumna Captain Abigail Rose, LCSW as she shares her experience working as an active duty Clinical Social Worker within the US Air Force.  Come learn about the interesting world Abby is a part of!  She will answer questions about working for the United States Air Force, living across the US, and the vast opportunities she’s had through her Air Force Social Work.  Interested in attending? Register to attend today!

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Researching the Market and Finding Leads

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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  • Familiarize yourself with the big picture in your field of practice and within your geographical boundaries so you can determine what type of job to look for, length of job search, and networking.
  • Discuss sources of information on potential employers, salary data, and network contacts.
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Social Work and Grief and Loss

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join us in welcoming Brad Watson, LMSW Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Coordinator at Harbor Hospice, as he shares his experience as a comprehensive hospice social worker. Come learn the variety of roles a social worker plays with this clientele, and the broad skill set required to work on a collaborative team of caregivers to provide comfort-giving care: physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the dying person and their family members.

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Resume Workshop

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Are you preparing your resume? Then this is the workshop for you! Join Jennifer Luna-Iduñate, LMSW-AP and Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations in the DiNitto Center as she provides tips on designing your resume, preparing your learning objectives, and practicing for your interviews. This workshop will prepare you with the tools required to secure your desired field placement or job! RSVP to attend today!

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Advanced Licensure and Supervision

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Do you have questions about social work licensing? Are you thinking of eventually obtaining your LCSW? Join UT’s very own Tammy Linseisen, LCSW, ACSW, as she guides you through the licensing process and answers your questions.

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What NASW can do for you!

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join us as we welcome Miriam Nisenbaum, Executive Director at NASW/TX to the DiNitto Center.  March is Social Work Month, and what better time to learn about all the great things that come with membership in NASW!  Unsure of what NASW Texas does?  Come learn about your state-wide Social Work professional network!

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Preparing Cover Letters and References

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Don’t get your application get caught in the shuffle!  Come learn about: 

  • Discuss tips for creating an eye-catching cover letter.
  • Learn how to seek good references, how to ask for a reference, and what information you should provide to your references ahead of time.

 

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April 2015

Grammar, Mechanics, and Style Workshop

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Most graduate students are capable of writing relatively clear and correct prose. But did you know, for example, that some sentence constructions are more desirable than others in the field of social work? In this workshop we will move beyond correctness and discuss strategies for writing in the social sciences. This workshop is designed for writers at all levels and will introduce you to advanced concepts in grammar, mechanics, and style

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Careers in Private Practice Workshop

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join Megan Zesati, LCSW, as she shares her stories of personal and professional growth within the field of social work. Come and hear about what makes practitioners successful and sustainable for private practice work. Interested in attending? Register to attend today!

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Preparing Professional Portfolios and Utilizing LinkedIn

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Learn about professional portfolios and the basics of LinkedIn.  Jennifer Luna-Idunate, LMSW-AP, will coach participants as they prepare for their job search season. 

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Is a PhD in Your Future?

April 9 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Join Sherry Melecki, Graduate Program Coordinator and current Ph.D. students to explore the possibility of getting a PhD in Social Work.  Topics to be discussed include:

·      Things to consider when deciding if a PhD is for you

·      How to know if you are interested in academia or research as a career

·      Pros and cons of beginning your PhD program immediately after receiving your MSSW

·      What a successful PhD applicant looks like

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Evaluating Job Offers and Salary Information

April 13 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm

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  • Learn how to evaluate a job offer in order to make a decision quickly
  • Identify other items that could be negotiated including Professional Development opportunities, NASW membership, flex schedules, and other things!
  • Discuss ways to go about evaluating and negotiating a job offer.
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Faith and Spirituality in Social Work

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join us as we welcome Jack Barden, Vice President for Admissions at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Mr. Barden will share about the integration of faith and spirituality into social work practice, as well as discuss the partnership between UT and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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Social Work with Cancer Patients

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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We are excited to welcome Becky Morales, LCSW, Emotional Support Manager at The LIVESTRONG foundation to the DiNitto Center workshop series.  Becky has had an amazing Social Work journey, working in both CAL and clinical settings, ranging from program coordination, to Director of Patient Centered Services. Becky will share with us a little about her journey in many areas of Social Work, as well as her current role at LIVESTRONG, working with individuals diagnosed with cancer.

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Revision Workshop

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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By the end of the semester, most students are wrapping up their final writing projects. Many of these projects can make or break a student’s grade in the course—but often students are too exhausted or burnt out to properly revise and edit their writing. This hands-on workshop will provide guidance and support to you as you revise your final assignments. The workshop will begin with a brief information session on revision practices, and will conclude with an opportunity for you to put those practices to work in a supported environment.

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Social Work and Policy and Advocacy

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join alumni Clayton Travis, MSSW, Advocacy and Health Policy Coordinator at Texas Pediatric Society as we learn about the opportunities in policy and advocacy within a social work context.  Previously, Clayton served as the Hogg Foundation mental Health Policy Fellow and as a Legislative Aide. This hour is sure to be informative and exciting as we are in the midst of the Texas legislative session.

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Creative Tools in Social Work

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join alumni, Heather Davies, LCSW and learn about the integration of many creative practices into your social work practice.  Heather’s mission “help folks achieve a greater state of wellness and thriving through the skilled use of embodiment practices, creative expression, and soul-based tools.  My areas of specialization include trauma, creative process, high neurological/energetic sensitivity, and LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer) issues”.  Heather will share about creative expression and many “right brain” modalities and their application in Social Work practice.  Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting and enlightening hour!

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