The OSS is committed to sponsoring activities that help to prepare students for the job market, as well as life long career development.
The OSS works in collaboration with Alumni services and the office of continuing professional education (CPE) to provide various career focused enrichment opportunities for current students.
Registration links will be posted once they are live
- "Ask an Alum" Career Lunch Panel: October 30th 2017
- Networking Reception: November 2nd 2017
- Licensure Q and A with Dawn Shafer: November 6th
- Universities at Shady Grove Licensing Q and A: November 17th 2017
- Board of Social Work Examiners: November 13th
- Career Workshops: February 2018
- Tips for taking the LGSW: Date TBA
- Navigating the Job Market: Date TBA
- Alumni Resume Review: March and April by appointment
- Mock Interviews: TBA
- Job Fair : April 3rd 2018 10-2pm
- Individual appointments
- Job searching
- Resume review
- General career development discussion
- Email Dawn Shafer, Assistant Dean of Student Services to schedule
- All Workshops are held in the SSW Auditorium from 12:10-1:50. A box lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event.
- Registration is required.
- Livestreaming will be available (see the Bulletin for details).
|Board of Social Work Examiners from Maryland and DC||November 13th, 2017
Tips for Taking the LGSW Exam
PART 1: DSM, Psychopharmacology, Counseling Theories, Child Welfare and Gerontology
|February 5th, 2018||Register|
Tips for Taking the LGSW Exam
PART 2: Macro Practice, Ethics, Sample Questions
|February 12th, 2018||registration to follow|
|Navigating the Job Market||February 26th, 2018||registration to follow|
In Maryland, a sealed letter verifying that the degree candidate is in their final semester must be provided with the application. (Students who prefer to take the exam after graduation are required to send an official transcript along with their application.) The SSW Office of Records & Registration will provide this official letter for a Maryland license to all students who have submitted an Application for Diploma through SURFS with the UMB Registrar’s Office. Distribution times for letters will be announced in the Bulletin.
Degree candidates requiring a letter for states other than Maryland should submit a request online.
Degree candidates for December, May and July should review the UMB Academic calendar for the applicable diploma application dates.
Students are eligible to register for the LGSW exam once they have began their final semester of the MSW program.
Please see the suggested timeline below:
Please see the following links for information on license exams and other details:
Maryland Licensure Levels and Requirements (LCSW vs. LCSW-C)
Mock Interviews, March 13 and April 10, 2017 : The purpose of the mock interview is to prepare and sharpen students’ interview skills as they prepare to enter the social work profession. Register
Alumni Resume Review, March and April 2017 by email: The Alumni Resume Review pairs students who are revising their resumes with alumni who are working in the same or similar area. Send your resume
UM SSW Career Fair
The career fair will be in UMB Campus Center on Tuesday April 4th from 10-3pm . Students are excused from field education on that day and are expected to attend the fair.
A workshop on “How to work a job fair” precedes the fair.
Macro-focused Social Work Jobs via the School's SWCOS web site
Preparing for interviews
Know about where you are interviewing.
Be prepared to have an informed discussion about the agency’s mission, vision, values, etc. Know as much as you can about the position for which you are applying.
Prepare your questions about the job and agency ahead of time
Most employers end the interview by asking if you have any questions, YOU SHOULD. Ask questions that show you already have some understanding of the agency and express your interest in understanding moreSample questions: What is typical day of a social worker in this agency?What are some of the biggest challenges you face in this agency?What do people say that they like the most about working here?
Be clear about yourself and convey this to the employer
Why are you interested in this position and this organization? What do you bring to this position? What in your past has helped prepare you for this position and How has it done so?
There are many opportunities at UMB for collaboration with other disciplines.
In addition to preparing students to function as effective team members, many of these opportunities allow students to spend time learning about other disciplines, cultures, and ways of thinking.
ISLSI coordinate campus-wide activities, programs, and services that foster students' academic, personal, and professional development.
The mission of IPE is to prepare health, law, and human services professionals to work collaboratively on interprofessional teams focused on improving the lives of people locally, nationally, and globally.
The University of Maryland Baltimore has established the Center for Community-Based Engagement and Learning (CBEL) to coordinate, guide and enhance opportunities for community-based student engagement, scholarship, service and learning in order to improve the health and welfare of the West Baltimore community. Founded in September 2013, many activities are underway and several new initiatives are forthcoming.
The UMB CURE Scholars Program is currently recruiting mentors to work with 6th and 7th grade scholars in three West Baltimore middle schools! The Continuing Umbrella for Research Experiences (CURE) program is a national program established by the National Cancer Institute to support underrepresented minority students in biomedical research and career development. Mentors will work with our middle school scholars during after school, Saturday, and/or summer programming depending on what works for their schedule. Mentoring levels include primary mentors who consistently work with students throughout the year, lead mentors who are paid and attend all after school sessions as well as Saturday or summer programming, and flex mentors who fill in when primary mentors are not available.