Date Time Topic Register here
Friday, February 3 12:30-1:20 PM Job Interviewing Skills for SW students
Friday, February 17 12:30-1:20 PM Resume Construction for SW Students
Friday, February 24

12:30-1:20 PM

The Road to Licensure

Job Interviewing Skills Workshop

When:           Friday, February 3rd          12:30-1:20 PM (50 minutes)
Where:          School of Social Work
Presenter:     Alison S. McCarty, Senior Career Counselor, UW Career Center
Who:             MSW and BSW students, SSW Alumni       

Are job/internship interviews in your future?  In addition to knowing why you're a good fit for the job, brushing up on basic interviewing skills is always a good idea. Find out the most important skills to focus on if you want to get hired.

Resume Construction for Social Workers


When:               Friday, February 17     12:30 – 1:20 PM   (50 minutes)
Where:              School of Social Work    (please register for specific room location)
Presenter:           Alison S. McCarty, Senior Career Counselor, UW Career Center
Who:                  MSW and BASW students, SSW Aumni


Are you wondering how best to incorporate your social work practicum experiences and coursework into a competitive resume that will be seen by employers?  Alison McCarty of the UW Career Center will present valuable information about editing the format and content of your resume to make it work for you! Best of all, this workshop is geared specifically towards social work students seeking jobs in the human services field.

The Road to Social Work Licensure

When:            Friday, February 24       12:30 – 1:20 PM   (50 minutes)
Where:           School of Social Work
Presenter:       Jonathan R. Beard, MSSW, LICSW, CPRP
Who:              MSW and BASW students, SSW Alumni.  Please register for room info.

The NASW Washington State Chapter is pleased to provide information on Social Work licensure in Washington.  This presentation will outline the steps you will have to take to become licensed as a Social Worker in Washington.  Information on the different licensing categories, required work experience hours and required supervision hours to obtain your Social Work license will be provided.  We look forward to your questions regarding licensure. For those students unable to attend this Friday session, we will be holding a Spring Quarter workshop in 2017 about Licensure.  Bio of presenter: Jonathan R. Beard, MSSW, LICSW, CPRP is the owner of Progressive Strategies in Seattle, WA, where he provides a variety of project management, consulting, training, and program and/or organizational development services to public and nonprofit human service providers and organizations. He also provides private practice based clinical social work supervision to beginning and experienced social workers who are unable to obtain it where they work. Jonathan has many years of experience as a direct services provider, supervisor/manager and senior executive, primarily in mental health settings. Since 2003, he has taught a social work licensure examination preparation course to hundreds of Social Workers in Washington and throughout the Northwest.  

Can’t attend a workshop at School?  UW Career Center also offers a variety of written materials   and free job search counseling:   They will review your resume online – MUST REQUEST this service specifically 206-543-0535


QUESTIONS about any of these SSW workshops/events?  Please email Linda Ruffer, MSW

MORE info on Job Search Skills here:

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION:  For general disability accommodation requests, contact UW’s Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or via email at  This event is wheelchair accessible.
For interpreting, captioning, amplification services and TTYs contact the Coordinator of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services at: Phone/V: 206-543-1415, TTY: 206-543-6452, or via email at