Try to identify job fields that may interest you.  There are several sites with information about a variety of social work careers and social work-related jobs:  O Net onlineWOIS/The Career Information System and NASW Career Choices Part 1 and Part 2.

  • Check out the SSW Job Search Databases and Career Development Sites page.
  • Sign up for the UW-SSW jobs listserv to see what qualifications are required for certain positions.
  • Sign up for Handshake
  • Review a variety of career materials in the UW Career Center offices (MGH 134)
  • Attend the annual Job Fair held in the School of Social Work each April and the UW annual Government and Non-Profit Job Fair held each Autumn.
  • Informational Interviews are a subset of networking (more about networking under Build Job Search Skills).  Planning and conducting these interviews allows you to access the most up-to-date career information, expand your professional network, build confidence for your actual job interviews and obtain important feedback on your resume/job search goals.  Note:  Informational interview Do’s and Don’ts
  • You may gather career ideas through informational interviews with SSW Alumni to see how your interests can connect with a job field.  Sign in at the Alumni Mentorship Network with your UW NetID and see which alumni have offered to meet with students to share information about their specialized area of social work.