Career Resources

Career planning is a lifelong endeavor that allows individuals to take an active role in their own professional development. We are proud to provide career readiness support to our Social Work Warrior student and alumni community as they complete their personal career planning journey. We annually host a variety of events supporting career planning and professional development and encourage you to take a glance at our online job board for recent postings in the Metro Detroit social work community. 

Job board

View current position openings in the Metro Detroit social work community. Postings remain on the job board for 60 days. 

For a list of national and local social work job posting sites and resources click here.

Employer services 

If you are an employer and would like to post a Metro Detroit area social work job announcement, please send postings to Geoffrey Jones at bt3545@wayne.edu. For further questions, please contact him at 313-577-4409. 

In addition, employers are encouraged to utilize employer resources offered by the WSU Career Services. Career Services will assist employers in maximizing their opportunity to connect with Wayne State students and alumni who are seeking professional employment opportunities. Register with the Wayne State University Career Service Office. For further information, contact Padmaja Rao, Assistant Director at prao@wayne.edu or call 313-577-3390.

Resources for job seekers

WSU students and alumni are encouraged to utilize the services of the WSU Career Services office (1001 Faculty Administration Bldg., 656 Reuther Mall, Detroit, MI 48202, 313-577-3390). Career Services offers access to a job networking website, mock-interviews, a self-guided interactive career course, seminars, career readiness guides, gently used business attire and more! 

Students and alumni are urged to register with Handshake, the WSU Career Services career social networking platform for job and internship opportunities, on- and off-campus. 

For further information, contact Padmaja Rao, Associate Director at prao@wayne.edu or call 313-577-3390.

Events

The School of Social Work regularly holds professional development workshops for students and alumni on resume writing, interviewing, job searches, dressing for success, career opportunities and Social Work licensing. Below you will find information on previously held events. For information on upcoming events visit the WSU Event Calendar or contact the Social Work Office of Admissions and Student Services at sswadmissions@wayne.edu or 313-577-4409 for details.