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.
For both students just starting college out of high school, adult learners looking for a change and alumni, the Career Insights tool is here to help! Students and graduates can use the Career Insights tool at the bottom of this page to plan ahead and see up-to-date career opportunities available to them in various job markets. The Career Insight tool below is geared towards BSW degree holders. Additional Career Insight tools for other social work degree and certificate programs will be available shortly.
You can view current postings in the Metro Detroit social work community on both our internal job posting page and via Handshake. The School of Social Work will fully transition to hosting all job openings on Handshake by August 1, 2023. In order to use this platform, you will need to create an account (instructions for setting up a Handshake account)
For a list of national and local social work job posting sites and resources click here.
Wayne State University Career Services office partners with Handshake for job postings; all requests for job postings will now be processed via this platform. The School of Social Work will no longer post jobs separate from this platform; all WSU students (including social work students and alums) are directed to use Handshake to view job postings from our community partners.
In order to use this platform, you will need to create an account. Below are links for Helpful Handshake instructions:
Employers are encouraged to utilize additional 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 Services. Connect with Career Services on Handshake or for further information, contact Susan Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 313-577-3390.
Resources for job seekers
WSU students and alumni are encouraged to utilize the services and resources at the WSU Career Services office (1001 Faculty Administration Bldg., 656 Reuther Mall, Detroit, MI 48202, 313-577-3390). Career Services offers access to career counseling, a job networking website, mock interviews, a self-guided interactive career course, an AI interviewing and resume writing platform, workshops, career readiness guides, career competency development, DEI career resources, and more!
Students and alumni are urged to register on Handshake, Career Services' professional social networking platform for paid on and off-campus jobs (including internships), professional development and networking events, job fairs, and more.
For further assistance or any career-related questions, please schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.
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 email@example.com or 313-577-4409 for details.
Spring 2020 Virtual Classroom to Career Conference
- The Recorded Zoom Session Classroom to Career 2020 Recorded Session and PPT
- NASW-MI licensure resources
- Power-Points Slides and Revised Notes from the Chat
- Grow your professional Social Work identity PDF Document
- Resume Worksheet
- SSW Sample Resume
Speaker Contact Information:
Duane Breijak, LMSW - Macro - Director of Member Services & Development
National Association of Social Workers - Michigan Chapter www.nasw-michigan.org
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 517-487-1548, Ex 15
Vanessa Gualtieri - Lead Writing Coach SSW Writing Center
Email: email@example.com Phone: (313) 577-4409
Sara Bazydlo LMSW-Clinical, CAADC - NASW Michigan Region 11 Representative, SUD Social Worker,
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 313-576-4932
Have additional questions? Contact Lawrence B. Robinson Jr. at 313-577-4409 or email@example.com .
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Information Session - 12.16.20
I've attached the chat associated with the YouTube link below to the MDHHS informational session we had last week about employment with MDHHS! We anticipate having more of these and discussed the possibility of housing these on our website for students to access. What do you think? I was thinking they could be on our e-job board page.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services invited WSU School of Social Work students to a Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3 pm. Topics covered:
- Application and Interview Process
- Services Specialist (CPS/Foster Care) Position Overview
- Q & A