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. 

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. 

Job board

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.

Employer services 

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 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 or 313-577-4409 for details.