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Events & Workshops

Each school year, the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs offers a range of career and professional development events. Please see below for the regular events that are offered each year. Keep in mind that other events may be added and you can find out about these opportunities through the weekly Student Affairs eNewsletter.

Alumni Career Panels Series

Explore careers in social work and get to know NYU Silver alumni with the Alumni Career Panel Series. Once a month, we will explore a new topic or career path. Panels are open to students of all levels, alumni, and friends of NYU Silver.

FALL 2017 PANELS

What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Join NYU Silver alumni panelists Diane E. Freedman (PhD ’07), Bryan Aston (MSW ’15), and Shannon McLaughlin (MSW ’11) for a discussion on key takeaways from their experience at NYU Silver.

Working in Health and Mental Health Settings
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Join NYU Silver alumni panelists Tina Puccio (MSW ’09), Anahi T. Galante (MSW ’15), Teresa Pica (MSW ’93), and Z’ontha Francis (MSW ’07) for a discussion on key takeaways from working in health and mental health settings.
Macro and Mezzo Level Practice Wednesday, December 6, 2017
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Join NYU Silver alumni panelists Terrance Coffie (BSW ’16, MSW ’17) and Ijeoma Opara (MSW ’14) for a discussion on key takeaways from working in macro and mezzo level practice settings.

SPRING 2018 PANELS

Working with Clients Who Have Endured Trauma
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Join NYU Silver alumni panelists Michael Hessdorf (MSW ’90) and Toby Schwartz (LCSW-R ’09) for a discussion on the challenges and triumphs of working with clients who have endured trauma.
International Social Work
Thursday, February 8, 2018
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Join NYU Silver alumni panelists David Dumais (MSW ’92), Linda Mathew (LCSW-R, OSW-C ’01), and Monika Guzman Estrada (MSW ’16) as they discuss and share their experience on working in international social work settings.
Private Practice 101
Thursday, March 22, 2018
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Check back soon for more information on this event.
Working with LGBTQ Populations
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
1 - 2 PM, Parlor

Check back soon for more information on this event.

Wasserman @Silver Workshop Series

NYU Silver Student Affairs and the Wasserman Center for Career Development team up to offer workshops for students about writing effective cover letters and resumes, improving their interviewing strategies, and learning general job hunting tips. Learn how the Wasserman Center to help you get ahead in your career.
Career & Professional Development Resources

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

1 Washington Square North, Parlor This event will cover the career and professional development resources available at Wasserman and at Silver. Please note: This is for students who were unable to attend the “Building your Social Work Career” Orientation session.

 

Building a Professional Network & Informational Interview

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1 Washington Square North, Parlor  This event will cover how to build your professional social work network and how to excel in informational interviews.
Social Work Resume & Cover Letter Ready
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1 Washington Square North, Parlor  This event will cover how to tailor your resume and cover letter for the social work profession.
Social Work Job Search Techniques
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1 Washington Square North, Parlor   Students will learn how to effectively and efficiently job search in today’s competitive environment.
Setting Goals and Building Consistent Rapport with Professional Network
Thursday, February 22, 2018 1 Washington Square North, Parlor   Learn best practices for achieving your professional goals and advancing your career as well as strategies and tips on how to build a strong network of like-minded professionals.
Interviewing Skills and Negotiating
Thursday, March 29, 2018 1 Washington Square North, Parlor   Stay tuned for more details on this event.

SILVER ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES

Life After Silver Friday, October 6, 2017
1 Washington Square North, Parlor Sean Grover, Silver alumnus ’95 and licensed clinical social worker, will speak about his experience post Silver and offer an intimate discussion on post graduate steps.
Self Care & Balance Tuesday, November 7, 2017
1 Washington Square North, 112 Alyssa Petersel, co-founder of My Wellbeing and Silver alumna ’17, will speak about self care and field placement/life balance tactics.
Working in Mental Health & Private Practice Thursday, November 9, 2017
1 Washington Square North, Parlor Tina Puccio, LCSW and NYU Silver alumna '09, will speak about her experience working in the mental health field in private practice as well as her role at the United Federation of Teachers for NYC public school systems.
Private Practice Tuesday, December 5, 2017
1 Washington Square North, G-13 Rachel Moheban-Wachtel, Silver alumna ’96 and licensed clinical social worker, will speak about her experience post Silver and offer a discussion on managing your own private practice.
Self Care and Balance in the Workplace: Communicating with Coworkers & Supervisors
Thursday, December 14, 2017
1 Washington Square North, G-13
Alyssa Petersel, co-founder of My Wellbeing and Silver alumna ’17, will speak about communication tactics in field placement and workplace settings and how it's applicable to self care and work/life balance.
Community & Social Justice, Diversity, and Equity Career Path
Friday, January 12, 2018 1 Washington Square North, Parlor
Join Farah Mohmad, MSW ’17 and Community Justice Facilitator for Civil Alternatives in Manhattan, as she discusses her professional journey in working with various populations in New York City.
Self Care for the Soul: Meditation & Mindfulness
Thursday, January 25, 2018
1 Washington Square North, Parlor
Alyssa Petersel, co-founder of My Wellbeing and Silver alumna ’17, will speak about self care through a meditation and mindfulness lens.
Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Care Settings
Monday, February 12, 2018
1 Washington Square North, Parlor
Join Rebecca Tillinghast, MSW '14, as she discusses her professional journey and the methods by which social workers can help remove barriers to mental healthcare by integrating such services into primary care settings.
Self Care and Relationships: Importance of Joy & Connection
Thursday, March 1, 2018 1 Washington Square North, Parlor
Alyssa Petersel, co-founder of My Wellbeing and Silver alumna ’17, will speak about the importance of joy and connection in work settings and within interpersonal relationships.
Discussion on the Effects of NY State Policy and Service Changes on Social Workers Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
1 Washington Square North, Parlor
Join Carrie Muehlbauer, LMSW and Silver alumna ’16, as she discusses the policy and service changes happening in NY State around Medicaid Managed Care and its impact on social workers and behavioral health provides. This presentation is beneficial for students interested in clinical social work and policy.
Self Care and Balance: Top 10 Takeaways
Thursday, March 15, 2018
1 Washington Square North, Parlor
Alyssa Petersel, co-founder of My Wellbeing and Silver alumna ’17, will speak about the top ten takeaways in practicing self care and balance.

NYC Master's Level Social Work Job Fair

Date: Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Columbia University

This job fair for graduating MSW students is a collaboration of Adelphi University, Columbia University School of Social Work, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Hunter School of Social Work, Lehman College, Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, NYU Silver School of Social Work, SUNY Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, Touro College School of Social Work and Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Individual Career Coaching

Each spring, NYU Silver alumni who are professional career coaches meet individually with students to review job search documents and have personalized discussions about career development strategies. Space for these meetings is very limited - be sure to check your NYU email for information about the next series of individual career coaching sessions.