What is @SilverCPD?

The @SilverCPD (Career and Professional Development) Program is an online guide for MSW students as they explore career paths and begin the job search. @SilverCPD was developed by Silver School faculty, alumni, and staff to provide students with the tools needed to manage their own professional development.

Specifically, the curriculum aims to:

  • Provide a framework for career planning, from exploring interests to developing a career vision
  • Teach students the skills needed to compete effectively in the job market
  • Facilitate professional networking among students, alumni, and faculty.

After completing the CPD series, students will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and network needed to manage their short-term job search as well as their long-term career goals.

The Curriculum (Lessons)
Topics are explored month by month over two years, though you have access to previous months’ lessons at any time.

Finding Information (Resources)
Look here for articles, information, and examples related to a wide variety of important career-related topics.

Collaboration (Forums)
When you’re feeling stuck, look on the Forums to see how your classmates have tackled a certain issue - resumes, networking, or even describing career goals. You can share your ideas with other MSW students to help them as well.

CPD Topics

  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Preparing for Advanced Concentration Field Placements
  • Exploring Non-Traditional Career Paths
  • Social Networking for Professional Purposes
  • Networking
  • The Job Search
  • Evaluation and Negotiation
  • Support for Alumni
  • Continuing Education

Join in!

The Silver CPD Program is open to all current MSW students. To access the curriculum, log into NYU Classes and click on the Silver CPD tab.

If you are an active MSW student and you do not have "Silver CPD" as a site option, email ssw.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.