Career & Professional Development
Career and professional development is an important part of a student’s academic journey as they pursue their degree at NYU Silver School of Social Work. Our Office of Career & Professional Development, in partnership with NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, provides exceptional career and professional development opportunities for social work students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. These resources and services include, but are not limited, to:
- Career development and skill-based workshops on topics such as salary negotiation, job search strategies, and interviewing
- Career Connections programs where students have an opportunity to hear from alumni and others in the social work field
- Licensing process resources and support
- Online tools and resources such as Silver Strong and a bi-weekly career newsletter
- Specialized career coaching
Check out our NYU Silver Career Readiness and Professional Development Guide for more detailed information.
Handshake is the Wasserman Center's career development platform for jobs, internships, events, and more. Students can build their career by connecting with relevant opportunities based on their profile, interests, and search activity. Students can easily apply for positions, explore companies and connections and sign up for Wasserman coaching appointments, career fairs, and workshops all in one place.
Salary Information for Social Workers
Students are encouraged to research all aspects of employment within the social work profession, including salary ranges. While salary can vary across fields of practice, the nature of work, location, and type of employer, here are some starting resources to aid you as you consider job offers and career moves.
According to data collected by NYU Wasserman, 92% of 2019 NYU Silver MSW graduates obtained a position or continued their education within six months of program completion. NYU Silver alumni are making an impact around the world in a wide range of social service organizations, hospitals and healthcare settings, schools, and contribute in many other ways to elevating lives.
Interested in sitting in on our events?
During the Fall and Spring semesters, NYU Silver offers a range of events and workshops to help students navigate their professional growth and development. Check out our upcoming Events & Workshops and email firstname.lastname@example.org to join virtually or in-person!