What We Do
CPD has a host of events, programs, and initiatives to support you in your career preparation and professional development.
Career coaching at Silver aims to empower you to take action and make decisions towards your career goals by meeting you where you are and assessing what is needed to confidently move forward. Coaching is an opportunity to receive individualized support, strengthen alignment with your goals, and develop skills that will benefit you for years to come. You are welcome to schedule a coaching series, follow our recommended pathway roadmaps, or a one-time 30-minute appointment.
Created to explore the challenges, opportunities, and expansiveness of the social work profession, the My Social Work Journey Series features alums, faculty, and professionals in various types of social work practice who share about their own career journeys, their day-to-day experiences, and expertise for entering the field.
The Silver Success Series is an event series featuring career panels of NYU Silver alums, with the goal of highlighting various social work pathways and the versatility of the MSW degree. Alums will share about their own career journeys, their day-to-day experiences, and guidance on entering their particular field of practice.
Access recordings of past Silver Success Series events:
Children and Youth in Social Work (6/30/22)
Healthcare and Social Work (7/20/22)
Non-Traditional Pathways in Social Work (8/16/22)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Work (9/6/22)
Ask Me Anything events are webinars that invite alumni, faculty, and industry professionals to demystify and share their expertise around how to approach daunting areas in the social work profession. A large portion of each event is devoted for students to ask questions.
Access recordings of past Ask Me Anything events:
Starting a Private Practice & Entrepreneurship in Social Work (2/25/22)
Becoming an NYC DOE School Social Worker (3/3/22)
30-minute appointments to workshop materials and develop skills in areas such as resume building, cover letter writing, and interviewing.
Our virtual resource library features a collection of resources including guides, recordings, and interactive platforms tailored towards the social work and Silver student context that you can use asynchronously to self-direct your own career development.
Speed Resume Review Weeks are special weeks occurring 1-2 times per semester where you can sign up for a 15-minute appointment to receive specific feedback and guidance on how to improve your resume. Appointment slots are offered at varied times to accommodate different schedules.
Tool Up Tuesdays are monthly Instagram posts that provide quick career-related tips and strategies. These posts help to break down career topics into bite-sized pieces to make them easy to understand and apply to everyday practice.
In partnership with the Wasserman Center for Career Development, Wasserman@Silver brings expert liaisons to lead workshops locally at Silver that are focused on various in-demand career preparation skills.
Access recordings of past Wasserman@Silver events:
Resumes and Cover Letters for Social Work (10/13/21)
Social Work Job Search Techniques, Including Pitch and Career Fair Tips (3/10/22)
Salary Negotiation (3/31/22)
An online social work career preparation program hosted on NYU Brightspace that provides students with tools to guide their professional development on their own timeline. Students can find resources to support comprehensive career planning and preparation as well as tools to practice essential skills needed to effectively navigate their career journeys. Additionally, by going through the modules, students can build their very own career portfolio that showcases their experiences and accomplishments that can be used for a variety of personal and professional purposes.
The Office of Career & Professional Development distributes a biweekly newsletter to all MSW students that features original content on various career-related topics, information on upcoming events, professional development resources, updates from the office, and job opportunities.
The Metro New York Social Work Consortium hosts an annual Master’s Level Social Work Job Fair through the CareerEco platform. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to speak with employers about current or future openings, including full-time positions and fellowships.
Silver Connect is an initiative dedicated to facilitating networks and connections between members of the Silver community, with the goal of fostering professional development as a community practice, rather than an individual journey.
Alum-in-Residence is an initiative that brings MSW graduates who are driving change in the social work field back to Silver to engage with students from an identity that they share with the goal of creating a more inclusive student experience. Using their nuanced understanding of Silver along with their field and professional expertise, the alums will identify the unique needs of these students, provide personal and professional guidance, and highlight opportunities for the School to tap into existing resources to institutionalize support systems.
Changemaking in Social Work highlights the work of organizations and practitioners focused on social change with the goal of helping students to reimagine new systems and ways of practicing social work.
Social Work and the Self explores the intersections between students’ identities and the world of work. This series aims to connect students’ everyday experiences with larger systems and structures; provide community support and accountability; and empower students to practice self-advocacy and personal liberation in their personal and professional lives.