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Career Exploration Workshop: Social work in nature and sports
April 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Do you have a love for the outdoors? Have you ever wondered how you can apply your social work degree to working in nature? Are you interested in working in sports? Join us in speaking with our diverse panel of Starla Simmons, LCSW; Dixon Hankins, MSSW; and Jonathan Elliot, MSSW. Starla has a history of practice in the holistic practice of ecotherapy, a form of therapy which emphasizes the client’s connection to nature and the outdoors. Dixon is the Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation here at UT, applying his social work degree in a unique, outdoors-focused way. Jonathan works at the University of Arkansas in Recreational Sports, running their Sport Club and Intramural programs. Together, these three offer a very unique set of ways to work in nature, the outdoors, or recreational sports with a social work degree, and they’ll compare their experiences and help you explore these unique, open-air career options.