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February 2018

BSW Résumé Workshop

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

These workshops are tailored for undergraduate students and required for those entering the BSW social work major.

Join Jennifer Luna Jackson, Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, and Katherine Corley, Graduate Writer Coordinator, as they provide tips on designing your résumé. Bring a printed copy of your résumé for an on-site review (no laptops please)

This workshop is mandatory for those wishing to have a one-on-one resume review. Register on Steer!

For questions please contact DCCS at 512-232-7362 DCCS@austin.utexas.edu

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Résumé Workshop

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until February 28, 2018

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until February 28, 2018

Final field? Job searching? Applying for scholarships?

Join the DiNitto Center as they provide tips on designing your résumé. Bring a printed copy of your résumé for an on-site review (no laptops please)

This workshop is mandatory for those wishing to have a one-on- one resume review. Registration on Steer is encouraged, find the link here.

For questions please contact DCCS at 512-232-7362 DCCS@austin.utexas.edu

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March 2018

Panel: Latinx social work in Austin

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Latinx Students and Scholars Network at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work invites BSW, MSSW, and PhD students to a panel discussion with Latinx social work practitioners and faculty regarding their experiences working working with the greater Austin Latinx community.

Lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact esther.calzada@austin.utexas.edu


  • Tony Nunez, BSW. Social worker with Austin’s homeless population.
  • Deliana Garcia, MA. Director of international projects & emerging issues, Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Maria Hernandez, MA. Founder & executive director, VELA
  • Becky Morales, LCSW. Manager, Collaborative Care at Dell Medical School


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Social Work & International Emergencies

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jacqui Stewart Bah’s experience is in responding to international emergencies and thinks this is a great area for social workers to be involved. She will cover how Peace Corps helped her get a start internationally, her personal experience working in an international setting, how students can go abroad with Peace Corps and the importance of having a global mindset.

Jacqui Stewart Bah currently works for the UT International Office as the Peace Corps Campus Recruiter. After completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Boston University, Bah joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Guinea, West Africa, an experience that she says absolutely changed her life and the direction of her career. Determined to work internationally after her Peace Corps tour, she returned to the United States to get her Master in International Public Health and Global Social Work from Tulane University. Since getting her master, she has worked mostly in West Africa, except for a quick year and half in Rwanda. Her passion is in creating and implementing holistic psychosocial programming for emergency settings, such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and most recently for communities impacted by Boko Haram in Niger. An Austin native, Bah is enjoying being back home and working stateside in her current role at UT Austin.

Register for the event on Steeryourcareer here

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Sports social work

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Sport Social Work” by Emmett Gill, MSW, PhD. Register here.

Sport social work has existed since Jane Addams used athletics to help acculturate immigrants into U.S. communities, but only in the last decade has it emerged as one of the most exciting new areas of social work practice. This workshop will introduce participants to current practices in sport social work. Sport social workers now practice in professional sports leagues and at top intercollegiate athletics programs. The presentation will describe models of sport social work, sport social work advocacy and community building, and ways to pursue careers in sport social work. Consideration of characteristics of student athletes and their vulnerabilities, as well as youth vs. college and professional sports issues, will be addressed via case studies and discussion.


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GRACE event: Tele-delivered counseling for home-bound seniors

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The GRACE program presents

Namkee Choi, PhD, and clinical team
Improving Access to Depression Treatment for Low-income Homebound Seniors Through Tele-delivered Counseling

CEUs available. To RSVP or for more information contact Kayla Richards, kayla.richards@utexas.edu

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Otis Lecture: Environmental justice, racism, and health disparities

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture presents

Sacoby Miguel Wilson, PhD
Environmental Justice, Racism, and Health Disparities: Use of Community-Engaged Research for Capacity-Building, Inpowerment, and Action

Free admission. UT Parking fees apply. 2.5 CEU, fee is $10 payable at the door. RSVP here.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Elena Craft, PhD, senior health scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Catherine Cubbin, PhD, associate dean for research, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
  • Shannon Jones, MPA, Central Health Board of Managers
  • Jon Olson, MSSW, director of equity and inclusion, Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities

About the lecture: Environmental racism is a pervasive issue that leads to environmental injustice and health disparities. The social work profession is increasingly becoming involved in environmental justice issues as they are intrinsically connected with social justice. In the 2018 Otis Lecture, Sacoby Miguel Wilson will discuss the intersection between race, place, hazards, vulnerability, and disasters. He will also discuss how to use citizen-science approaches to help address environmental justice and health issues, and how to use community-engaged research to “inpower” populations impacted by environmental injustice.

About the speaker: Sacoby Wilson, PhD, is an associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park. Wilson has over 15 years of experience as an environmental health scientist in the areas of exposure science, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, community-based participatory research, water quality analysis, air pollution studies, built environment, industrial animal production, climate change, community resiliency, and sustainability. He works primarily in partnership with community-based organizations to study and address environmental justice and health issues and translate research to action.

The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture is supported by a permanent endowment established by Dean Otis to inspire further academic attention to current social problems.

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Social Work Student Day at the Legislature

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please join your classmates and professors for advocacy, knowledge building, and solidarity with other social work students from around the state.
Registration is required. Register now! The first 120 students to register get in free.

  • Meet at the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in the Texas Union at 9:00am.
  • Agenda will include: panel of speakers, group activity, rally and speak-out at the Capitol steps, and meetings with legislative visits (students are responsible for scheduling their visits ahead of time!)
  • Wear burnt orange!
  • A training in preparation for this event will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 12pm – 1pm at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Deadline to register is March 2nd by 12pm.

Please also consider nominating yourself for the Andrew Marks Award! Details will be included in your registration confirmation email

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Panel: Sports and spirituality

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

More information coming soon!

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April 2018

Gerontology Resources Symposium

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This full-day symposium includes two half-day workshops: “Challenges and Opportunities in Health Policy and Aging” by Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW and “Ethics in Health Policy: Ethical Policy Processes and Using Technology with Older Adults” by Allan E. Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD.

Register here.

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