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April 2016

Job Search Support Series: How to Make the Most Out of A Career Fair

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Jennifer Luna Jackson, Director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services, for a 5-part series of workshops on Monday’s from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  We begin with a one hour learning course on various job search strategies. The last 1/2 hour is YOURS!

Career fairs are a great opportunity to practice your interviewing skills while also connecting and networking with professionals in the field of Social Work. Come and learn the best way to prepare for a career fair and how to take advantage of all the opportunities presented. This session will cover skills such as preparing for the fair strategically, packaging yourself, fielding typical questions from employers and follow up.

This is an open and informal group.  You can come to one or all of the sessions but please be sure to register on Steer Your Career https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/

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Spring Career Fair

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The DiNitto Center for Career Services invites you to meet with 25+ organizations to find out more about their available opportunities at the Spring Career Fair.  The fair will be open to any interested in finding out about employment opportunities. There will be a networking event from 4:30 – 5:30 following the career fair.

Employers in attendance: AISD Americorps, Any Baby Can, Austin Child Guidance Center, BCL of Texas, Candlelight Ranch Foundation, Cenikor Foundation, Center for Autism and Related Disorders C.A.R.D, College Forward, Communities In Schools of Central Texas, Cross Creek Hospital, Department of State Health Services, Easter Seals Central Texas, Eating Recovery Center , Equal Justice Center, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, Helping Hand Home for Children, Keep Austin Housed, KIPP Austin Public Schools , Launch Wellness, LLC, LogistiCare Solutions, Mary Lee Foundation, National Domestic Violence Hotline, Peace Corps, Project Transitions, Regency Post-Acute Healthcare System, SIMS Foundation, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Travis County Adult Probation, U.S. Army, United Way for Greater Austin, WBC Opportunities, Workers Assistance Program, Workforce Solutions, WorldTeach

Sponsored by: Any Baby Can, Cross Creek Hospital, Regency Integrated Health Services, and The Salvation Army

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Parking is on your own and available in the Manor and Trinity garages.

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Field Instructor Appreciation

April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Research stories

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As a part of Undergraduate Research Week 2016, the School of Social Work will hold “Research Stories,” a panel of social work faculty and undergraduate students who will share their research experiences.

Scheduled panelists are faculty members Rowena Fong, Lori HolleranSteiker, Amanda Barczyk, and Vicki Packheiser; and undergraduate students Dora Gonzalez (BSW Research Fellow), and Naomi Peschke (BSW Research Fellow).

Pizza and water will be provided for those in attendance. Plan to join this fun and candid discussion about the speakers’ passion for applied research, real-life stories about getting into research, and interesting hurdles, successes and outcomes.

Undergraduate Research Week 2016 is the ninth annual campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity at The University of Texas at Austin. The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Senate of College Councils work together each year to host Undergraduate Research Week, which is designed to showcase the exciting research and creative work undergraduates are performing on campus. At the same time, Research Week introduces students to the possibilities for participating in the research mission of the university, and helps connect them to opportunities to get involved in research across a variety of fields.

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2+ Year MSSW Orientation to First Field

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work, Rm, 2.132,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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Social Work and Trauma Informed Care

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Barbara Jefferson, Clinical Director for the Center for Child Protection, will offer a round table discussion about working as a social worker in the field of trauma with children and families. She will look specifically at the work at the Center for Child Protection and trauma informed care in work with children and families. Her discussion will include how trauma informed care is critical in the healing process for children and families.

Register on STEER – https://www.myinterfase.com/utssw/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2futssw%2fStudent%2f

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April 26: Capstone Symposium

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

Join us to support students in the Community and Administrative Leadership concentration as they do Pecha Kucha style presentations of evidence-based macro practice projects completed for the capstone course.

Pecha Kucha means “chit chat” in Japanese. During Pecha Kucha presentations, speakers showcase their work using 20 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds, making each presentation exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds in length.


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PhD Committee

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Social Work, Dean’s Conference Room (2.206),
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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SWAN Benefit: Intro to Motivational Interviewing

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

“Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Techniques: Skills for Therapeutic Practice” by Kayle Evans. Register Here.

**Workshop proceeds benefit UT-Austin’s Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN) Scholarship Fund.**

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Veteran Spouse Network Launch

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
Join the Veteran Spouse Network for  the Central Texas Chapter launch event!

This event is free but requires registration.

Coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided starting at 9:30 am in the School of Social Work foyer. Main sessions and interactive activities start at 10:00 am inside the Utopia Theatre. Lunch will be provided. Speakers and activities soon to be announced!

Veteran spouses often bear the burden as caregivers to veterans, and report feeling that they and their families are left out of efforts that support veterans. The Veteran Spouse Network project will meet this need by providing a platform for communication and research action to enable veteran spouses to inform, evaluate and advocate for use of effective mental health care practices in their communities. Learn more about the Veteran Spouse Network Project.

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