Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Mark your calendar for upcoming events in the School of Social Work's Career & Professional Development Series. Current students and alumni are welcome to all events.


Social Work Job Fair

Friday, March 13, 2015 

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


Career Readiness Workshops with Professor Anna Haley Lock

12:10-1:10 pm in SSW Room 300

Resume Writing – Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
• Cover Letter Writing – Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
• Job Interviewing Skills – Thursday, Feb. 26 , 2015
• Compensation Negotiation – Tuesday, March 3, 2015
• Job Fair Prep Session - Friday, March 13, 2015 (11:30 am to 1:00 pm, SSW Rm. 106)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

By Meghan Chua

Professor Stephanie Robert accepts her award from Kurt Laha, UWPA Vice-President

School of Social Work professors Stephanie Robert and Marsha Mailick have been honored with a 2014 Postdoc Mentoring Award for their exceptional mentorship to postdoctoral researchers on campus.


Time spent as a postdoctoral researcher at a university is an important career step for scientists, researchers and scholars, giving those who support postdocs an important role in the university community. The award from the UW-Madison Postdoctoral Association (UWPA) recognizes these faculty members as excellent leaders and advocates for postdocs as they pursue success in their careers.


School of Social Work Director Jan Steven Greenberg said Robert’s and Mailick’s mentorship of young scholars has greatly benefited the campus....

Monday, January 26, 2015

UW-Madison School of Social Work MSW student Jennifer Jones, an advocate for children and families with more than 20 years of experience, will join the Milwaukee-based Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to lead a new three-year project meant to infuse, align and accelerate brain science research within nonprofit human-serving organizations, as well as policies and systems.


Read the announcement from BizTimes Milwaukee

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Madison—The Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) program has received a six month lease for a programming incubation space.


WisCARES, a collaborative project between the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work and School of Veterinary Medicine, provides social services to homeless people in Dane County while also providing basic veterinary care for their pets.


WisCARES received a free 6 month lease from St. Vincent de Paul as a trial period for the new clinic, which will be the program’s first space of its own.


Master’s students in the School of Social Work will be also have the opportunity to get practical experience by working in the clinic, providing social services to homeless clients.


“Having our own space really allows for us to begin the professional collaboration and training program, particularly for social work students,” said Maurice Gattis, WisCARES co-founder and assistant professor of social work.


The new location at 1312 Culmen Street will expand veterinary medical walk-in clinics, as well as act as a pet food pantry and office space to meet with clients for appointments and case management services. The program’s current clinic locations at the Salvation Army at 630 E. Washington Ave. and the...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

By Meghan Chua

In his new book, Browsing Through My Candy Store: Selected Reflections of a Policy Wonk, School of Social Work Professor Emeritus Tom Corbett, Ph.D., reaches out to current policy students and policymakers with reflections upon, and advice from, his career in social policy.


Corbett tells of the challenges and joys he had in tackling policy issues and working to create a more just society in a thoughtful and humorous narrative that hits on the different issues as if they are counters at his own “policy candy store.”


“In my experience, a lot of young promising policy types shy away from the challenges because they assume that doing policy will be as dry and boring as waiting for paint to dry or watching a curling match,” Corbett says in the preface. “This book should paint a very different picture of what policy is all about....

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