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Is Your Future Career in Social Services?

By: Alejandra Ruiz, DePaul University honors marketing major ‘16

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 10.39.26 AMInterested in pursuing a career in social services? Eager to learn and connect with professionals in the field? “Working for the Common Good” is a professional development and networking event that provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in discussions around key topics, best practices and issues within the social service community.

You’ll have the opportunity to talk to over 30 notable professionals that will be representing different settings including non-profit organizations, associations, schools, government agencies, research centers, clinics, cultural institutions, and more.

Specifically, this event will provide you with the opportunities to:

  • Participate in roundtable discussions where representatives discuss topics ranging from community outreach, advocacy, program development, research, school counseling, and more
  • Hear representatives talk about their work cultures, the range of entry to seasoned roles, and key competencies needed to work at their organization
  • Network with fellow DePaul alumni and pick their brain about best practices, trends and marketability
  • Learn about participating student organizations and how to be a part of various projects

This is a great opportunity to meet professionals in all areas of social service and to learn more about unique roles, best practices, and ways to be marketable in the field.

To get a sneak peek of the roundtable topics, the list of guests attending, and to register, please visit Handshake!

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