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Post-MSW Fellowship Opportunity at CAPS

Posted On: 01/27/10 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is offering a full-time, paid, two-year Post-MSW Fellowship for the 2010-2012 academic years.

The application process, additional program information, and learning supports, are described on their web site: http://www.umich.edu/~caps or contact Tom Morson, MSW, ACSW at tmorson@umich.edu


Categories: Post-MSW Fellowships

Job Opportunity - Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator (Haiti)

Posted On: 01/27/10 | Comments (0)

UNFPA and UNICEF are urgently looking for candidates to assist with Gender-Based Violence prevention and response programming and coordination in Haiti. FRENCH FLUENCY REQUIRED, along with others details below. If interested please send resume, questions to mmarsh@unicef.org and use GBV Coordinator in subject line.

For more information, click 'read more'


Categories: Career Services

Join Us! Q&A Webinar Session - January 29 @ 3:30 p.m.

Posted On: 01/26/10 | Comments (0)

Join us for a Question and Answer Webinar Session for prospective students, applicants, and admitted students for Fall 2010. The session will be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions regarding admissions, financial aid, and any other questions they may have about the MSW program.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Registration for this session is required. Click here to register.

Contact the Office of Student Services with any questions.

Spring Break Job Networking Trip to Washington D.C.

Posted On: 01/25/10 | Comments (0)

Need Spring Break Plans?
Interested in a job in Washington D.C. after graduation?

Join us for a Job Networking Trip to Washington D.C.

March 3rd – March 6th, 2010

Network and shadow SSW alumni pursuing careers in the federal government, think tanks, research, non-profits and academic administration in the Washington D.C. area!

Interested? Come to an Information Session to get the details. Info Sessions will be held in the Career Center (SSWB 1696) on:

Thursday, January 28th, 12:00pm-12:30pm
Friday, January 29th, 12:00pm-12:30pm
Monday, February 1st, 12:00pm-12:30pm

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Michelle Woods at micwoods@umich.edu or (734) 763-6259

Categories: Career Services

Educational Agreement Coaching Sessions TOMORROW, 1/21 - 12 to 2 PM AND NEXT TUESDAY, 1/26 - 5 TO 6:30 PM

Posted On: 01/20/10 | Comments (0)


OFI will host an educational agreement coaching session TOMORROW, Thursday, 1/21/10 from 12:00-2:00 pm in room 3752. Light refreshments will be served.

This session will include:
* An overview of the form and its purpose
* An opportunity to brainstorm with students and staff
* An opportunity for Q & A

We will also offer another session next Tuesday, 1/26/10 from 5:00-6:30 in room 3816.

Please contact Sabrina Clark (csabrina@umich.edu) to RSVP for these session, or if you are unable to attend and have questions about your educational agreements!

Please bring a blank copy of the educational agreement form with you!

We hope to see you there!

Categories: MSW Students

Student Mental Health Advocate Award

Posted On: 01/19/10 | Comments (0)

Nominate a student to receive this award that recognizes outstanding student leadership in the area of campus mental health.

In 300 words or less, give the student's name, major, college/university, and describe how this student has helped to create a healthier and more inclusive campus community by:

• Raising awareness of mental health issues on campus through education and outreach, and/or
• Advocating for mental health services on campus for diverse student populations, and/or
• Helping to reduce the stigma of depressive illnesses.

The U-M Depression on College Campuses Conference Planning Committee will review the nominations, select a recipient, and pay travel expenses for the recipient to attend the 2010 Depression on College Campuses Conference, March 10-11, 2010, where the award will be presented. In addition, the person who nominates the selected student will receive free registration and hotel accommodations for the conference.

Deadline for nominations: February 5, 2010.
Award recipient will be notified by February 12, 2010.

Questions/Submit nominations to: Trish Meyer.

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Dell Social Innovation Competition

Posted On: 01/19/10 | Comments (0)

Grantor: Dell/University of Texas
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Award: $50,000

Dell and University of Texas are looking for college students who want to improve areas of critical human need through innovation. Any significant social issue can be addressed in this competition.

For more information, click here.

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Vote for May Commencement Faculty Participants!

Posted On: 01/18/10 | Comments (0)

MAY 2010 MSW DEGREE CANDIDATES - Your input is needed!

Please read & respond by Monday, February 1st.

The Graduation Planning Committee would like your input in suggesting faculty participants for the following roles in our SSW graduation ceremony on May 1st.

  • Marshals: (3) - coordinate the ceremony activities on the day of graduation
  • Readers: (2) - read individual names of graduates as they cross stage
  • Hooders (3) - place ceremonial Masters hood over graduates head before they cross stage

You do not need to specify roles - just names of the faculty you would like to see participate. The Graduation Committee will invite and assign the specific roles to those selected.


Categories: MSW Students

Winter Term SSW E-Newsletter

Posted On: 01/18/10 | Comments (0)

Please take a moment to read the Winter Term SSW E-Newsletter. It contains important updates regarding the School, upcoming events, info on the new Student Union, and more!

Categories: MSW Students

UM Career Center Winter Career Expo

Posted On: 01/18/10 | Comments (0)

The UM Career Center will be hosting a Winter Career Expo on Wednesday, January 20th from 2-6pm in the Michigan Union.

The Winter Expo is a great way to network with organizations and continue your job and internship search. The Career Center expects 50+ organizations and 1000+ students to participate in the event.

Registration is free for UM students and alumni. For more information, click here.

Categories: Career Services

Requesting Keynote Speaker Suggestions for May 2010 SSW Commencement

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

We are requesting suggestions for Keynote Speaker for the upcoming May 2010 SSW Commencement ceremony.

Individuals should be 1) respected human service professionals and 2) reside within the state of Michigan, preferably southeast Michigan.

Note that funds are not available, although a small honorarium may be given.

Please submit your suggestions by Monday, January 25th to: mtgorton@umich.edu

Also include additional descriptive information, such as title, agency affiliation, and if known personally - how do you know the suggested speaker?

Categories: MSW Students

Job Opportunities - Residential Program Supervisor & Referral Coordinator

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

The Ruth Ellis Center is seeking a Residential Program Supervisor and Referral Coordinator. The Ruth Ellis Center provides short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk gay, lesbian, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.

Please email resume to info@ruthelliscenter.org or fax to (313) 865-3372.

For job summaries & requirements, click '


Categories: Career Services

Job Opportunities - National Network of Depression Centers

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) is looking to hire full-time and part-time social workers. These opportunities are well suited for recent grads and current social work students.

Full-time positions are open to current MSW students and MSW graduates. Part-time positions are open for current doctoral (Ph.D.) and Masters (MSW) students.

Please send short cover letter with resume via e-mail to Niki Serras (nserras@nndc.org) with subject heading "NNDC: Social Work Positions".

For more information, click '


Categories: Career Services

Job Opportunities - Oakland Family Services

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

Oakland Family Services is seeking seeking Masters prepared clinicians with Criminal Justice experience to provide direct mental health and substance abuse services to adolescents and adults.

Candidates must be fully licensed with LMSW, LPC OR LLP, a minimum of 2-3 years experience serving clients who have been involved in the criminal justice system.

For more information, click here


Categories: Career Services

Job Opportunity - Transitional Housing Technical Assistance Specialist

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is seeking a Transitional Housing Technical Assistance Specialist. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Housing Programs Manager at NNEDV and is located in Washington, DC.

For more information, please click here.

Please send cover letter (including current salary range), resume and a writing sample to Anna Melbin at amelbin@nnedv.org, by February 1st, 2010.


Categories: Career Services

WDI Global Impact Intership Program

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

The WDI Global Impact Internship program offers Master's level students high-level, impactful, paid, summer internships with organizations and businesses located around the world.

Applications due: January 29, 2010

For information and to apply, please click here. Questions? Contact WDI-Internships@umich.edu.

Categories: MSW Students

Winter 2010 Deadlines for U-M International Funding

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

International funding opportunities supporting graduate/professional overseas internships, research & study:

• Thursday, 1/28, NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowships
• Monday, 2/1, Rackham International Research Awards
• Monday, 2/1, Center for Chinese Studies
• Monday, 2/1, Center for Japanese Studies,
• Monday, 2/1, Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships(FLAS)
• Monday, 2/1, Foreign Language Enhancement Program(FLEP),
• TBA in Jan/Feb: Nonprofit & Public Management Center’s Self-Directed Internship grants (students in Schools of Business, Public Policy and Social Work)
• Monday, 2/15, International Internship Individual Fellowships(all continuing students)
• Tuesday, 2/16, African Initiative Grant
• Monday, 2/22, Ginsberg Center’s Wallenberg Fellowship for Community Service Abroad
• Monday, 3/15, Center for European Studies
• Monday, 3/15, Center for Russian & East European Studies
• Monday, 3/15, Center for Korean Studies, SeAH-Haiam Arts and Science Scholarship
• Wednesday, 3/17, Center for International & Comparative Studies Research Fellowship
• Soon TBA! College of Engineering Fellowships for Internships Abroad

Overview websites:
International Institute’s Graduate Fellowships
Rackham awards
International Center Funding

Check with other Area Studies Centers in the International Institute for additional funding sources:
Center for Korean Studies
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies
Center for South Asian Studies
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Center for World Performance Studies

Need help? Contact Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, U-M International Center, tel. 647-2299

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

Women's Health and Fitness Day

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

Saturday, January 23, 2010, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Ypsilanti High School, 2095 Packard Road

Free community event - Everyone welcome!

This day is focused on educating the community – women and men of all ages – about various aspects of women's health. Attend various workshops led by U of M health professionals who are experts in their respective fields. The keynote speaker will be Florine Mark, President and Chairwoman of the Board of Weight Watchers Group, Inc.

For more information, please click here or email whfd.2010@gmail.com

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

REMINDER Placement Verification Form Due!

Posted On: 01/12/10 | Comments (0)

Placement Verification Forms are due Tuesday, January 19. Please follow the link below, where you will find the form. Once you have submitted the form, a message will be automatically sent to your field instructor for their verification.


Failure to submit this by the due date jeopardizes continuation in your field placement and your field instructor will be notified that you may not return to your agency until this is resolved. Any missed hours must be made up. Please contact your liaison or the field office if you have any questions.

Categories: MSW Students

Job Opportunity - Part-Time Community Organizer

Posted On: 01/12/10 | Comments (0)

Karen Bergbower & Associates (KBA) is a prevention, assessment, counseling, and consulting group based in Brighton, MI. KBA is seeking an energetic part-time Community Organizer to mobilize the Ypsilanti community, including its residents and organizations, to reduce adult binge drinking. The primary objective of the organizer will be to work with existing structures to establish a self-sufficient coalition using environmental prevention strategies.

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 18th

For more information, please read on -


Categories: Career Services

New Career Services Events and Workshops for Winter 2010

Posted On: 01/11/10 | Comments (0)

Welcome back and happy new year, everyone! The Career Services Office (SSWB Room 1696) would like to announce our brand new line up of events for this semester, including UMSSW Alumni Networking Sessions, a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, a Job Search and Interviewing Skills Workshop, and more. Career Services events are free, include light refreshments and drinks, and will take place February 10th - March 29th, 2010.

For more information, check out the SSW Events Calendar: http://www.ssw.umich.edu/events/upcoming.html

We hope to see you soon!

Categories: Career Services

Join the Spring Graduation Planning Committee!

Posted On: 01/08/10 | Comments (0)

The Graduation Planning Committee is looking for 4 - 5 MSW students graduating in May 2010 to join the committee.

We are having our first meeting on Wednesday, January 13th from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 1794 SSWB. If you would like to join, please reply to Michelle Gorton and confirm your availability.


Categories: MSW Students

Fulbright Information Sessions

Posted On: 01/08/10 | Comments (0)

• Tuesday, January 12
• Wednesday, January 20
• Thursday, January 28

All sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in room 2609 SSWB.

Fulbright Program Advisor:
Graduate, Professional School, & Arts Applicants: Amy Kehoe

For information on the Fulbright Program and fellowships, please visit the Fulbright Website.

Application Deadline (U-M): Friday, September 10, 2010.

Categories: MSW Students , PhD Students

International Institute Individual Fellowships (IIIF)

Posted On: 01/06/10 | Comments (0)

Designed to support U-M students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. Award amounts are up to $5,000.

For online application and fellowship details, click here.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2010

**Special Event** IIIF Grantee Panel: 2008-2009 IIIF Grantees will discuss preparing their projects and applications, making in-country contacts, and the focus of their projects. Q & A will follow. Thursday, January 14, 12:00-1:00pm, 2609 SSWB.

Questions? Contact: Amy Kehoe

Categories: MSW Students

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

Posted On: 01/06/10 | Comments (0)

Fellowships provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Please visit the IIE's Boren website for further information.

Questions? Contact: Amy Kehoe

Categories: MSW Students

US Social Forum Local Planning Meeting

Posted On: 01/06/10 | Comments (0)

Thursday, January 7, 5:30 p.m.
3752 SSWB

Come and learn about and be a part of the Washtenaw County planning for the US Social Forum Detroit.

Agenda items include:

• Agenda and logistics for MLK Day event
• Community outreach updates and next steps
• USSF internships
• Upcoming events and partnerships -- Hip Hop Summit, BIBTIF, Social Justice Conference