What’s Up in Social Work?
Thank you to Liza Lorenzetti and all the faculty who donated money to the student food bank. $75 was raised and donated.
Thank-you also to Catherine Pearl’s SOWK 355 class for their generous food and monetary donations made to the food bank before the winter break!
The red food collection bin will be outside the SWSA office (PF 4253) for the entire winter semester if you would like to make a donation. SWSA will be checking the bin and dropping donations off regularly at the student food bank.
Career and Employment Tip
By Angela Judge, Career Specialist, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
A professional resume is a critical tool for your job search. Sitting down to write a resume is a big task. I find it useful to create a comprehensive or master resume which includes all of your education and experience. This allows you to respond quickly when you hear about a position through your network or online. You can quickly scan your experience and pull out two pages that are most relevant to the organization based on their job advertisement. This strategy ensures you have a well written, comprehensive and targeted resume every time.
Your SWSA Representative of the Month:
1. What route did you take to becoming a University of Calgary Social Work Student? Where are you now in your studies?
I came to the Social Work program as a University Transfer student, from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I am currently in my 3rd year of my studies and can't wait for practicum in the fall!!
2. Why did you decide to join the Social Work Students' Association?
I decided to join SWSA to become more connected with my classmates and to officially become part of a "club" as I had never been a part of one before.
3. What role do you play on SWSA?
I am a co-chair of SWSA and oversee both the media committee and engagement committee and I also I sit on the BSW Committee meetings.
4. What has been your favourite part of belonging to SWSA so far?
My favorite part of belonging to SWSA so far, is that I feel like I have not only gotten to know my classmates very well, but a lot of faculty members as well.
5. What event are you looking forward to most this year?
I am looking forward to Social Work week!! We have a great speaker lined up!! Stay tuned for more details!!!