Virtual Experience Day 2024

We look forward to meeting you at Virtual Experience Day on July 25 from 4 – 6:15 p.m. MDT. Experience Day is a great opportunity to get to know the people who will support, encourage and inspire you on your social work career journey.

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Experience Day Agenda

We have a full lineup of engaging content that includes informative panels from faculty, alumni, and students, mini-classes, and opportunities to learn more about the GSSW program.

July 25, 4:00 – 6:15 p.m. MDT 

4:00 p.m. — GSSW Welcome with the Enrollment team and Dean Henrika McCoy

4:05 p.m. — Faculty Panel moderated by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Stephanie George

4:35 p.m. — Break

4:40 p.m. — Attend a virtual Mini Class.

5:10 p.m. — Break

5:15 p.m. — Student Services Panel moderated by Associate Director of Enrollment Megan Jarrad

5:40 p.m. — Break

5:45 p.m. — Current Students and Alumni Panel moderated by Associate Director of Enrollment Sarah Abrams

6:10 p.m.— Wrap up & Closing Remarks from Associate Dean of Operations Dusty DiSanto

Faculty Panel

 
Jessica Zaslav

Jessica Zaslav

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Field Faculty; Associate Director of Field Ed

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Michele Sienkiewicz

Michele Sienkiewicz

Professor of the Practice of Social Work

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Michele Hanna

Michele D. Hanna

Professor; Assoc Dean for DEI; Coordinator of Accreditation

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Tyrone Hamler

Tyrone Christopher Hamler

Assistant Professor

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Student Services Panel

 
Amity Good

Amity Lizabeth Good

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Denver Campus Program

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Anthony Dimitri Jones

Anthony Dimitri Jones

Assistant Director Denver Campus MSW Program

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Channing Spears

Channing Spears

Field Education Coordinator

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Mariegrace Veres

Mariegrace Veres

Director of Enrollment

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Stacy Said

Stacy Said

Career Development Advisor

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Mini Classes

  • TBD

    Experiential Therapy can be a guided activity, a game, a mental puzzle to work out, time in nature, or a physical challenge. Through Experiential Therapy, the client often moves out of their comfort zone and into a place of new insights of self-discovery, confidence building, self-awareness, and new methods of how to cope with issues in their life.

    Taught by Clinical Associate Professor Julianne Mitchell

  • Weighing our Worth: An Introduction to weight stigma and weight inclusive practice

    This mini-class begins by introducing the concept of weight stigma and how body weight and appearance is a part of our intersectional identity (and a source of potential privilege or discrimination). Next, we examine how weight stigma infiltrates public health messaging and the potential harms of that stigma. We will briefly review some of the science that supports taking a weight-inclusive approach to health and mental health practice. We end the mini class discussing some brief recommendations for clinical practice.

    Taught by Assistant Professor Erin Harrop.