GSSW Student Events

From fun community-building activities to self-care sessions and professional development workshops, we offer a wide range of programming to support and enrich your graduate student experience. This page provides information about Commencement ceremonies and upcoming events for students.

Career Services

Career Readiness Workshop: Creating Connection through LinkedIn

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Interested in learning how to build a LinkedIn profile that attracts hiring managers?  Curious how others are getting job leads, referrals, and invites to interview?  Creating a LinkedIn profile is the first step, but using the platform to gain and grow connections is key.  Join this workshop to learn how to utilize LinkedIn to raise your visibility and assist you in your job search!

Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. MDT, Virtual
Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

 

Career Services

Career Readiness Workshop: Staying Motivated through Your Job Search

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Does the thought of starting your job search give you anxiety?  Are you feeling overwhelmed by your current job search?

If you've never gone through a professional job search or if your job search isn't going as planned, it is often hard to find the motivation to move forward.  It may be confusing to figure out the right strategy forward. 

Join this session to learn about the common pitfalls within a job search & strategies to overcome them.  

Tuesday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. MDT, Virtual
Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

 

Career Services

Association Fair

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Connecting to the greater Social Work field is pivotal in transitioning from student to graduate.  The earlier that one can learn about, join & work with a professional association the better.  Come and explore organization information, meet representatives and begin to build your connection to the field. 

While you are networking enjoy the pop-up refreshments organized by GSSW Office of Community Engagement!

Monday, May 7
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MT

Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

Career Services

Strategies for Starting a Non-Profit: An Interdisciplinary Event

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Dreaming about opening a non-profit? Join us for an event crafted to empower, educate, and equip you with the tools to turn your passion into impactful action. Connect with like-minded visionaries as DU alumni offer a roadmap to open a non-profit as they share their experiences. 

Unleash your potential, impact lives, and be the change you wish to see in the world. 

Monday, May 5
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. MT

Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu


This event is hosted by the Career Services & Alumni Engagement offices from DU Career & Professional Development, the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Morgridge College of Education, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Graduate School of Social Work.

Career Services

Connect with AnthroMed Education, a Leader in School-Based Therapy

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Interested in exploring employment in school-based therapy?  

Join this connection session to learn how AnthroMed Education partners with social workers who are looking for a healthy work environment, strong support professionally and training toward licensure, and competitive compensation and benefits.  You will get the opportunity to connect not only with hiring managers but also current AnthroMed Education social workers to get the details you can't learn about online!

Thursday, May 2
11:00 a.m.-12:00  p.m. MDT
Virtual

Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

Founded in 2019, AnthroMed Education provides the very best Special Education services to school pre-K-12 school systems, including but not limited to Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, and Related Services. We believe in working with our team to provide constant support, which ultimately leads to better outcomes for students. We place our team members in pre-K-12 schools where they can truly make a difference in children's lives. Our team is like family and the cornerstone of our organization.  Visit their website here.

Career Services

CO Licensure Information Session

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Nervous about starting the licensure process?  Unclear of how licensure works?  What to understand the changes to the licensure process coming out of the 2024 Legislative Session?  Then join GSSW Career Services & Professional Advising as we host the CO Licensure Information Session.

Panelists:  Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director - National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter

Monday, April 29
11:00 a.m. MDT, Virtual

Register in PCO or email GSSW.Careers@du.edu

Career Services

Social Workers in Workforce Development

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A key element of one's ability to thrive within a community is their ability to find living-wage employment; however, some individuals find this challenging as they navigate barriers (education, mental health, trauma, medical/physical challenges, dependent care, etc.). 

Social workers who work as occupational social workers or within workforce development programs promote social justice, challenge oppressive systems, empower workers, recognize diversity and intersectionality, and enhance worker well-being.

Join this panel discussion and learn from GSSW alumni who work toward creating more equitable, inclusive, and empowering workplaces.

Tuesday, April 16
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. MT

Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

 

Career Services

Exploring Your MSW Pathway: Mental Health

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The more you understand how your academic pathway translates into a post-graduate career path, the more confident you will be in navigating the curriculum and using your time at GSSW to the fullest!

With a focus on MENTAL HEALTH this virtual event allows you to connect with faculty, alumni, and employers working in California and ask candid questions about social work pathways, understand industry trends that can impact your work, and informally build a network of colleagues within your area of interest.

**All GSSW students, not just those living in California are encouraged to attend!

Monday, April 15
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. MT

Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

Career Services

GSSW LinkedIn Headshots

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This event is ONLY open to GSSW Students & recent graduates.  


Research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. This image is your first chance to make a good impression with an employer — and it's a key element of your brand!

GSSW Career Services has contracted with a local photographer.  Join us for this event to get a free headshot!

Monday, April 8
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. MT
Craig Hall

Register in PCO or email gssw.careers@du.edu

**Priority will be given to those who register in PCO by Friday, April 5 @ 12:00 p.m. MDT.**

University of Denver Commencement

Commencement is the symbolic ceremony held by the University to mark the beginning of your new professional life. DU holds Commencement ceremonies in June and August each year. Participation in the Commencement ceremony does not mean you have completed/earned your degree.

Please visit DU's Commencement page for more information.

  • Held in June each year, the Spring DU Commencement Ceremony is open to students who graduated during the previous fall or winter quarter, as well as current spring quarter graduation candidates.
  • Summer quarter graduation candidates are eligible to participate in the Summer DU Commencement Ceremony, which is held in August each year.

For questions about GSSW's Graduation process, please visit the Graduation page.

For DU policies and procedures governing Commencement ceremonies, please refer to the DU Graduate Bulletin.

Commencement FAQ