"I Graduated! Now What?": 5 Things Every New Social Worker Should Know
Monthly Lunch 'n Learn Webinars - Free for NASW Members, Open to all! (1 CEU)
Wednesday, May 5 - 12-1 p.m. CST
Presenters: Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, and Shereen Reda, MSW, LISW
After all the work, stress, and anticipation, the day has finally come: you’re graduating and officially becoming a social worker! So…now what? Licensure, the job search, supervision – it’s a new list of things to get done, and a lot to think about. If you find yourself wondering where to start and lost in a new world of information, we’ve got you covered.
We’re inviting all social workers who are about to graduate, new to the profession, those who are instructors or supervisors of students, or want a refresh on key elements of navigating the profession to join us as we describe the top 5 things every new social worker should know. We’ll share tips and tricks for making sure you start your new career off the right way, and provide resources to support you along your professional journey.
You will receive your access information the day before the webinar.
About the Presenters
Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, is Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, MN Chapter. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg College, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in social work at the University of Minnesota. Karen is a community faculty member in the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Minnesota teaching macro practice courses in Program Development, Leadership, Budgeting, Fundraising, and Social Policy. Previously Karen was Director of Youth and Family programs for a non-profit in North Minneapolis for 12 years, worked as a consultant helping organizations collect and utilize meaningful data and facilitating strategic planning, and served as adjunct faculty in the MSW programs at Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine, St. Cloud State University, and St. Olaf College.
Shereen joined NASW-MN as Chapter Coordinator in September 2018. In this role, she supports the management of Chapter programming, communications, events, membership development, and administration. Prior to NASW-MN, she spent most of her career working in the anti-sexual violence movement, including in direct service advocacy, prevention, and state-level systems change. Shereen completed her Master of Social Work degree at Augsburg University in 2014, and holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She loves having enthusiastic debates and is passionate about ensuring representation all identities and experiences in the social work profession. Shereen loves yoga, hiking and cooking, and is currently working on learning a fourth language.