Social Work - Winter Break Opportunities List

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 6 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"

Social Work

Networking Dinners:

New York, NY - Cheryl Kamen ‘1982, Director of Adult Services, LMSW, Hudson Guild

Westminster, MD - Lorna Rice ‘1981, Social Worker, Carroll Hospice;  Can provide students with a tour of our facility as well.

Job Shadowing:

Jennifer Carlson, P'2020, Director of Clinical Operations, Sheridan Medical Group (Buffalo, NY). Shadow Description: This is a privately owned and operated, Primary Care Practice. We offer to patients, staff and students the opportunity to interact with and observe all aspects of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team-based model of health care delivery. Other disciplines on the team include registered dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, masters prepared social workers, fitness specialists and neurologist/ sleep specialist. This practice has been serving the western New York community for nearly 15 years. Our physicians have over 50 years of combined experience in a variety of health settings including complex adult medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, sports medicine and acute care with under-served populations and in other developing countries. Background Check, Medical Compliance (i.e. vaccines, etc.) and Signed Health Information Privacy Agreement REQUIRED.

Cheryl Kamen ‘1982, Director of Adult Services, LMSW, Hudson Guild (Location: New York, NY) Shadow Description: Staff and/or department meetings, interaction with older adult participants, participation in activities/events; sit-in on walk-in social services, if interested. Lunch is included. I am a department head and, as such, don't provide much in the way of one-on-one services - it is more of an administrative experience, although there are opportunities to meet and interact with clients/participants throughout the day.

Paula Prentis, P'2020, Co-Founder, Author, Speaker, Your Self Series (Bedford Hills, NY). Shadow Description: Come spend a day with a mental health professional. See how a small company runs, including the failures and successes. Learn the details of the program's initiatives - to provide social emotional learning and teen identity development programs and services to educators nationwide. You will come to a residence. I'll listen to your interests in psychology, mental health, teen health, product development, research, neuroscience, social work and more. Then I'll explain what I do, how I started and many details of running your own company, writing books and helping communities and families. If your interests align with mental health and education, this is a strong opportunity for you to learn a great deal about it. You can also learn more at

Marlene Warner ‘1997, Executive Director, MA Council on Compulsive Gambling (Location: Boston, MA)  Shadow Description: Learn more about a statewide organization that deals directly with gambling through advocacy, prevention and skill building, public awareness and information dissemination, training, education and capacity building of a professional workforce, and intervention, treatment and recovery support of people dealing directly with problems.

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