College of Health

School of Social Work

Careers in Social Work 2014

This panel discussion featured social workers from multiple practice areas discussing their careers and the opportunities / trends they anticipate over the next decade

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM




University of St Thomas, McNeely Hall, MCH100

A panel of School of Social Work alumni discussed the trends and career opportunities they are seeing in their organizations and practice areas.  

Panelists included:

  • Kate Berg, BSW, LSW, Anoka County contracted Case Manager - Developmental Disability Unit
  • Tim Eiesland, MSW, LICSW, Senior Program Manager, Catholic Charities
  • Elizabeth Nordland, BSW, LSW, Special Projects Coordinator, Office of Governor Mark Dayton
  • Tanya Rand, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker, Bethesda Hospital Outpatient Services, HealthEast
  • Panel moderated by Sarah Ferguson, Ph.D., LISW, BSW Program Director

VIDEO: View the video of the program by clicking on the links to the following segments:

  • Introduction: View HERE
  • What brought you to social work and what continues to excite you about the discipline? View HERE
  • What do you consider the key skill set of a social worker? View HERE
  • Could each of you speak to the trends and opportunities you are seeing in your organization (and your area of practice) for social workers at all levels of licensure. View HERE

Selected Q&A:

  • What do you look for when interviewing social workers for a job? View HERE
  • To the clinical social workers: How did you decide to pursue a clinical social work career instead of one of the other mental health professions? View HERE
  • Final question: What do you like most about your job? View HERE
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