Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Working for the Common Good

Working for the Common Good 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5-7pm, Lincoln Park Student Center, 120AB 

Sneak Peek of Event! 

Program Overview 
Specifically, this event will provide opportunities to: 

  •  Participate in roundtable discussions ranging in topics from community outreach, program development, advocacy, research, school counseling, and more! 
  • Visit “Open House” tables featuring various social service settings to learn about work cultures, understanding the range of entry to seasoned roles, and key competencies needed 
  • Network with fellow DePaul alumni about best practices, trends, and marketability 
Program Agenda 

4:35-4:45pm Check-in for Students, Alumni, and Professional guests 
5-5:05pm Welcome Remarks 
5:05-6:30pm Topic Roundtables

  • Meet with professionals regarding key topics and trends in social service 
6:30pm-7:00pm Open House Tables 

  • Visit organization tables to learn about missions, path, and what roles for entry level professionals and master level candidates can look like 
  • Meet with information tables for graduate programs and other resources 
7:00pm Conclusion of event 

Topic Roundtables: 

  •  Behind the Scenes – Grant Writing, Development, and Research 
  •  Counseling and Support through a Feminist Lens 
  •  Impacting Students in Higher Education Settings 
  •  Management and Administration 
  •  Mentoring for a Living – Professional Roles in Mentoring 
  •  Self-Care: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others 
  •  Service Roles in Government, Hospitals, and For-Profit Settings 
  •  Service through Conflict Resolution, Advocacy, and Social Justice 
  •  Social Service with an International Focus 
  •  Starting Points: Social Service Roles with a Bachelor Degree 
  •  The Collective Voice – Collaborations among Educators and Counselors 
  •  The Role of Crisis Intervention 
  •  Trends and Hot Topics in School Counseling 
  •  Understanding Credentials and the Licensure Process 

Sneak Peek Highlights of Professionals Participating (Over 30 Professionals Participating!) 

  •  Assistant Director, TRIO Services, DePaul University 
  •  BAM Mentor Founder and Training Manager, Youth Guidance 
  •  Case Manager and Resident Counselor, Heartland Alliance 
  •  Restorative Justice Specialist, Alternatives 
  •  Child and Adolescent Community Support Worker, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) 
  •  Director of Outreach, Instraspectrum Counseling 
  •  Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Secretary of State 
  •  Manager of Individual and Major Gifts, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago 
  •  School Counselors, Lane Tech, Jones College Prep, and North Lawndale College Prep 
  •  Senior Program Officer, McCormick Foundation 

Sneak Peek of Organizations Featured for Open House Information Tables: 
Organization Tables 

  •  Alternatives 
  •  Apna Ghar 
  •  Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) 
  •  The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago 
  •  Heartland Alliance 
  •  Instraspecturm Counseling 
  •  Lane Technical High School 
  •  Life Goes On – Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Program 
  •  McCormick Foundation 
  •  North Lawndale College Prep 
  •  Peterson Elementary School 
  •  Urban Alliance Chicago 
  •  Youth Guidance 

Resource Tables 

  •  DePaul MSW Program 
  •  DePaul College of Education, Dept. of Counseling and Special Education, Graduate  Counseling Programs 
  •  DePaul College of Education – Dept. of Education Policy Students and Research, Graduate  Social and Cultural Foundations in Education Program 
  •  DePaul Career Center 
  •  DePaul Graduate Admissions 
  •  DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program (ASK) 
  •  DePaul Student Counseling Organization (DSCO) 
  •  Finding Your Fit – Exploring Start Points with Populations, Places, and Positions (New!

We look forward to seeing you at the event!