Kathy Marcolina, MSS, LSW Office Hours at GSSWSR:
Career Counselor Mondays 9:45-5:15
Office: 610-520-2615 Tuesdays 9:45-6:15
email@example.com Wednesdays 9:45-6:15
Thursdays 9:30-5:00 *by phone only
APPOINTMENTS: General appointment times are at 10:30, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 or 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Kathy will be glad to accommodate other appointment times if possible. Appointments may be in person or by phone and length is up to 45 minutes. To make an appointment, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your day and time(s) in mind and Kathy will get back to you. ALUMNI are offered up to three individual counseling/coaching appointments, plus unlimited resume reviews throughout your career.
Click links below to enter password protected job boards.
Masters Jobs **
Ph.D. Jobs **
** For user name and password, send an e-mail to email@example.com with your name and graduation year from BMC GSSWSR and a reply will be e-mailed to you with the user name and password within 2 business days.
The Graduate School of Social Work learns of jobs from many area agencies, social work alumni and area employers via multiple sources. Social Work as well as Human & Social Services job listings, among others, are posted for current students and alumni in our on-line password protected job boards. These boards are specifically ONLY FOR THE USE OF GSSWSR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI.
The job boards offer professional full and part-time jobs for Master's and Ph.D. prepared Social Work professionals across a wide spectrum of categories. The date the job is posted is in the top right hand corner of each listing. Listings will be added from the top to make it easier to see new postings. Postings will be removed after 3 months time. *Before applying to any job posting, it would be best to check with the employer to be certain the job is still open and not filled. All job applications are to be done through the employer and not through GSSWSR.
The career counselor is conveniently located in the GSSWSR classroom building to meet the individual needs of current students and alumni. Individual career counseling will help you:
All advisement meetings are confidential.
Planned conveniently during students' class breaks throughout the fall and spring semesters, Career Development Services offers workshops developed according to student needs and in alignment with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 41 Practice Behaviors and 10 Core Competencies for personal and professional growth as a Social Worker. Workshops address social work specific, and sometimes year specific career development topics such as: strengths identification, SW career paths, getting your license, resume format and content, interviewing skills, job search strategy, and cover letters.
See the current schedule of workshops on the GSSWSR Events Calendar.
Located on site at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the annual Career Information and Jobs Fair held each March, hosts 30 (plus) employers who come to campus specifically to meet with social work students; many with job openings for graduating students. GSSWSR alumni are also invited to attend.
Many alumni from the Graduate School of Social Work and from Bryn Mawr College are willing to talk with students and other alums about what they do. Our alumni are among our most valued resources. If you are evaluating career opportunities, seeking information about employers or wish to learn more about a professional role, the advice of experienced alumni can be invaluable.
If you have not previously received a password, follow the link on the Alumnae site and click on "Request a Password".
Athena's web is another online community of Bryn Mawr alumnae. This will connect you to a pool of alums in any particular region. www.brynmawr.edu/alumnae/athenasweb/
Bryn Mawr College Career and Professional Development (CPD) offers a "credentials" service whereby you may store your letters of reference. Upon request, the CPD forwards letters on your behalf to potential employers or to graduate schools. Learn more about the service and download forms at: http://brynmawr.edu/cpd/students/credentials.html
In keeping with the School's commitment to continuous learning throughout each social worker's career, the School offers a professional development series running from October through February. These workshops for post-graduate professionals present a spectrum of social work issues sensitive to the needs and suggestions of alumni. See current schedule of Professional Development classes.
skills and service that you provide to students are truly like no
other. I simply can't express how grateful I am, for the individual
attention that you paid to my job search process, as well as the
workshops that you hosted which got me moving in the right direction at
the right time." E. Grecco, '14
91% reported they were employed by the one year mark following graduation. Of those employed, 96% were employed in the Social Work or Human Services Field (up from 90% in the previous year.) 81% had Full-Time jobs in the Social Work field (up from 78% in the previous year.)
Within 3 months time after graduation, 56% of students had jobs in the field of Social Work.
14% had found new jobs in the field of Social Work, before graduation; many from their 2nd year field placement agency or from the annual Career Information and Job Fair held at GSSWSR.
Kathy Marcolina, MSS, LSW
As a former social work therapist and business/career coach, Kathy brings a unique counseling and coaching approach to her work with social work students and alums. Her particular experiences and skills enable her to be very effective and efficient in helping students/alums to discover their unique talents and strengths, identify the populations and settings that are the best fit for their ultimate career goals and assisting them with the job search process toward finding their post graduate job or their next professional job in a career path that will continue to develop their growth in their clinical or community work.
Kathy is proud to be an alumna of the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. After graduate school, she went on to have a very successful career as a Clinical Social Worker, Therapist and Psychotherapist. For 14 years, she worked in a variety of clinical settings including her first job in a non-profit United Way agency; who hired her following her second year field placement, then onto small group practices; doing both out-patient and in-patient work, and finally working in a university counseling center.