SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS: Meet the Professionals Feb. 7th!
There is nothing quite like speaking directly with a professional for a reality check on what it takes to enter and excel in a career. All students are invited to these outstanding roundtable discussions. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Look who's coming~
Students with a social science background have a wide range of careers to choose from. Learn more about these options by gathering information directly from professionals coming to campus on Thursday, February 7th in the Multi-purpose room, lower level of the UC. The program schedule includes:
- 4:00p.m. Panel of Social Work Professionals
- 5:00p.m. Roundtables featuring professionals from various disciplines
- 6:00p.m. Mixer/individual conversations continue with refreshments provided
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Meet the Professionals engage students in career conversations with professionals doing interesting work. This year the roundtables feature:
Professionals featured at the roundtables include:
- Rachael Woody, currently works at Linfield College. She graduated from Pacific University with a History major and earned a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) from Simmons College with an Archival Management concentration. Following graduation, Rachael worked at the Smithsonian Institute as a Project Manager and worked her way up to Chair of the Archives and Special Collection Council. She is a professional dedicated to outreach, archival processes and collections care, particularly within an academic and cultural institution environment.
- Wendy Peterson, Social Service Director and Conciliation Manager at Washington County. Conciliation Services assists parents in dispute about custody and/ or parenting time for children. The program provides mediation services, custody and parenting time evaluations for the Court and couples counseling.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
- Jeffrey King, Economic Development Manager works for the City of Forest Grove, Oregon. His primary responsibilty is to promote the growth of the local economy. Jeffrey earned a BA in Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and an MPA from Pennsylvania State University. For 25 years he has worked in economic development, housing, community development and planning. Nearly all positions required grant writing.
LABOR MARKET ANALYST
- Jill Cuyler, Workforce Analyst at the Oregon Employment Department. Jill's primary role with OED is to provide timely, relevant labor market data to local businesses and workforce organizations. This data covers a variety of economic and demographic topics including employment levels, unemployment rates, wages, industry and occupational breakdowns, forecasts, and workforce gender and ethnicity distributions.
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
- Jesse Holman, LPC works at DBT Portland received his master's degree in counseling from Portland State University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. Before joining Portland DBT, Jesse worked in a DBT program at a community mental health center located in Vancouver, Washington. His professional interest and experience is in the area personality disorders and addictions. At Portland DBT, Jesse is a member of the DBT-S team where he conducts individual and group therapy.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
- Marjorie Greenhut, LPC, LMFT works at West End Counseling Associates. Marj has had extensive training beyond the requirements in either California or Oregon. She has studied with such prominent theorists as Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Carl Whittaker, Lonnie Barbach, Stephen Aizenstst, Irv Polster and others.
- Marni Doerfler, MSW obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Western Oregon University in 1998 and her MSW from Boise State University in 2005. She has worked with youth as a middle school classroom teacher, residence hall manager and school social worker for pregnant and parenting teens, a family support specialist for youth in the custody of the Oregon Youth Authority, and is currently the program director for the largest Independent Living Program in Oregon. Marni is also a member of the Oregon Department of Human Services State Advisory Committee for Independent Living Programs in Oregon and a Regional Representative for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – Oregon Chapter.
- Elaine Charpentier Philippi, RBSW, Internship Services Specialist for the Business Education Compact; Social Workers Political Action Committee Chair – Oregon Chapter NASW and current Region II Representative to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Oregon. Elaine works as a field supervisor of undergraduate and high school students in paid internships offering professional coaching and other services. She is also responsible for designing tools used to measure student retention and program relevancy and outcomes. She is a graduate of Pacific University’s social work program and when she is not engaged with work or political action enjoys spending time in her community with her family.
- Michelle Pliske, MSW LCSW, Medical Social Worker works at Hospice & Palliative Care of Washington County. Michelle Pliske is a licensed clinical social worker and owns a private practice specializing in the treatment of childhood and adolescent mental health as well as provides pediatric end-of-life support to Hospice and Palliative Care of WA County. She received a degree in developmental psychology from the University of Washington and following graduation worked in neuroimaging for studies related to child development and early childhood mental health disorders. Michelle received her graduate degree with honors from Portland State University, School of Social Work. She has extensive training in providing expressive therapies for children and adolescents including play-based approaches and is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.
- Amy Salazar, MSW, Ph. D., Research Scientist at Social Development Research Group @ University of Washington School of Social Work. Amy does child welfare research primarily focusing on young people aging out of the foster care system. Her research involves understanding the experiences of youth aging of foster care, particularly in relation to pursuing postsecondary education and training. She also advises organizations who serve these youth on how to evaluate their practice and has developed process and outcome measures for this purpose. She is currently in the process of submitting grant applications to develop and test her own interventions to support the postsecondary goals of youth aging out of foster care.
- Eric Wolski, BSW – Youth Care Specialist Supervisor for Morrison Child and Family Services with the Residential Alcohol and Drug (RAD) Treatment Program at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility. Eric earned his Bachelors of Social Work from Concordia University in 2005. In his position, he works on an 18 bed secure treatment unit that house and serves both male and female clients. Eric overcame his addiction to alcohol in 2000, and uses his personal experiences with addiction to help teach and educate the clients that he works with.
- Leia Franchini, Public Health Associate works at the Center for Disease Control. Leia graduated from Pacific University in 2011 with a degree in anthropology/sociology and complemented her social science degree with studies in the natural sciences. She has worked as a fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Public Health Associate Program she trained as a public health advisor and assigned to serve Marion County, Oregon for two years. During the first year she worked in Emergency Preparedness with underserved populations and during the second year, coordinates the Community Health Improvement Partnership essential to health campaigns. She facilitates the regional network of Living Well programs a chronic disease self-management program. Leia plans to go to Medical School.
- Tyler Case, Director of Marketing works for CTA Labs. Prior to joining CTA labs, Tyler was a Clinical Specialist at QIAGEN and worked as a Sales Representative for Reliant Pharmaceuticals and Endo Pharmaceuticals. He previously worked as the Front Desk Manager at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Tyler graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2002 with a degree in International Politics.
RSVP at email@example.com and indicate which professional you would like to meet. Co-sponsored by the Social Science Division and the Career Development Center.
Posted by Career Development Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Feb 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM