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Social Work Alumni Experience Sharing

2022-05-16

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May

The USJ Department of Social Work organised a Career Sharing Experience with Social Work alumni for the year 4 Social Work students on May 5, aiming to build up a strong relationship between alumni and its graduating students.



On the 5th of May 2022, the Department of Social Work of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) organised a Career Sharing Experience with Social Work alumni for the year 4 Social Work students. The purpose of the gathering is to build up a strong relationship between alumni and the graduating students. 

The event was held on the 18th floor of the Residential Hall and partly supported by the Office for Student and Alumni Affairs (OSAA) as part of the USJ Social Community Bonding 2022 programme.

The event brought back more than a dozen alumni to their Alma Mater, all currently working for different organisations, including USJ’s long-term partner Caritas Macau, sharing their interview experience and job-hunting strategies in the employment market.

The first half of the event included a sharing session revolving around each alumni’s experiences with job-hunting in the social work field, and the interpersonal skills gained working in the different social welfare agencies. This sharing session enhanced the students’ knowledge concerning social work employment traits and work culture.

The second half of the event included a mock interview activity with the students. The alumni helped analyse the performance, pint-pointing the critical points students should pay attention to during the interview, and shared some interview answering skills during the activity.

Lastly, USJ invited alumna of social work and doctorate student Miss Marjory Vendramini, the Founder of the Cradle of Hope Association to share her experiences and insights on how social workers work with different professionals, including psychologists, with all the event’s participants. 

The event was successfully concluded with a refreshment and a souvenir gifting to the alumni participants.