Career Chat: How to Build a Career as a Multi-Passionate Person

  • February 8, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kick off Black History Month by attending our Career Chat Series with Dr. Azzie Forbes, Director of BSSW Social Work Practicum Education and Doctoral Lecturer at CUNY York College.


Dr. Forbes will discuss her career trajectory, professional experience and share information on:

  • Her experience being a Black woman in higher education and corporate spaces
  • Tips for showing up confidently in interviews
  • Ways to highlight transferrable skills during interviews
  • How a Social Work degree can open many career pathways
  • Ways to monetize your multi-passionate skills and expertise
  • The importance of being an empathetic leader
  • Her experience being a first-generation college student from a Caribbean household
  • Tips on re-locating to another state for graduate school and/or work
  • And more!




About Dr. Azzie Forbes

Dr. Azzie Forbes was born in Chicago, IL but has called Brooklyn, NY home since 2013. She currently serves as a Doctoral Lecturer and the Director of BSSW Social Work Practicum Education in the Department of Social Work at York College. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker. Her dissertation titled “Age & Resiliency: Defining Resiliency in Young Adults Ages 18 to 21” examines resiliency in the young adult population and aims to assist them in becoming more resilient over time through the use of her resiliency plan. Dr. Forbes is known for her work with the young adult population in non-profit organizations around NYC and her curriculum creation. Prior to joining the faculty at York College, she directed two Alternative High Schools in Queens, NY, worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, CDL Driver and Division 1 basketball coach.




This is an event taking place virtually. Additional details may be sent to you after registration.