Jennifer Luna

Jennifer Luna Jackson

Jennifer Luna, MSSW, is a social worker, career coach, and trainer. She serves as Director of the DiNitto Center for Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, nationally recognized as a model Social Work Career Services program. Jennifer utilizes a collaborative yet strategic coaching approach to assist social workers in identifying their strongest skills, areas of knowledge, key strengths, and leadership characteristics. Jennifer has been invited to present regionally and nationally on career development topics, including personal branding, career development, and the professional development cycle for social workers. She currently serves as the Chair of the Consortium of Career Development in Social Work Education. In addition to her work with the University, she provides individual consultation to professionals seeking employment in the nonprofit and public human services sector, as well as the academic job market.

Join The New Social Worker on April 18 for a webinar with social work career expert Jennifer Luna Jackson. Learn to negotiate your best social work salary and benefits. Read more


The New Social Worker, in collaboration with BSCorbett Consulting, LLC, presents a series of two webinars for Spring 2018 - on self-care and salary/benefits negotiation. Join us for these career-enhancing presentations by top experts. Read more

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Regardless of your social work practice area, professional presentation skills are a must. Yet, 75% of people are afraid of public speaking. Read more


You made it through the job interview for the social work job you want. Now what? Do not neglect to follow up. Write a thank-you letter, connect on LinkedIn, and prepare for the next interview. The search isn't over until you start your new job. Read more


Preparing for your job search involves key steps that will make it more likely that you secure a social work job that is perfect for you. Read more

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LinkedIn is the most powerful networking site available today. Have you created your professional profile and checked out all the site has to offer your social work career? Read more

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