Features

Using Cultural Humility and Narrative Approaches with Diverse Clients

By Marty Apodaca and Shalom Bond

Cultural identity is an important -- but often overlooked -- component in the career development process of clients of color. This article suggests connecting with diverse clients using Cultural Humility and Narrative approaches. These methods can uncover common fears about entering the workforce while drawing upon group and interpersonal strengths.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Create One Class: Designing a College Career Course Across Career Developmental Stages and Interests

By Rebecca Dordel

Counselor Educators in programs that specialize in training career counselors may struggle with helping future counselors develop skills to teach their own career development courses. This article discusses the common challenges that beginning counselors face, and a unique approach to encourage students to take ownership of customizing their career course.

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Independent Practice

Managing the Challenges Associated with Career Advancement

By Beth Wingert

Clients seeking to advance in their career paths will inevitably encounter some bumps along the way. Having the support of a career practitioner helps them build confidence, balance their roles, and mitigate challenges – self-imposed or otherwise––as they progress into leadership positions.

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K-12

Post-High School Planning for Graduates Who are Not College-Bound

By Heather Robertson

The importance of assisting the non-college-bound high school graduate in post-graduation planning is explored. Ideas are presented for this population, as well as collaborating with outside partners, and the importance of buy-in from administrators, parents, and students.

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Post-Secondary

What I Learned About Internships from Being an Intern

By Craig Ames

Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I had known that before I started.” After struggling through finding, acquiring, and working in a mental health counseling internship, I have ended with a Top Five list of things to know and do, including starting early and being humble.

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Workplaces

Best Practices in Working with Women Returning to the Workplace after a Career Break

By Pamela Weinberg

The job search process is typically challenging for women who have taken time off from work. Strategies, tactics and tips were used to generate a three-step process to help ease the back-to-work transition for women.

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Tech Tips

Confused by Time Differences?

Whether scheduling a meeting with a colleague in a different location or working with a client via distance technology, getting the time zone information incorrect can make a difference. Figuring out the time differences in your head can be challenging. World Time Buddy makes it easy to compare different time zones using a webpage or a mobile app. The free version allows you to save up to four locations or time zones and there are paid versions for more options. Just bookmark the site or download the app for ease of use – anytime!

Tip Provided by Katherine (Kathyy) Battee-Freeman, kathyy@uis.edu

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