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In the Trenches: Women Vocophers’ Contributions to the Career Development Field

In the Trenches: Women Vocophers’ Contributions to the Career Development Field

By Sarah Patterson-Mills  

This is the second  herstorical article (i.e., a history of pioneering women in the career development field written by a woman) designed to broaden and deepen our understanding of our professional roots. This article focuses on pioneering women vocophers (the first modern generation of employment counselors) who laid the groundwork for the Department of Labor Statistics in the United States and early vocational bureau practices. Implications for the modern career development practitioner will be discussed.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Intentionally Integrating Career Counseling Research, Practice, and Activities into Counseling Courses

Intentionally Integrating Career Counseling Research, Practice, and Activities into Counseling Courses

By Jacqueline J. Peila-Shuster and Angie C. Smith

Counselor educators strive to ensure future counselors gain a broad base of knowledge and skills. Keeping the “career course” separate from other counseling courses does a disservice to students and their future clientele. The NCDA Counselor Educator Academy created a resource to help counselor educators infuse career concepts into all the CACREP core areas. The authors of this article share sample activities and resources and encourage interested readers to access the complete guide.

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Independent Practice

Working Mothers and the Role of Paid Work Post-Pandemic: Using Super’s Life Career Rainbow as a Modern Tool

Working Mothers and the Role of Paid Work Post-Pandemic: Using Super’s Life Career Rainbow as a Modern Tool

By Michele Johnson

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many working mothers had to reduce work hours or stop working altogether to care for their families as schools and daycare centers closed. Some women may now be re-evaluating the role of paid work in their lives. Super’s Life Career Rainbow can assist in that process.

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K-12

Experiential Learning Options for High School Students

Experiential Learning Options for High School Students

By Tamara Royce

Understanding the differences in the various formats of experiential learning is the first step in helping high school students choose a career path. The purpose of this article is to outline three types of experiential learning programs that will assist high school students with career development and planning. These programs include externships, internships, and apprenticeships.

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Post-Secondary

New Landscape Makes Way for New Opportunities to Engage Student-Athletes

New Landscape Makes Way for New Opportunities to Engage Student-Athletes

By Valerie Ayer and Matt Darby

Student-athletes face many challenges upon their arrival on campus. In addition to trying to become successful student-athletes, they face recent state and federal legislation, which has triggered a seismic shift in collegiate athletics. Athletic departments are exploring external resources to create holistic programming to meet new needs. This article provides strategies for career services to reach an often hard-to-engage population.

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Workplaces

Getting Back In: Helping Relaunchers Return to Work

Getting Back In: Helping Relaunchers Return to Work

By LaShawn Randolph

Finding the right job after an extended leave can be difficult, yet possible. Knowing how to market oneself and how to find and use resources are important factors in making a successful transition. Career professionals can help Relaunchers build strong resumes, share resources, and break the stigma around career breaks.

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NCDA News

The Value of Appreciation

The Value of Appreciation

By Marie Haraburda

Empathy is the awareness of the feelings of others. Appreciation is the act of recognizing value in others for their contributions. Relaying success stories via the NCDA awards in a public forum with empathy and appreciation provides an environment of satisfaction for the recipients and the nominators. It’s time to submit nominations!

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