Features

Later Chapters with Garry Walz and Jeanne Bleuer

By Rich Feller

Second in the series of Later Chapters for Career Development Professionals, this article on Garry Walz emphasizes his boundless capacity for life and work. Fellow scholar and partner Jeanne Bleuer shares Garry's voice as an experienced NCDA leader.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Student Reactions and Career Counselor Experiences with the Career Construction Interview

By Mylene Culbreath and Suzanne Voigt

While studies have found that the Career Construction Interview (CCI) can help students navigate the career decision-making process, the CCI remains an underutilized resource in many university career centers. The following studies considered how undecided college students and career counselors reacted to the CCI assessment process.

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Independent Practice

Finding the Ultimate Career Happiness

By Maggie McCormick

It is fitting that the theme of the 2017 NCDA conference is “The Joy of Working.” After all, it takes place near what has been billed as “the happiest place on Earth.” Learn the three levels of happiness and how you can use them to find deeper levels of career happiness for you and your clients.

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K-12

A New Consortium Works to Expand School Counselors’ National Reach

By Edward A. Mainzer

The National Consortium for School Counseling and Postsecondary Success (NCSCPS) was founded by a group of school counselor educators in 2015 in response to then First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. NCSCPS advocates for and supports research around best practices for PK-12 college and career readiness. The purpose of this article is to highlight its development and implications for counselors.

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Post-Secondary

The Power of Personal Experience

By Mary A. Fitzgerald

This article focuses on how a new career development professional uses her recent career transition to assist her community college career center clients. These tips can be easily applied in other post-secondary settings as well.

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Workplaces

Preventing Job Seekers from Being Scammed

By Sandi Sibilio

Scammers are becoming more sophisticated at conning job seekers. Being scammed can have significant negative consequences. Career counselors can proactively help clients to identify the tell-tale signs of a scam before the job search begins.

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NCDA News

Intersectionality

By Yamonte Cooper

NCDA’s Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion created a diversity statement that was approved by the Board in March 2017. The purpose of the statement is to affirm NCDA’s position on diversity and inclusion. Further, it is a proud display of our values and aspirations as an organization while holding us accountable to exemplifying these values.

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Tech Tips

Using TodaysMeet in Career Workshops and Courses
 

TodaysMeet creates a personal chat room that you can set up and invite people to participate in while you are conducting a workshop or teaching a blended learning course. I have used it like a “Parking Lot” during a workshop where people can post questions throughout a session. To create a room, go to https://TodaysMeet.com, give your room a name (e.g. GCDFTraining). Decide when it closes—how long you want it to exist. Then click “Create your room.” Your TodaysMeet room is created! You can immediately share the URL to the room, which in our example would be “TodaysMeet.com/GCDFTraining,” and start the conversation.
 
Tip provided by Cindy Miller, PhD, cindy.miller@enmu.edu

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