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 Later Chapters with Niel Carey

Later Chapters with Niel Carey

By Rich Feller

E. Niel Carey was the first Executive Director of NCDA. This is the eighth interview within the Career Convergence series on experienced NCDA leaders as they offer insights about their “later chapters” and navigating a lifetime of transitions. This project hopes to add to the knowledge base of ageless aging, transitions, and questions critical to developing career development leaders.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

 The Counselor Educator Academy: Promoting Best Practices in Teaching Career Counseling

The Counselor Educator Academy: Promoting Best Practices in Teaching Career Counseling

By Melinda M. Gibbons

The NCDA Counselor Educator Academy (CEA) supports faculty and instructors teaching graduate level career counseling courses. This article provides a brief history of the CEA, an overview of activities, and ways to become involved.

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Independent Practice

Values-Guided Career Searching

Values-Guided Career Searching

By Edward Kuras

Career decision-making may involve many constructs of varying significance to the individual. Defining values and their importance is a relevant task in the career coaching process. This article covers that task and addresses the impact of societal change on the workplace. Strategies and interventions to conceptualize and identify values are provided to help career coaches support their clients.

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K-12

 STEM Career Development with the Help of Industry Experts

STEM Career Development with the Help of Industry Experts

By Susan Marchese

The COVID-19 pandemic catapulted STEM careers into the spotlight, and as a result, students excited about science became more aware of possibilities in STEM careers. Industry experts created free STEM career resources for counselors guiding middle school and high school students such as toolkits for counselors committed to preserving occupational and environmental health and safety in workplaces.

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Post-Secondary

Mapping the Future of Undergraduate Career Education: Equitable Career Learning, Development, and Preparation in the New World of Work

Mapping the Future of Undergraduate Career Education: Equitable Career Learning, Development, and Preparation in the New World of Work

Book review by Lisa Novack

Critical issues in undergraduate career education prompted the need for an exploration of paradigms and development of strategies. Three editors and twenty-one authors combined their expertise to share the landscape of career education and the world of work, the critical considerations of inclusion and equity, paradigm shifts, and experiential learning, into one new book.

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Workplaces

Helping Clients Overcome Obstacles to Virtual Meetings

Helping Clients Overcome Obstacles to Virtual Meetings

By Ken Meeker

Virtual meetings are an excellent platform when clients are equipped with the knowledge and tools to use them. Career practitioners can help differently abled clients and others who find virtual meetings challenging to build their confidence in these platforms and positively impact their careers.

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NCDA News

Career Development Around the World: A Call for Proposals

Career Development Around the World: A Call for Proposals

By Lisa Severy

Career development practitioners, facilitators, counselor educators, counselors, specialists and others are encouraged to submit proposals for the 2023 NCDA Global Career Development Conference.

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Tech Tips

Practice Presentations and Job Interviews with Yoodli

A powerful free tool available to help build confidence in speech is Yoodli. Built with artificial intelligence, Yoodli reviews your presentations and provides feedback on confidence level, hedging words, pacing, and articulation. Introduce Yoodli to your students/clients to improve interviewing skills - have them participate in mock interviews and receive real time feedback, play games to increase confidence, and share recordings with others for feedback. There is a library of videos on interview techniques and tips for better presentations.

Tech Tip provided by Dirk Matthews, dirkwmatthews@gmail.com

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