Features

Employing Superheroes to Empower Underserved Student Populations

Employing Superheroes to Empower Underserved Student Populations

By Casey L. Covel

Superhero blockbusters continue to break box office records. Entertainment sells, but how can career center professionals leverage it to help students consider their academic path with equal enthusiasm?

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Want to Teach a Social Justice Course? Teach Career Counseling

Want to Teach a Social Justice Course? Teach Career Counseling

By Melissa Fickling

Graduate training programs in counseling often offer stand-alone courses in career and multicultural counseling. Viewing the career counseling course as a social justice course from which to build advocacy knowledge, skills, and action may be a way to increase student engagement, as well as better address complex client needs.

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Independent Practice

Anxiety and Career Exploration: The C/AAP Framework Applied to Two Cases

Anxiety and Career Exploration: The C/AAP Framework Applied to Two Cases

By Michelle Tullier

Anxiety disorders are a leading contributor to the global mental health crisis and can impede a client’s ability to engage fully in the career development process. The Career/Anxiety Alignment Protocol framework aligns career counseling/coaching approaches with anxiety disorder treatment methods, enabling career practitioners to provide effective, complementary support.

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K-12

The Significance of Internship Programs in Secondary Education

The Significance of Internship Programs in Secondary Education

By Dominique A. Branco

Internship programs at the high school level are essential for career development. Through theory and practice, students can have the foundation of learning skills that will prepare them for the next phase of their professional life. As schools are a catalyst to student’s vocational goals, it is imperative that a foundation be laid out as early as freshmen year.

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Post-Secondary

Serving Our First-Generation University Students

Serving Our First-Generation University Students

By Donna Montoya

More than 50% of undergraduates in the U.S. are first-generation students. First-generation students encounter unique challenges that post-secondary career services professionals must address. If they ground their strategies in research, career practitioners can effectively support first-generation students.

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Workplaces

Discover One’s Ikigai when Considering Retirement and Other Career Transitions

Discover One’s Ikigai when Considering Retirement and Other Career Transitions

By Jocelyn Chan

Many employees view retirement as the great reward after years of hard work: a time to finally enjoy life. However, several countries with the longest-lived people instead focus on discovering their ikigai (pronounced ee-kee-guy), “a sense of purpose to life.” This article shows how career practitioners can guide their clients to find their ikigai.

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NCDA News

Congratulations to the Winners of the 56th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

Congratulations to the Winners of the 56th Annual Poetry & Art Contest

Thanks to everyone for celebrating National Career Development Month! View the winning poems and art work - be inspired today!

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Tech Tips

Improving Digital Literacy with Creative Commons

When creating graphics, presentations, or logos for a professional brand, career practitioners often turn to the internet to find resources. Creative Commons provides information about fair use of media found online including how and when to attribute the owner and what can and cannot be modified. The site provides links for finding resources and ways to avoid copyright infringement.

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

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