Features

Serving Diverse Populations: Understanding Changing Demographics, Intersecting Identities, and Best Practices

By Courtney Gauthier

As career development professionals, we help our clients find their paths and attain their goals. We must also recognize that individuals have different needs based on the intersectionality of their backgrounds and identities. Understanding projected demographic changes of our society and proven best practices is critical in serving diverse populations.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Teaching Career Development: A Primer for Instructors and Presenters 2nd Edition

Book Review By Judy Ettinger

This publication is a resource for those who are teaching career development in a formal classroom setting or through short-term workshops or informal presentations. Osborn provides insights and strategies that will help you effect changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes of your audience.

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Independent Practice

A Lifeline for Career Counselors in Private Practice

By Dave Gallison

Career counselors in solo private practice often struggle with learning how to run a successful business as well as balance their needs for peer connection. A new paradigm for career counselors supporting each other as well advancing the field is presented, based on a promising collective formed in Portland, Oregon.

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K-12

Using Gottfredson’s Theory of Circumscription and Compromise at the Elementary Level

By Glenda S. Johnson

Professional school counselors provide career exploration activities as part of a comprehensive school counseling program (ASCA, 2012). Gottfredson’s theory of circumscription and compromise posits that children eliminate several career occupations based on societal influences (Gottfredson, 1981). Career Day speakers can expose students to role models in non-traditional careers.

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Post-Secondary

Creative and Collaborative Considerations for a College Career Center

By Kristy Magee

How do we capture students’ attention on a limited budget while living in an instantaneous social media driven society? Consider these career center initiatives based on creativity and collaboration.

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Workplaces

Helping Individuals with Disabilities Find Meaningful Work Through Discovery

By Lisa Kelley

Individuals with disabilities often have a more difficult time finding the right job than individuals without disabilities. This article provides a brief overview of a process called Discovery, which career professionals can use to help their clients find meaningful work.

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NCDA News

NCDA Welcomes New Board Members

By Deneen Pennington, NCDA Executive Director

October 1st marks the beginning of the NCDA fiscal year. New Board members take office and future plans move forward.

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Tech Tips

Build Flowcharts, Diagrams, Other Infographics Using Lucidchart


Looking for a new way to display job-seeking steps for your clients or to demonstrate the stages of your favorite career theory? Lucidchart is an easy web-based tool that allows you to build flowcharts, diagrams, and other infographics from a variety of templates or from scratch. A limited version of this tool can be added as a free app through Google Drive or you can create an account directly through the website. Individuals with student or teacher accounts use the unlimited version of the tool for free by signing up with a school email address.

Tip provided by Christopher Belser, christopher.belser@ucf.edu

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