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The Reasonable Adventurer Approach to Career-Life Planning

By Michael J. Stebleton

Students of all ages need to develop the traits of a “Reasonable Adventurer” and apply them to the career development and planning process. Career development educators play a vital role in identifying and fostering these qualities in students, as well as integrating the concept into existing career strategies and services.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Best Practices for Undergraduate Psychology Career Planning Courses

By Mary Shuttlesworth and Laura Rose

Students may struggle with career preparation in disciplines like psychology, where a clear career path is not specified. Career planning courses may address this challenge. The purpose of this article is to provide strategies to effectively design career planning courses that may be tailored to meet the unique needs of students and institutions.

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Independent Practice

Fear: A Common Theme in Private Practice

By Beth Wingert

We’ve all worked with a client who desires, yet is fearful of, making a career change. The key is to help the client identify, break down, and manage the fear so that it is no longer a barrier to career development.

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K-12

Empowering Parents to Prepare Their Middle/High Schoolers for Post-School Transition

By Jaimie Patterson

In a perfect world, students graduate high school, pursue the career path that is best for them, and live a successful life. To do this, career preparation needs to start in middle school. Then students may select or by-pass a four-year college degree so as to travel different avenues to arrive at their dream job. This article contains easy steps to help parents prepare their children for the post-school preparation and transition.

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Post-Secondary

Working Learners Need Better Access to Career Advising: How and Why to Take Your Services Online

By Autumn Collins, Shalom Bond and Marty Apodaca

Forty percent of undergraduates work at least 30 hours weekly while 19% have children. Online walk-ins are an efficient method to provide these working learners access to personal career advising. In this article we explain why and how to implement a successful program of online walk-ins at your career center.

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Workplaces

The Importance of Labor Market Information in Career Guidance

By Liana Jindaryan

When clients seek career assistance, they are looking for information about themselves and the world of work. Having quality information helps them make educated and effective career decisions. This article emphasizes the significance and timely availability of quality information in the delivery of career guidance and counseling services.

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NCDA News

November is National Career Development Month

Enter the 52nd Annual Poetry & Poster Contest!

NCDA will celebrate National Career Development Month in November and NCD Day with the annual webinar. How will you celebrate?

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Tech Tips

VoiceThread: Creating Engaging Discussions Online

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion forum that engages participants in an asynchronous (i.e., create discussions on your own schedule and pace) dialogue. VoiceThread can be used in K-12, higher education, and corporate settings. In higher education, counselors and career course instructors can use VoiceThread for lively and interactive discussion forums, lectures, student presentations, and more. Videos, documents, and images can be uploaded as a VoiceThread by the instructor and participants can make comments throughout the lecture on the thread. All participants can comment on each slide through audio, text, uploading a document, and/or video. The link to learn more: http://voicethread.com/

Tip Provided by Angie Smith Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, acsmith5@ncsu.edu

 

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