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When Practice Fuels Research: Exploring the Impact of a Practitioner-Driven Research Grant

By Joonkil Ahn and Julia Panke Makela

Career services practice is most effective when informed by theory and research. But what happens when the influence goes the other way? What results when a career center takes the initiative to fund innovative career development research?

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Find Something New: A Set of Tools for a Constantly Evolving Workforce

By Maddie Weinstock

The White House recently released Find Something New, a website intended to help Americans navigate the ever-changing job market and instill hope in those unemployed. Career counselors can make use of this site by helping clients understand the resources available to them and connecting them to the most helpful tools.

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Independent Practice

Heeding the Call of Transition: Helping Clients Move Past Fear and Resistance

By Alyssa Yeo Jones

Inspired by John Krumboltz’ Happenstance Learning Theory and Joseph Campbell’s notion of transitions as a call to action from the universe, this article provides practical strategies for helping clients confront their fears and trust themselves when faced with uncertainty from forced or voluntary change.

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K-12

Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling Classes and for Facilitating Career Groups

Book Review by Erin Harvey Bennett

Readers will gain from the ideas presented in the third volume of this resource from NCDA. When used in a group or classroom setting, practitioners can learn and implement new activities, increasing their own creative and experiential interventions within their practice. [Eds. Note - this book review originally appeared in the web magazine in 2012. Because of its significance to today's readers, we are re-running the book review.]

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Post-Secondary

Guides on the Side: Taking the Stress Out of the College Major Decision-Making Process

By Tricia Zelaya-Leon

For many college students, the decision to choose a major is fraught with anxiety because of a deep-seated belief that it will dictate future employment and success. Fortunately, employers are identifying competencies that graduates should possess to be successful regardless of major. A peer mentor program can help first-year students make educated decisions about their major and career plans.

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Workplaces

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Survive and Thrive in the Virtual Workplace

By Jane Finkle

Faced with adjusting to the virtual workplace, introverts and extroverts can be equally challenged but may respond to this environment in different ways. This article examines these challenges and provides both types with tips on how to best cope in the remote world of work.

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NCDA News

Strategic Planning Process Results in Three Main NCDA Priorities

By Deneen Pennington and Kathy Evans

NCDA's priorities as an association are guided by mission and vision statements as well as core values. The Board of Directors is tasked with setting policy, giving direction to the association and carrying out the policies. Three new priorities for the next four years have been set by the Board, following a recent strategic planning process.

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Tech Tips

Jumprope - Create helpful how to's and/or engaging marketing materials

JumpRope is a new, free, phone app that lets you easily create step-by-step instructional videos using images and video clips. It is both a tool for creating and for storing and sharing. Once you are done creating, they format the material so you can easily add the videos to your social platforms or website. Pro: no need to know anything about video editing. Con: must create on your phone, no computer app yet. Use it to provide clients and/or students clear step-by-steps instructions, create an engaging introduction, and/or create memorable marketing materials for your service or practice.

Submitted by Kathyy Batee-Freeman kathyy@uis.edu

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