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Bolstering Resources, Partnerships, and Community Engagement for Career Practitioners through Community Asset Mapping

By Christopher T. Belser

This article introduces community asset mapping (CAM) as a tool for identifying partners and resources that are readily available within a community or organization. The author presents CAM as a solution for career practitioners in various setting and provides examples of resources that may be salient to different settings.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Finding Your Calling: A Reflection Retreat for Graduate Students

By Yas Hardaway

One university has taken a step beyond the traditional career development appointments and workshops to offer a unique overnight retreat experience for its graduate students. Utilizing a narrative therapy technique called The Tree of Life, the retreat promotes vocational discernment through self-reflection and community building.

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Independent Practice

Don’t Burn the Candle at Both Ends: Crowdsourcing our Practice Challenges and Solutions

By Michelle Tullier

Managing an independent practice while serving clients effectively can feel like a daily series of large and small decisions to make, often with incomplete data or limited knowledge. Through this web magazine, we all have an opportunity to share best practices for choosing wisely when it comes to our time, money, and energy.

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K-12

Promoting Career Exploration through Travel Abroad Programs in High School

By Delasia Rice

Studying abroad, which has been steadily increasing for college students, has shown to have many benefits. It can also serve as a career exploration strategy for high school students. This article identifies ways career professionals can assist high school students in considering and benefiting from study abroad programs.

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Post-Secondary

A Career Exploration Model for Connecting with Underserved Students

By Sylvia Withers

Early and ongoing career exploration interventions were launched to improve the relationships with first-generation students and ethnic minorities to clarify students’ career paths and decisions. These early and frequent career conversations improved students’ level of connection and decreased concerns that might hinder their success. Practitioners are encouraged to replicate these relationships to foster student persistence and engagement.

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Workplaces

The Role of Career Services Professionals in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Ovan Oakley

Given the trends and challenges derived from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, workers need to be adaptable, creative, and innovative to shift into the 21st century world of work. Career services professionals may want to apply the Protean and Boundaryless career models to help workers succeed in the uncertain job market of the future.

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NCDA News

The Establishment of the New England Consortium of State CDAs

By Edward Anthony Colozzi

Six NCDA New England State Divisions serve a huge, diverse New England population. The creation of the New England Consortium (NEC), was guided by NEC Mission and Vision Statements which provide a common focus to collaborate with others, to do the important work we love, providing for all our stakeholders, and to do it more effectively. Additionally, the NEC Position Paper outlines benefits, challenges and suggestions for effectively implementing an NCDA consortium.

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Tech Tips

Strikingly: Build a Simple Website

Strikingly is a platform to quickly create a website. Once logged in, users can use their resume or LinkedIn profile to complete the process. There are free and paid versions. The free accounts allow users to create an unlimited number of websites and provide 5GB of monthly bandwidth. Strikingly is good for someone looking to make their resume more visual or to create a web portfolio.

~ Tech tip provided by Dirk Matthews, dirkwmatthews@gmail.com

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