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An Invitation to Attend the National Career Development Summit

By William Symonds

Our nation’s most prominent business, government and education organizations will gather in Washington DC once again to promote career readiness. NCDA is actively involved and invites you to join this movement by attending the 2020 Summit.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Integrating Career and Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

By Brian Calhoun and Seth Hayden

Connections between individuals’ career development and mental health are well established with challenges in career impacting mental health, and vice-versa. These connections have implications for career assessment and intervention. We provide recommendations for assessing and treating comorbid career and mental health concerns using a case study for illustration.

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Independent Practice

Business Model Basics for Clients’ Career Advancement: Getting Ahead without Getting an MBA

By Bruce Hazen

Professionals with operational savvy who can see and articulate a business’s big picture are able to have connect-the-dots conversations that help them advance. The business modeling methodology described here enables clients to apply savvy systems thinking to their career advancement or job searches. Think of it as a short-cut to the MBA mindset.

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K-12

Early in the Story: Career Curriculum in Elementary Schools

By Hande Sensoy-Briddick and William C. Briddick

Although the importance of career programs during childhood has been discussed, little attention has been given to implementation. The following is a description of a developmental curriculum developed for a Turkish elementary school to address such a need with implications for counselors in the United States.

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Post-Secondary

Career Check Up: Implementing a Campus-Wide Screening to Assess Students’ Career Needs

By Jessamyn Perlus and Nicholas Debernardi

Career concerns are abundant on college campuses but there are few system-wide efforts to help students identify and plan their career development needs. This article discusses the development and implementation of an annual campus-wide career development screening day. At this event, students complete a brief questionnaire and receive information pertaining to their career development needs.

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Workplaces

Opportunity Found: Chaos Theory for Military Spouse Employment

By Candina Janicki

With high unemployment rates for military spouses, creativity, open-mindedness, and adaptability are important skills. The Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) considers that career paths are not linear and by utilizing CTC, career consultants can aid military spouses to develop a growth mindset and holistic approach to their career.

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NCDA News

November is Career Development Month: What to Do and Why November?

By Amy Policastro Schroeder

Participants in the celebration of National Career Development Month share their activities and enthusiasm for this annual event. The only question is why not celebrate all year long?

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Tech Tips

BLS CareerInfo App

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently developed an app that allows individuals to search their extensive website from their mobile devices. Information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook is now available in the CareerInfo app, available on Apple IOS and Android devices. The CareerInfo app provides information about employment, pay, job outlook, and detailed descriptions of hundreds of occupations. Future updates will include personalized features allowing filtering of information and the liking of occupations with an option to save favorites. More information about the app is available in the OOH.

~ Melanie Reinersman, mreinersman@ncda.org

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