Graduate Students

NCDA aims to welcome and serve the diverse needs of our members, including all students. The various constituency groups are designed to help you in your professional development and networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board.  

Meet the Committee

The Graduate Student Committee (GSC) is chaired by: Ashley Osborne and Ramon Moon. Learn more about the GSC Leadership team here.

Note: If eligible, consider becoming a NCDA student member (rate: $40) to fully access our services and utilize our tools providing visibility for career development students.

Please take a moment and tell us more about you and/or volunteer with GSC.


Committee Activities

LinkedIn Group Page: Once launched this group will provide access to connections and professional development resources, and help maximize your professional brand and LinkedIn visibility.

Coffee Chats: a 45-minute LinkedIn Live Student panel discussion on career goals, challenges, interest in the target industry, exciting projects, etc.) Want to join our next Coffee Chat Student panel? Sign up here. Eligibility Requirements: You must have a LinkedIn Profile. Watch the replay of the January, February, and March events to get inspired by eight exceptional NCDA Graduate Students.

NCDA Success Stories: Share your stories about how NCDA has contributed to your professional growth and success! Stories will be featured here and in our LinkedIn group. Read Denise Randall's Success Story. (Eligibility Requirements: Must have a LinkedIn Profile.)

Spotlight: Featuring posts here on this webpage and in our LinkedIn group that highlight your career development, accomplishments, and plans. (Eligibility Requirements: Must have a LinkedIn Profile.) This month, our spotlight is on Denise Randall. Learn more about Denise on our Spotlight page.

Denise Randall

Denise Randall

Pronouns: she, he, and I
Personal Identity: Female
Program: Troy University, M.S. CMHC '24
Hometown: Montgomery, AL, USA
Learn more about Denise Randall on our Spotlight page



If you want to participate in either Coffee Chat, Spotlight, Success Story, or all three programs, please complete the attached form.

NCDA Student Resource Guide: Summary of all the resources and benefits NCDA offers to help your career and professional development.


Resources & Opportunities for Graduate Students

Please browse the resources below, which have been selected to be useful to all students. The newest addition is a productivity resource from the GSC Professional Development Chair, Shannon Thomison (see the Professional Development section below).

Publication Opportunity: Check out the link to our web magazine, Career Convergence, below -- please review it and consider submitting an article!

Research Funding Opportunity: If you are a Graduate Student member, the NCDA Research Committee, in partnership with the Awards Committee, strongly encourages you to consider nominating yourself for the annual Graduate Student Research Award. The deadline is January 31st. Visit the Awards page for details.


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