Career Developments Magazine


Career Developments, the NCDA magazine for members-only, is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Published four times per year, each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for five departments, and four regular columns. The Publication Schedule and Editorial Team is listed below, or click here for complete Submission Guidelines.



Career Developments Fall 2014The Fall 2014 Issue is focused on technology and social media. This issue is filled with resources to help career counselors and specialists “plug in” and integrate technology and social media into the work they are doing with their clients. In this issue, our contributors address how critical it is for career counselors and specialists to use and understand technology and social media when working with students and adults, and the importance of helping clients to understand both the positive and negative impacts of usage.






Fall 2014 Focus:

Career Management: The Power of Social Media and Technology in a Digital World

By Nancy Richmond

Living in an increasingly digital word, it is critical for career professionals and their clients to know how to effectively management their careers using social media and technology. This articles provides an overview of how career professionals can use social media and technology to help their clients reach their career goals. Strategies and resources are provided to better understand how to creatively and effectively use technology and social media within the field of career development, with emphasis on the role of social media for the purpose of networking, exploring career options, job searching and professional development.

Nancy Richmond, PhD ( is a Professor teaching personal branding and social media courses at Florida International University. She is the founder of the “Career Counselor Technology Forum” on LinkedIn.


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Current Editor, as of September 1, 2013,  Jenn Long

Founding Editor, 2007-2010, Melanie Reinersman

Second Editor, 2010-2013, Tim Lutenski

Publication Schedule

Issue DateFocusFeature*Deadline
Winter Dec 2014 Servicing the Career Needs of Military Veterans Supporting Military Veterans:
NCDA Insights & Initiatives
Sept. 8, 2014
Spring 2015 International Issues in Career
Development: A Global Perspective
NCDA Global Career Development Conference Dec. 8, 2014
Summer 2015 Navigating Career Uncertainty and Change tba Mar. 8, 2015
 Fall 2015  Integrating Theory, Research & Practice in Career Development  NCDA Award Winners  June 8, 2015
Winter Dec 2015 Career Development in Business & Industry tba Sept 8, 2015

 * This is the deadline for the final submission. Please contact an editor in advance of this deadline if you would like to contribute.


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Career Developments Magazine

Cover of the Winter 2008 edition of Career Developments Magazine

Career Developments is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. All NCDA members receive this as a benefit of membership. Learn more about Career Developments.

Fall 2014



Career Management: The Power of Social Media and Technology in a Digital World
By Nancy Richmond


The 2013-14 NCDA Awards and National Career Development Month
By Melissa A. Messer

Special Features

NCDA Merging Membership Categories and Designations

NCDA Elections: Moving to Summer!
By Lisa Severy


From the President:
Technology and Social Media Hit Every Aspect of Life

By Lisa Severy

Thought Leader Insights
By Jenn Long

From the Executive Director:
Ever-Changing Technology - Today and the Wave of the Future
By Deneen Pennington

Ethics in a Nutshell
By Julia Panke Makela

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman



Professional Counselors

LinkedIn for Private Practice: The Fundamentals
By Elizabeth Craig and E. Chandlee Bryan

School Counselors

Students and Social Media: A Career Development Perspective
By Amy Armon

Graduate Students

Interviewing, Recruiting, and Hiring in the New Technology Era
By Sherrina S. Lofton

Career Development Facilitator

Pro-Actively Using Social Media in the Career Search
By Adriana Ghan


Click here to read an introductory article printed in Career Developments about the New Membership Categories And Designations.