2018 Conference Presentations

Please check back for updates. Sessions are subject to change. The final agenda will be included in the program book which will be posted in May 2018. 

June 21, 2018
3:50 - 5:00 pm

#101 Introverts: The Whispering Warriors. How to Better Understand Introverts and Help Them Succeed in the Age of Acceleration

Introverts can be challenged by a workplace that is predominantly extroverted. Their natural ability to reflect and listen can be a drawback but it can also work in their favor. Learn how to work best with introverts to help them appreciate their strengths while taking risks that will help them succeed in job search, self-promotion and career management.

Jane Finkle, Career Visions


#102 Later Chapters: Lessons Learned as Experienced NCDA Leaders Navigate Their Career Development

Experienced NCDA Executives will discuss personal insights, concerns, and strategies they personally employ moving into later chapters. Participants are invited to inform this ageless aging discussion started at 2017 Orlando. Mark Pope (ACA and NCDA President), Pat Schwallie-Giddis (NCDA President), Jim Sampson (Eminent Career Award) and Soonhoon Ahn (APCDA founding member) will be interviewed by Rich Feller (NCDA President).

Rich Feller, Colorado State University; Mark Pope, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Pat Schwallie-Giddis, George Washington University; Jim Sampson, Florida State University; Soonhoon Ahn, Asian Pacific Career Development Association


#103 Integrative Approaches to Augmenting Vocational Interests in Career Exploration

Assessments of interests, abilities, personality, and self-efficacy are integral to career exploration, decision-making, and workforce readiness. The presenters will highlight research advances on integrative multi-domain assessments, including the Strong Interest Inventory, Skills Confidence Inventory, and the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The panel will facilitate an interactive discussion of practical applications.

Patrick Rottinghaus, University of Missouri-Columbia; Rodney McCloy, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO); Shannon Salyer, Defense Personnel Assessment Center in the Office of People Analytics; Jan Bayer, Written, LLC; Chan Jeong Park, University of Missouri-Columbia


#104 What's in it for Me?: Using Possible Selves Theory as a Tool for Postsecondary Planning

What's in it for Me? The presenters will apply the concepts of Possible Selves Theory to K-12 career development and introduce the "Selves Escalator," as a means for school counselors to assist students in discovering barriers toward postsecondary planning and future career attainment.

Leann Morgan, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Vera Chapman, Colgate University; Arden Szepe, University of Tennessee; Kaitlin Maguire, University of Northern Colorado


#105 My Career Story: A Helpful Resource for High School Populations and Beyond

This presentation provides a brief overview of Career Construction Theory and introduces participants to My Career Story, a workbook that guides its users thorough questions and reflections helping them explore parts of their career story thus far and encouraging action as to how one's story can be further realized.

Hande Sensoy-Briddick, South Dakota State University; Suzanne Savickas, Kent State University; William Briddick, South Dakota State University


#106 How to Write a Bio that Connects

We spend all our time coaching our clients so that they have an amazing story. But what about us? This presentation will focus on YOU! Branding experts Susan Chritton and Marie Zimenoff will walk you through the process of building your story into a bio you can use.

Susan Chritton, Pathways-Career & Life Strategies; Marie Zimenoff, The Career Thought Leaders


#107 Practice Makes Perfect: Integrating Toastmasters Concepts Into Your Presentations

We all make presentations. How effective is your presentation style? Toastmasters International has been helping people all across the globe improve their public speaking skills for over 92 years. Join this interactive presentation to learn some tips and tools for improving your presentation skills and those of the clients that you serve.

Laura Lane, The Duke University Fuqua School of Business


#108 Applying a Paraprofessional Framework in College Career Services: Benefits and Strategies

Utilizing a paraprofessional model in career services provides multiple benefits (decreased budgets, enhanced student engagement, etc.). Student paraprofessionals can engage in meaningful work in nearly all aspects of career services, including service delivery, crafting diversity initiatives, marketing, and more. This interactive session will draw on research and 45 years of history, and include strategies for paraprofessional selection, training, mentoring, and supervision.

Carrie Collier, Shao-Jung Ko, Keely Alexander, and Craig Benson, University of Missouri Career Center


#109 It Takes a Village: Enhancing the Career Readiness of Students through Community Collaboration

Connecting school to career can inspire students. Learn about a community collaboration between a university, school districts, Chamber of Commerce, and regional businesses that enhanced the college and career readiness of students and led to the development of a new graduate certificate program to train professionals who work with them.

Cheryl Wolf, Western Kentucky University


#110 Generating Inclusion, Diversity, and Multiculturalism: Strategies for Action

This session highlights challenges and strategies for enhancing diversity and cultural inclusion in career development given contemporary professional, social, and political forces. Presenters will facilitate collaborative dialogue regarding challenges faced by participants as culturally aware and inclusive career professionals and share specific examples of actions taken over the past year.

Melissa Fickling, Northern Illinois University; Christian Chan, Idaho State University; Cheryl Love, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Mary Parker, Central Carolina Community College


#111 Designing Research that Impacts Practice

Are you interested in how your career practice influences clients? How can you determine impact? In this session, participants will learn how to construct practice and theory based research methodologies to evaluate service delivery. Learn to design research relevant to your setting today. Leave with research ideas to implement tomorrow.

Melissa Wheeler, University of Phoenix; Brian Calhoun, Wake Forest University; Douglas Gardner, Utah Valley University; Deb Osborn, Florida State University


#112 Practical Resources for Career Development Practitioners and Educators

How easy is it to integrate practical resources into everyday work? Every day, 24/7 in fact, NCDA offers practical resources that can assist you in inspiring and empowering your clients/students. The only problem might be identifying these resources when you most need them. Here is your expert guide to NCDA resources, specifically the award-winning website.

Melanie Reinersman, NCDA Web Editor and Career Convergence Editor


June 22, 2018
11:20 am - 12:30 pm

#201 Using the Career Construction Interview to Navigate Occupational Transitions and Address Work/Life Traumas

Join us in this interactive session as we demonstrate how to use the Career Construction Interview (CCI; Savickas, 2005) to help clients navigate occupational transitions, explore joyful work, and construct the next chapter in their career story. The presenters will conduct a live demonstration of the CCI with a volunteer client.

Kevin Glavin, University of Colorado Denver


#202 Gaucho Career Advising Program: A Model for Integrating Career Counseling and Academic Advising

Integrating advising and career counseling on college campuses are essential to ensure success both for students and staff. Learn about the process UC Santa Barbara took to develop, plan and implement a program to help academic advisors and career counselors in working together to aid their practice with students.

Amanda Asquith and Maya Salmon, UC Santa Barbara Career Services


#203 Career Development: Overcoming Barriers to Employment within Younger Generations

Overcoming barriers to employment within Gen Y and Gen X, half the challenge is to understand what motivates them and provide advice that meets their learning and ethical biases.

Benjamin Klatt, Partner HR Australia


#204 Development and Evaluation of Revised Self-Directed Search Materials and Online Reports

Attend this session to learn about the development of the latest revisions to the SDS materials, hear research on participants' experience with the new online reports and learn how to use these revised tools to better engage clients in the career counseling process.

Katie Meyer-Griffith, Jennifer Greene, and Melissa Messer, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR)


#205 Thin Lines: A Journey into the Career Development Needs of Individuals Suffering from Addiction

Come join an exciting and interactive presentation from a counselor educator/practitioner exploring the unique career development needs of individuals suffering from addiction. Through the use of recent research and rich qualitative data gleaned through a practitioner's case study, the presenter will guide participants on a journey of career exploration.

Jason Baker and Nadine Garner, Millersville University


#206 Pathfinder: A Career Planning Curriculum for High School Students

Pathfinder is a semester-long, credit-bearing career-planning course for high school students in grades 9-12. It covers three areas: self-exploration, career research and job preparation. Online tools and resources are used extensively throughout the interactive course. Come be inspired to add this to your school's course offerings.

Marie Eddy, Champlain Valley Union High School


#207 Successful Career Counseling Interventions Used with Students in Poverty: A Prelimary Report

This presentation will be a preliminary report of a qualitative study focused on discovering the career counseling interventions that school counselors have successfully used with students in poverty. School counselors need to be competent to provide appropriate career guidance to students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Valerie Couture, Na Mi Bang, and Angela Harless, University of Central Arkansas


#208 Smart Choices: Effective Career Development Planning for Youth and Adults with Hidden Disabilities

Many professionals working with individuals with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and related conditions struggle with client fears, lack of experience and rigidity related to career exploration. These factors contribute to dismal employment outcomes and poor quality of life. Participants will be provided with a field-tested client-centered comprehensive decision-making process.

Rob Crawford, Life Development Institute; Veronica Lieb-Crawford, People Achieving Results Together (PART)


#209 LGB Identity and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy among Sexual Minority College Students

The purpose of this study was to explore how LGB identity influences the career decision-making self-efficacy of LGB college students by utilizing a conceptual model that consists of components including LGB identity, a personal factor (self-compassion), an environmental factor (social support), and career decision-making self-efficacy.

Hansori Jang, University of Toledo


#210 Why You Must Have a Social Media Strategy in Private Practice

Everyone has a presence online (whether you like it or not), so it is critical you control your own message. A professional presence on social media allows you to create your own brand and drive business to your website. We will explore various platforms and strategies to use them.

Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting


#211 Best Practices for State CDAs: Learn from Experienced State CDA Panelists

During this session, a panel of state CDA Past-Presidents and NCDA's State Trustee will share their knowledge and experience related to best practices for running an effective state CDA. The panelists will be from both established and emerging state CDAs. Come and learn about how state CDAs are developing their leaders, including succession planning, attracting and retaining members and the variety of professional development opportunities provided to state CDA members. We invite state CDA leaders, those who are thinking of becoming a state CDA leader or those interested in starting a state CDA to join us for this interactive session which includes a question and answer period.

Wendy LaBenne, NCDA; Marcie Schumert, Webster University; Melody Kruzic, Capella University; Dawn Williams, University of Washington Tacoma


#212 Scaling 1:1 Career Counseling Services in an Online Environment

This session focuses on best practices learned through experiments in scaling 1:1 career services. These include resume assessments, micro-evaluations, and shifting support models. We will share findings from these experiments, lessons learned, and future opportunities that have been identified. Everything presented was accomplished without any additional staffing or resource allocation.

Gordon Helle, Wendy Griak, and Sue Way, Capella University


#213 Career Counseling in a Rapidly Changing Economy

Technological change and globalization are causing career decision making to become increasingly difficult and short term. This session will provide the latest economic research on how these forces will impact the job market and how career counselors can incorporate this information into their practice.

Charles Lehman, Economic Information Center of New Mexico


June 22, 2018
1:50 - 3:00 pm

#301 Career Ideas and Lessons for K-12 and Beyond

Attendees will walk away with career ideas and information to help bring career programs into their K-12 school systems. Find out the facts and information to help you move your career programs forward with easy take-a-ways to add into your school program.

Mark Danaher, Fairfield Warde High School


#302 RIASEC Model Fit Across Groups: Sex, Age, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Country

We examined over 130 correlation matrices testing the fit of Holland's RIASEC model across diverse samples from the United States and abroad. Most groups met the criteria for adequate fit, suggesting that Holland's model likely useful to diverse groups inside and outside of the U.S.

Michael Morris and Yang Yang, CPP, Inc.


#303 Coaching Women Clients to Success: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice

Women face unique challenges and workplace barriers that may impact their career decisions. Using theories and research-based, action-oriented strategies can help women successfully navigate through these challenges. In this session, we will discuss research, trends, and career concerns for women clients and explore strategies to accelerate women toward career success.

Lauren Pasquarella Daley and Ashley Rose Edgar, Catalyst


#304 I Have to Declare an Academic Major When?? Helping Students Get from Nowhere to Somewhere

The presenter will provide attendees with techniques for assisting students who remain uncertain of direction related to college and career. Using career theories as a foundation, the presenter will expound upon postmodern techniques for facilitating movement in college students with a projected outcome of increased certainty in academic major selection.

Susan R Barclay, University of Central Arkansas


#305 Expanding Career Work to Those Beyond 50

Seek to expand impact or services to those 50+? Evaluate tips, tools and materials from AARP's LifeReimagined, 50+ retreats, Wolfelt's Companioning, narrative assessment and storytelling (Franklin and Feller), and Retirement/Leisure Card Sort (Knowdell).

Rich Feller, Colorado State University


#306 Kuder Navigator and Texas Graduation Rates

Kuder Navigator is an all-in-one online education and career planning system that includes three evidence-based career assessments to help students in grades 6 through 12 visualize their futures after discovering personal interests, skills, and work values. This presentation presents methods and findings of research exploring the relationship between use of the system and graduation rates.

Ryan McGrew and Rich Gates, Kuder, Inc.


#307 SERVICE: A Spiritual Approach Theory to Career Development

This presentation addresses cultural aspects of career development theory reflected in business and management practices: spirituality, as the core of our identity, incorporated into work selection. Spiritual approaches are discussed with presentation of a new career development theory called SERVICE. This proposed theory captures informal practices and points toward research.

Priscilla Mondt, Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks


#308 Advising 2020: An Academic Advising and Career Center Collaboration

Learn how student feedback strengthened the partnership between academic advisors and career center staff on one campus. This session includes how the two groups collaborated to develop a new career advising model including professional development and student outcomes integrating self-exploration, career exploration, experience learning, and academic planning.

Jenny Ward, University of Tennessee Center for Career Development


#309 Capturing the Minds of Your Clients: Understanding Career Development through the Lens of Scarcity

Pulling from Mullainathan and Shafir's (2013) book, Scarcity, the presenter will provide a theoretical foundation for understanding how scarcity plays out in the lives of both attendees and their clients, particularly those with multiple barriers to employment. Practical considerations will be shared to inform strength-based coaching and career development programming.

Elizabeth Robertson, Center for Work Education and Employment


#310 Intentionally Integrating Career Counseling Research, Practice, and Activities into Counseling Courses

This presentation will provide information, resources, tips, and techniques to integrate career content into CACREP core standards through various counseling courses. The ability to weave career themes into courses will develop student competencies in counseling for career issues which often go hand-in-hand with personal issues.

Jacqueline Peila-Shuster, Colorado State University; Angie Smith, North Carolina State University; Stacy Van Horn, University of Central Florida; Thomasina Lawson, Webster University; Lisa Littlefield, Hood College; Darrin Carr, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


#311 Practitioner's Guide to Using Theory in Practice

Do you have a favorite career technique/tool? Do you know the theory behind it? Do you have a favorite career theory? Do you know of assessments designed to measure its constructs? How does theory guide your practice? Come discover the connections among assessments, research, and practice through the lens of four current career theories.

Seth C.W. Hayden, Wake Forest University; Kevin B. Stoltz, University of New Mexico; Na Mi Bang, University of Central Arkansas; Ron K. White, Johns Hopkins University- Advanced Academic Programs; V. Casey Dozier, Florida State University Career Center


#312 Publishing in the Career Development Quarterly Professional Journal

Spencer Niles, College of William and Mary and NCDA President-Elect


#313 Effective Strategies for Integrating Theory, Research and Practice: 30-Years of Successful Collaboration

Many publications in the career literature have called for greater collaboration between theorists, researchers, and practitioners. This session highlights a successful collaborative partnership that extends over a 30-year period, including key factors that contribute to success and tangible outcomes that can be achieved through such a partnership.

Casey Dozier, Janet Lenz, James Sampson, and David Murphy, Florida State University


June 22, 2018
3:20 - 4:30 pm

#401 Start, Manage and Grow a Successful Business in the Career Consulting Industry

How often have career providers thought of "doing it on their own"?  Does fear of not being successful hold you to a job that you outgrew?  Can you be a solo entrepreneur and make a predictable income?  Walk away with information on ways to start and grow your business, time commitment, identity, growth, and more.

Michelle Carroll, Carroll Career Consultants; Mark Danaher, Retire to the Good Life


#402 Personal Globe Inventory (PGI): A New Way of Assessing and Presenting Interests and Self-Efficacy

The focus of this presentation is on the Personal Globe Inventory (PGI; Tracey, 2002; 2010) a specific interest and self-efficacy inventory that has received strong psychometric support in the U.S. as well as internationally. The general model of the PGI will be reviewed followed by a summary of the psychometric support as well as applications using its free web-based version.

Terence Tracey, Kimberly Borenstein Mauss, Chun Tao, and Richard Wong, Arizona State University


#403 Expanding Culture Beyond Boundaries: Global Advancement on Career Development and Services

The expansion of career development and services across multiple cultural contexts offers a rich exchange of ideas intended to bridge best practices in our field. This panel presentation from NCDA's Global Connections Committee features practitioners from a diversity of countries providing insight on career development from an international perspective.

Scott Fisher, NCDA Global Connections Committee Chair


#404 Scaling Career Exploration: Two Approaches to Engaging Students in Reflection and Goal-Setting

College students sometimes struggle to understand the value of their various co-curricular experiences and integrate them into a narrative that can guide their college-to-career transition. Career counselors from Georgetown University and Princeton University will present two group approaches to reflection and setting goals that can jump-start career exploration for students.

Beth Harlan, Georgetown University; Kate Coppola, Princeton University; Kendra Northington, Georgetown University; Kathleen Mannheimer, Princeton University


#405 The Personal Is Political: Intersectionality, Difficult Dialogues, and Praxis in Career Education

Intersectionality theory has emerged as a revolutionary approach for enacting social justice practices. Utilizing tenets of intersectionality in the classroom requires the synergistic nature of philosophical underpinnings, sociohistorical approaches, and multiple dimensions of social identities. The presenters generate a dialogue with the audience to engage pedagogical strategies specific to career education.

Christian Chan, Idaho State University; Melissa Fickling, Northern Illinois University; Melissa Wheeler, University of Phoenix; Sarah Baquet, Idaho State University; Suzy Wise, Northern Illinois University


#406 Developing a Value-Added Statement to Create Confidence and Hope

The world of work has changed in the past decade. It is now about the skills and value each person brings to the job. We will explore how to help your client create a value-added statement to be used in strategic conversations, resume, LinkedIn profile, and in the interview.

Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting


#407 Fixing the Empty Resume: Creating Campus Employment Opportunities to Help Neurodiverse Students Build Professional Skills

How can colleges help address the issue of the 'empty resume' using their existing resources? Re-envision campus employment. With an eye towards the neurodiverse learner, Landmark College Works (LCW) is an employment program focused on helping students gain professional skills. At the cornerstone of this program is a credit-bearing course paired with an on-campus work experience. This session will provide an overview of the implementation of LCW, and provide ideas on ways campus employment can be made more meaningful for students that face barriers to employment.

Jan Coplan, Jessica Nelson, and Lucy Stamp, Landmark College


#408 Metaphor Making in Action

In this session there will be an exploration and practical demonstration of how to identify, elaborate, extend, enhance, and apply metaphors through drawings and physical activities in a range of career counselling contexts. Participants will also be given access to a metaphor making workbook for ongoing learning practice and development.

Norman Amundson, University of British Columbia


#409 Can I Be My Own Boss?: Self-Employment in Career Education with Youth and Young Adults

In the dynamic workforce of today, many youth and young adults seek career possibilities more aligned with personal values and goals. Often they wish to be self-employed, but don't seem to know where to start. How can we teach and counsel towards successful self-employment with this population?

Danielle Berrien, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service - Torrance County


#410 Effective and Intentional: Career Exposure Programming at a Philadelphia Charter Schools Network

Many high schools struggle to determine how to intentionally integrate career development into school programming. This presentation will showcase a comprehensive career development program used for 10th grade students across 7 urban charter high schools in the Mastery Charter Schools network in Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ.

Tomika Brown, Mastery Charter Schools; Latoya Coley, Mastery Charter High School of Camden; Jill Purdy, Mastery Charter High School-Lenfest Campus


#411 Comprehensive Career Guidance Program for an Indian Cum IB School in Dubai

A comprehensive career guidance program was developed, and implemented for an Indian cum IB curriculum school in Dubai involving students, teachers and parents. Keeping in mind the need per grade, each activity was pilot tested and implemented. Paws in Jobland for grade 1 to 7 was identified and implemented with teacher's training and parental engagement. For grades 8 to 12 programs such as psychometric testing, individual counselling, workshops, career fair, internships, university presentations etc., were identified and implemented.

Mauli Mahajan, Gems Modern Academy


#412 Career Developments Magazine: NCDA’s Member-Only Themed Publication

Career Developments, the NCDA print 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. The presentation will include information on upcoming themes, an opportunity to meet members of the current editorial board, and information and guidelines on how to submit and publish articles. As the magazine is intended for NCDA members, the editorial team is interested in hearing feedback from attendees on future themes as well as ideas for improving the magazine.

Melissa Messer, Career Development Editor, NCDA


#413 Integrating Theory and Research: A Multicultural Career Counseling Model with International Students

Based on the research and professional expertise of the NCDA International Student Services Committee, this presentation will introduce a multicultural career counseling model to work with international students. After a demonstration of the model, participants will apply core multicultural career counseling skills through role-play activities in a supported learning environment.

Elif Balin, San Francisco State University; Nicole Anderson, Tufts Career Center; Satomi Chudasama, Princeton University


June 22, 2018
4:50 - 6:00 pm

#501 Work Life Balance in the 21st Century: What Organizations and Private Practitioners Need to Know

Most people don't know how to balance work in relationship to other areas of their life, often described as work-life balance. Most employees are trying to cope with the relentless pressures of the modern work environment. Balancing work and life is important for maintaining good health, and to enable productivity and satisfaction. This session will offer insight on the challenges of work life balance in the 21st century. The session will provide key strategies for organizations to promote work life balance. This session will also bring together diverse techniques for professionals in private practice to assist individuals who need to acquire work life balance.

Sharon Givens, Visions Counseling and Career Center LLC


#502 Creativity with the Career Construction Interview (CCI): Let Me Count the Ways

Creativity is a vital component to the counseling relationship. Having clients complete work prior to an appointment makes for efficient use of the time career specialists and clients spend together. The presenter will introduce several creative ways in which to utilize the career construction interview before and during the appointment.

Susan R Barclay, University of Central Arkansas


#503 Client Engagement beyond the Office: Ideas, Exercises and Videos to Promote Positive Approaches between Sessions

Are you looking for ways to engage your clients from appointment to appointment? Not sure if it works? Come to learn the research and a variety of different ideas, exercises and videos to engage your clients beyond your office walls and walk away with a resource guide of ideas.

Mark Danaher, Retire to the Good Life


#504 Developing Career Skills in Underrepresented Students: First-Gen, International Students, and More

Underrepresented students need career counseling but struggle with locating support. This presentation will introduce culturally sensitive ways to create career programs that meet soft and technical skill developmental needs by focusing on practical methods to blend group work, individual counseling, technology, and community resources to create a comprehensive program.

Rachel Cohen, Data Science Institute - Columbia University; Vanessa Barbic, Students Rising Above


#505 Serving Smarter, Not Harder: Integrating Video Learning into Career Services

Career services professionals strive to do their best serving their population's career-planning needs. As the number of alumni, working-adults, and online learners increase, career professionals must develop solutions for how to efficiently serve this population with limited resources. Learn how one Career Services department used video-learning to meet this challenge.

Courtney Bousquet, Marcia Powers, and Kacie Presley, American Military University


#506 NC Creating a National Model for K-12 Career Development: Leading the Way for Career  Development  Coordinators

How does North Carolina lead-the-way by tailoring NCDA's Facilitating Career Development (FCD) curriculum for their K-12 Career Development Coordinator (CDC) add-on license requirement? How does NC make the FCD course instantly relevant, interactive, and applicable to their new K-12 Career Development Coordinators(CDC)? Learn how NC's Department of Instruction provides NCDA's FCD course to new CDCs ensuring consistent theory, tools, and practices needed to implement their Career Development process with K-12 students as they provide career exploring and career and college readiness programs. Find out how NC teams up internally and externally with Career Development leaders as they train new K-12 CD peers. Find out why participants want to come back for 'more' than the 120 required hours! Sample course agendas and best practices provided.

Amy Schroeder, North Carolina Department of Instruction


#507 Unmasking Career Shame: Restoring Hope through Coaching

Complex, fueled by hidden causes and suppressed emotions, Career Shame hides in the shadows, taunting about unfulfilled internal expectations and external comparisons. Through the application of positive psychology research and resources, in this hands-on session, participants will practice techniques for supporting support clients to re-story, re-goal and restore career flourishing.

Denise Riebman, George Washington University's Trachtenberg School


#508 Positive Education + Radical Pragmatism = 100% Student Engagement and Tangible Results

Competition for student attention is at an all-time high. We as educators, are called to develop innovative strategies to capture the interest of today's busy college students. Join us for a showcase of 10 years of research, practice, and experimentation designed to engage 100% of students and deliver tangible results.

Mark Zammuto, Champlain College Career Collaborative; Jimena Huaco, Champlain College Career Collaborative


#509 Career Transition of Military College Students: Strengths, Barriers and Satisfaction

Military college students transitioning from college to career require both internal and external resources in order to successfully navigate their career transition. The presentation discusses research findings pertaining to military students' strengths and barriers, as well as how career practitioners can help to facilitate career success for military students.

Heather Robertson, St. John's University


#510 Understanding and Enhancing Career and College Readiness Self-Efficacy for All Students

The career and college readiness self-efficacy concept will be presented as a way counselors can contribute to helping all students prepare for post-secondary education. Evidence-based examples of how the concept was represented in experimental studies and better understood in phenomenological studies will be highlighted. Recommendations for practice and research will be discussed.

Stanley Baker, Regina Williams, and Breanna Herring, North Carolina State University; Robert Martinez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


#511 Snap This! A Snapchat Experiment in Teaching Career Development

Cream in your coffee? Snapchat in your classroom? Perhaps, depending on factors such as, the social platforms your students use, your objectives, and the interactions you initiate. Find out how the Technology Twins explored using Snapchat with their students, and their tips for getting started with this social media platform.

Deb Osborn, Florida State University; Melissa Venable, HigherEducation.com


#511 NCDA Government Relations Committee

Mike Marlowe, Automated Federation and Government Relations Co-Chair


#513 Hope-to-Work for Syrian Refugees: A Theory-Driven, Evidence-Based Approach

This project with 31 Syrian refugees in British Columbia showcases how they progressed toward gaining employment after a career intervention following the Hope-Action Model. The outline of the program and the results of a time-series, experimental study as well as qualitative interviews on helping and hindering factors will be shared.

Hyung Joon Yoon, The Pennsylvania State University; Norman Amundson, University of British Columbia; Spencer Niles, The College of William & Mary


June 23, 2018
8:30 - 9:40 am

#601 Sky's the Limit? Factors Affecting Career Aspirations and Needs for Black and Latino Clients

Black and Latino individuals experience unique factors that influence their hopes for the future and career trajectory. Through the integration of career theory and two research studies examining needs and aspirations of urban Latino high school freshman and Black college students, we will discuss strategies for enhancing career development practice.

Johanna Milord, Jason Edwards, and Patrick Rottinghaus, University of Missouri-Columbia


#602 Illuminating the Path to Global Awareness: Designing an Experiential Curriculum for Career Advisors and Career Counselors

Universities are well aware that building a globalized workforce is imperative to creating culturally aware students who will thrive in an internationalized world. It is suggested that by using a counseling model training in advising and career counseling, students will be able to better describe the why of study abroad and integrate the experience into their career narrative (Within and Kleist, 2014). Attendees will gain knowledge on developing a global curriculum using life design and the career construction interview.

Steven Antalvari, Kent State University; Suzanne Savickas, Kent State University and Avenues of Counseling and Mediation, LLC; Evan Faidley, Kent State University


#603 P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E: An Appreciative Model for Career Counseling and Coaching

Learn a new  model that can help your students achieve the P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E change they seek. Based on emerging Appreciative Inquiry research by David Cooperrider, explore the eight steps of change that will engage the client in positively framing the change they want to make, through active experimentation and finally embedding the change in their lives. Participants will have the opportunity to explore one of the steps by examining a change they seek within this context. As a result of this session, attendees will have a new tool that uses a positive approach to coach our students to career success.

Susan Gordon, American University Career Center


#604 Moving Past Barriers to Decision-Making: Thought Record and Growth Mindset

Students may encounter barriers to decision-making due to a fixed mindset or negative beliefs. A mindset assessment can illustrate the relationship between effort and learning. A guided reflection of thoughts may reframe beliefs and boost self-efficacy. Participants will be provided samples of each tool and examples of their use.

Floyd Welsh, Saint Louis University


#605 The Intersection of Leadership Education and Career Readiness in Higher Education

A New Directions in Student Leadership sourcebook, "Leadership Development for Career Readiness in University Settings" (Spring 2018) explores the intersection of leadership education, student engagement, and career preparation. Competency-based leadership models, practical examples and best practices are highlighted as ways to positively impact career readiness.

Gail Rooney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kelli Smith, Binghamton University (SUNY)


#606 The Ethics Unpresentation: Taking Charge in the Face of Ethical Uneasiness

Ethical development is nurtured through time and thoughtful examination of theory, practice and research as a valuable piece to successful resolution. Join the members of the ethics committee as we share and discuss cases we worked with and how we resolved these ethical dilemmas.

Sarah Patterson-Mills, Lindenwood University; Billie Streufert, Augustana University



#607 From Avocation to Vocation: Transforming Counselors' Perceptions of Professional Gaming

Professional gaming (i.e., eSports, poker) has been shown in the literature to be a legitimate career for those who possess an aptitude in math and strategic thinking, but show little interest in traditional math careers. Join us to learn more about career counseling strategies for budding professional gamers!

Leann Morgan, University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Justin Cole, Oregon State University


#608 Integrating Theory, Practice, and Research to Assist Veterans in Career Transition

Military service members and veterans have unique considerations that characterize career transitions. Career development theories offer a means in to address these concerns. Presenters will discuss career concerns of military service members and veterans, relevant career theories supported by research, and the application of these approaches when assisting this population.

Jacqueline Belle, Florida State University; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University


#609 Leading the Way to Support Undocumented Students' Career Development

Throughout the past year, the undocumented student population has felt more scared and alienated than ever before. What can career services professionals do to help? UC Santa Barbara will showcase various programming created to aid undocumented students in their career development and discuss how to provide an essential supportive environment.

Maddie Foster, University of California, Santa Barbara


#610 International Student Services

Vanessa Lee, NCDA International Student Service Co-Chair


June 23, 2018
10:00 - 11:10 am

#701 Embracing Undecidedness through an Interdisciplinary Theoretical Foundation and Standard of Care

Do you work with students who are undecided or should be undecided? This session integrates interdisciplinary theories to defend the importance and value of being undecided in the career decision-making process. This presentation emphasizes having an enjoyable and productive moratorium experience which will eventually lead to achievement.

Douglas S. Gardner and Shane Gunn, Utah Valley University


#702 Examining Career Development Courses Across Campus: A Multidisciplinary Approach

It is well documented that career planning courses positively impact students and their occupational engagement and self-efficacy (Fouad et al, 2016; Reardon et al, 2014). Career counselors representing three colleges at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, will highlight common themes and unique features of various career courses across campus.

Rebecca Dordel, Michael Stebleton, Maggie Heier, and Jeannie Stumne, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


#703 Not So Different After All: Parallels between Curricular and Co-Curricular Program Assessment

Ready to take program assessment to the next level? Wondering what your academic or career practitioner peers are up to? We discuss both curricular and co-curricular outcomes assessment. Explore similarities, differences, and opportunities to partner. Come for examples that demonstrate continuous improvement in action; walk away with new assessment resources.

Julia Panke Makela, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Azra Karajic Siwiec, Walsh University


#704 Career Pathways in Shenzhen, China: Integrating Eastern and Western Theories and Practice

Shenzhen, is China's first free economic trade zone with a mandate for the future of work, and yet Career awareness remains a relatively new field. The Nanshan District Education Bureau has systematically integrated careers into public school grades 1-12. What fundamental programs succeed in the Chinese public schools?

Elisabeth Montgomery, Nanshan District Education Bureau


#705 The Future of Work and its Implications for Career Coaching

Career professionals will delve into the future of work, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the advanced skills set, new way of working, and transformative mode of thinking required for today's students to move forward and develop successful 21st century career plans.

Jennifer Wells and Yvonne Thayer, Virginia Community College System


#706 Through the Relational Looking Glass: Applying Relational Cultural Theory to Career Development

No person is an island. Relationships are core in not only one's personal life but also one's professional career. Relational cultural theory emphasizes the importance of relationships, social justice, diversity, and multiculturalism. Attendees will explore how to use relational cultural theory to inform their sessions with clients.

Lawrence Richardson and Tonya Hammer, Oklahoma State University; Christian Chan, Idaho State University


#707 Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice through Collaborative Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Career clients often lack motivation to engage in career development processes as a result of deeply rooted ambivalence about their current situation. Come discuss how Motivational Interviewing can be used as an empirically-based collaborative approach with clients to resolve their ambivalence and inspire them to take action.

Adam Miller and David Murphy, Florida State University


#708 Using the Self-Directed Search and My Next Move for Veterans: A Way to Hone in Your Veteran Clients' Civilian Occupations

Attend this session to learn about the development of My Next Move for Veterans, an online crosswalk between military and civilian occupations. In addition, learn how the Self-Directed Search (SDS), RIASEC theory, and the online VeteranSDS report can be used to better engage clients in the career counseling process.

Katie Meyer-Griffith, Jennifer Greene, and Melissa Messer, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (PAR)


#709 Build Your Digital Brand to Boost Credibility in Your Career

Few business professionals recognize the importance of their online presence. Yet your digital brand is the first thing people review to learn more about you and your expertise. Following the 4-step process from the book CareerKred, you can build a digital brand that will get you recognized for your expertise.

Ryan Rhoten, CareerBrand


#710 Reflections on the ICCDPP 2017 8th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy

In June 2017, 107 career development leaders, researchers, and policymakers from 21 nations attended the 8th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy in Seoul, Korea. In this panel, members of Team USA and Team Canada will share symposium highlights, the official Communique, and both team's Country Action Plans.

Roberta Neault, Life Strategies Ltd.; Lorraine Godden, Queen's University Faculty of Education; Scott Solberg, Boston University; Lourdes Rivera, Queen's College, City University of New York; Rebecca Dedmond, George Washington University; Spencer Niles, College of William and Mary