Creating an Impactful Career Development Course: Incorporating Social Justice with Career and Major Exploration for College Students

By Matt Eng and Eve Millett

Higher education institutions offer courses to assist students with adjusting to their post-secondary careers. However, what can we do to address the needs of students that have not yet chosen their major? UNIV 340 is an example of incorporating career exploration and social justice into a major exploration course.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Using Research to Improve Theory and Practice: A CIP Approach

By James P. Sampson, Jr.

This article describes how cognitive information processing (CIP) theory attempts to improve the design and delivery of career resources and services by helping researchers and practitioners better locate and use information about the theory.

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Independent Practice

Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work

Book Review by Janine Rowe

Designing Your Work Life blends concepts from self-determination theory, growth mindset research, positive psychology, and design thinking to help readers create a more satisfying working life. Practical tips provided can be used by career professionals to empower and engage clients in their career development.Complete Article >


Consideration of Flexible Work Schedule in Post-Pandemic High School Career Exploration

By Paula Mooty

A trend of “telecommuting” became common and necessary for many since the emergence of the pandemic in 2020. Alternative work schedules can be beneficial to both employers and future employees, including students. New and exciting post-pandemic workplace possibilities await these students with the introduction of the flexible work schedule into the career exploration process.

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An Insider’s Perspective: Medical School Advisor Tips on Preparing Pre-Medical Students

By Lisa Cardello, Ferin Ford, Nicholas LaTorre, and Chantal Vergara

Career specialists working in the undergraduate setting have a unique opportunity to prepare pre-med students with impactful skills and strategies that will later promote success in medical school. Such strategies in a variety of areas are described, with insight offered from advisors working in a medical school setting.

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Gig Economy Jobs – A Good Fit for the Baby Boomer Generation

By Page Vincent

For many older Americans, prolonging or changing the professional window will become paramount. Yet the workplace presents challenges to workers over 50 years of age. How do we, as Career Services Providers, support this critical and growing population of job seekers? The “Gig Economy” provides great opportunities.

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The VIRTUAL 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference

By Mary Ann Powell

A Kaleidoscope of Career Interventions in an Age of Uncertainty is the theme of the 2021 conference scheduled for June 29 – July 1. NCDA is excited to offer a fully virtual event this year which will be accessible to career professionals around the globe. We hope you will join us!Complete Article >

Tech Tips

Scheduling Meetings with Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool that is part of the Microsoft Office family of products. Bookings includes a web-based booking calendar and integrates with Outlook to optimize your calendar. It allows you to send a link that give others the ability to see your calendar availability and book a meeting time. Collaborative work with professional colleagues made easy!

Submitted by Barbara Thomson, thomson.barbara@rutgers.edu