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Cultivating Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice in Career Services: Multiple Opportunities and Pathways

By Christian D. Chan, Mary Parker, Cheryl Love, Kyle Inselman, Ruben Britt, Jr., David Julius Ford, Jr.

Career development operates with a foundation of social justice, equity, and inclusion as pillars, given its roots in advocacy and development. In this article, we promote the utility of social justice, equity, and inclusion for multiple constituencies of career practitioners and provide three examples of programming and initiatives to advance career development and education for historically marginalized communities.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Embracing Chaos Theory of Careers

By Christopher Mesaros

The workforce is less predictable, more freelance, and careers are extending well beyond traditional retirement age. Chaos Theory of Careers offers a framework for promoting adaptability, preparedness, and embracing change for students. To do this, we must reject old narratives and encourage preparing for complexity through branding and transferable skills.

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Independent Practice

Career Counseling during the Establishment Stage Derailed by a Child’s Medical Crisis

By Mary Rose Tichar

Adults typically establish careers during the ages of 24–44. Donald Super describes this Establishment Stage as the time for creating career identities around personal work values and missions. An unexpected issue can significantly impact this stage. This article provides a real-life crisis scenario and effective ways career counselors can work with clients derailed by their children’s serious illnesses.

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K-12

Career Development for Students Experiencing Homelessness

By Carrie Sanders and Stacey Havlik

Promoting college and career readiness throughout K-12 provides a foundation for students to make informed decisions about life after high school. This article suggests ways to provide access to college and career resources for students experiencing homelessness. [Eds. Note - this article originally appeared in the web magazine in Dec. 2015. Because of its significance to today's readers, we are re-running it now.]

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Post-Secondary

The Role of Career Services in First-Gen Student Success

By Christine Albright

First-generation college students represent a significant portion of individuals seeking higher education in the United States, yet they face many barriers that hinder success. The Office of Career Services sits in the perfect position to assist first-generation college students. However, to be effective we must first understand their needs and struggles.

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Workplaces

Women of Color Navigating the Career Environment: Using Male Dominated Strategies to "FuelForward"

By Vonya Hodrick and Vivian Blade

Overall, both men and women bring many skills, talents, and strengths to the workforce that are essential to progressing their career. However, studies on the progress of professional women show that women are often playing catch-up their entire careers. Women of color are even less likely to get access to the influencers and job opportunities that accelerate career advancement. This article illuminates the importance of strategic relationships in navigating the career environment, gender differences in relationship building, and strategies for practitioners to help women of color advance.

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Tech Tips

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- Tip provided by Dr. Janet Wall, www.CEUonestop.com; ceuonestop@gmail.com

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