NCDA has transitioned to a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. These groupings are designed to help you in your 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.
In this section of the website, you will have the opportunity to hear from the trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. Similarly, when attending the NCDA Global Conference, you can meet with fellow participants in your constituency groups. This section may post results of these conference gatherings.
Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists - Trustee Lakeisha Mathews
Contact Point is a Canadian built multi-sector on-line community for career development professionals worldwide. They offer extensive resources, networking capabilities, and an array of learning links for career development professionals.
Home page for the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. This Florida State University (FSU) web page contains resources for practitioners, individuals, instructors, and evaluators.
How I Compare is a completely free online resource and community for students interested in going to Law School. The online platform helps students navigate the admissions process by using a Real Time algorithm to generate a unique list of Law Schools where students have a high likelihood of being accepted (based on both their academic and personal profile). How I Compare also helps students access research and data from Law Schools across the country, identify scholarship opportunities, and even offers a 100% Free LSAT Prep Course.
Produced by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), JobWeb offers college and university career services personnel pertinent career and job-search advice for new college graduates, and is the online complement to the Job Choices job-search publications.
While aiming to address the needs of vocational educators, practitioners, and researchers, this career collaboratory also seeks to bring together like-minded professionals in an effort to share and advance their knowledge. The Vocopher Resource Library is free and does not require registration. Access to the Vocopher Career Inventories is free, but requires registration.
The Alliance of Career Resource Professionals (ACRP— formerly ACSCI) developed this tool to help career development professionals compare career products and services before purchasing. This new tool's writable electronic format enables the user to compare products by applying ACRP standards constructs to key components of career information products and services. ACRP’s intent is to assist counselors, administrators and others tasked with comparing systems that are often complex and organized in different ways.
The 6th edition of this text, edited by Danica Hays & Chris Wood, maintains the key features of previous editions with reviews of instruments and chapters by leading experts in the field. The updated edition has over 70 reviews and now includes qualitative/alternative approaches to standardized assessments. Chapters cover topics such as multicultural considerations in career assessment, selecting a career assessment, and career assessment standards and competencies for practitioners. A useful matrix provides a useful cross-reference to search for instruments based on the purpose of the instruments and the population best to use it.
A quarterly publication of NCDA for members, this print magazine is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for four departments (including School Counselors, Professional Counselors, Graduate Students, and Career Development Facilitators), and four regular columns.
Use this database, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, to find materials on the topic of career development. Just type your topic of interest in the Search Term: field.
Newly revised by NACE, this is a must-have resource because "the use of professional standards in career services is intended to facilitate excellence in the creation, maintenance, and delivery of programs and services."
The second edition of this NCDA monograph not only provides strategies for delivering key components of career development in enthusiastic, innovative, and more meaningful ways, it covers updated standards and new technologies. An entire chapter offers 50+ active learning strategies useful for beginning and intermediate instructors of undergraduate and graduate career development courses and presenters of career development workshops. Available in print and e-book. (Osborn, 2016)
ACRP is a member-driven organization that promotes the world- wide development, delivery, and use of high-quality career information and career resources to help educate youth and adults in their career exploration, planning, decision-making, preparation, and job acquisition.