Presentations are subject to change. The conference program book will contain the final presentations and time slots - look for it to be posted on the Agenda page in June.

Program Series I
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
3:05 – 4:15 pm

#100 Helping Youth Realize Imagined Futures: A Longitudinal Study from 10th Grade to 2 Years Into Postsecondary Training
Learn results, from a longitudinal study of adolescents transitioning through high school and into postsecondary education, demonstrating the relationship between career development counseling services provided while in high school, psychosocial variables, financial planning strategies, and critical markers of postsecondary success (e.g., retention and debt) two years after high school graduation.
Richard Lapan, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Tim Poynton, University of Massachusetts Boston


#101 Intersection of Career Counseling and Psychosocial Adjustment to Disability for Adults with Acquired Disabilities
This program shares a theoretical and practical approach to career counseling with adults with acquired disabilities. Practitioners must possess a working knowledge of the adjustment to disability process as it relates to the client's career transition. Participants will learn how career interventions can facilitate the client's adjustment to their disability.
Tina Anctil, Portland State University


#102 Training and Supervision for the Next Generation of Career Counselors
How can career practitioners best supervise counselors-in-training? For 40 years, the Florida State Career Center has successfully trained and supervised counselors-in-training in delivering career services to diverse clients. Come enhance your professional development in this critical area, and learn effective and innovative techniques for individual and group supervision.
Janet Lenz, Florida State University Career Center; Emily Kennelly, Florida State University Career Center; Kristin Zaideman, Florida State University Career Center; Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, North Carolina State University


#103 Using Narratives to Design Personalized Career Programs and Activities that Facilitate Career Readiness
This session explores how practitioners working with youth, college, and adult populations can use career narratives to assess and design interventions that increase career readiness.  Levels of career readiness will be described using three identity models: Ego-Identity Development, Life Story, and Conceptions of Career Choice and Attainment.
V. Scott H Solberg, Boston University; Caroline VanBruinswaardt, Chonlada Jarukitisakul, Ellie Castine, Taryn Hargrove, Zi Chen


#104 Trauma: The Foundation for an Encore Career
This session will explore how personal stories of pain and trauma can serve as the catalyst and foundation for encore careers in which individuals seek to actively master what they have passively suffered. This session will outline how counselors can help clients create meaning to their suffering through their career.
Jennifer Del Corso, Old Dominion University


#105 Contributions of NCDA to Improve Veterans' Transitions to Civilian Careers:  What Have We Learned? What Can We Do Next?
In this panel presentation, authors of articles in a recent journal issue on veterans' career development will update and expand upon their articles.  The presentation will summarize accomplishments of the NCDA Veterans Committee and discuss opportunities offered to NCDA.  Career practitioners can expect to learn more about veterans' career transitions.
Robert Miles, NCDA; Shawn Conlon, U.S. Marine Corps; Mary Anderson, Western Michigan University; Ted Daywalt, VetJobs Veteran Employment Situation Report


#106 Creative Impactful Career Development Practices and Resources for International Student Success
Career development professionals struggle to meet the career-readiness needs of international students. Barriers include differences in job search cultural norms, language barriers impacting interview skills, and challenges in navigating Visa issues. This presentation features innovative programs and resources with the goal of sharing best practices for this diverse population.
Ellen Zold Goldman, Northeastern University; Ashley LoBue, Northeastern University


#107 Action-Oriented, Hope-Centered Career Interventions
Learn more about the Action-Oriented, Hope-Centered Career model and the face-to-face and online interventions that have been developed to go along with this approach. Presenters will be discussing the interventions in the context of several research projects involving unemployed clients and immigrant professionals.
Norman Amundson, UBC; Spencer Niles, College of William & Mary; Goddard Tannis, Training Innovations; Amber Clarke, Saskatoon Health Region


#108 Utilizing Peer Career Advisors to Engage a Changing College Student Population
Learn about the benefits of building a peer career advisor program at a university career center. Get the inside scoop on how the Peer Career Advisor program at the University of Colorado at Boulder has positively impacted students, staff, and faculty.
Cori Shaff, University of Colorado Boulder, Career Services; Ben Wurzel, University of Colorado Boulder, Career Services


#109 ProPath: A Career Development Plan for Undergraduates
In response to the frequent student comment, I wish I had known this was available earlier, UMass Lowell's Career Services office developed ProPath, a year-by-year structured approach to career planning and development, integrating experiential learning with career development activities to help undergraduates successfully transition into a professional position or graduate school. Presenters will share the elements of the plan including its curriculum, methods of tracking student progress and the implementation of the plan through faculty collaborations and a campus-wide marketing effort.
Priscilla March, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Martina Witts, University of Massachusetts Lowell


#110 The Courage to Imagine: Confronting and Managing Vocational Anxiety
Career exploration is inherently an anxiety provoking process during each stage of the life span.  This session will introduce vocational anxiety from an existential perspective, and provide strategies for helping clients confront and manage their anxiety while they face existential concerns such as creating meaningful and authentic lives and accepting responsibility for self-creation.
Christopher Pisarik, University of Georgia


#111 Obtaining Employment within the Federal Government
This presentation will focus on navigating the federal employment process including Do's and Dont's.
Loredana Erlick, Hines VA Hospital; Kate Schoenlein, Hines VA Hospital



Program Series II
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
4:35 – 5:45 pm

#200 Retirement Reimagined: Using Career Tools to Help Baby Boomers Create Encore Lives
The Retirement Life Project began with a blog about this major life transition. This presentation introduces five activity arenas (work, entrepreneurship, leisure, volunteer, and learning) using the Holland Hexagon to create a productive and meaningful Third Age. Intended for transitional professionals and practitioners interested in doing retirement life planning.
Cathy Severson, Passport to Purpose and RLM LLC


#201 Career Identities that Last a Lifetime: Benefits of Life-story or Narrative Writing Methods
This presentation shares  outcomes research that indicates a positive correlation between the intent of life-story writing to 'uncover' a personal story, to create a new career identity, and facilitate a positive career change. Presenters will focus on benefits for the client-counsellor relationship.
George Dutch, JobJoy


#202 Collaborative Learning in an Online Graduate Career Counseling Course
Counselor education is adopting the national trend toward online learning.  For career counseling instructors the challenge is to find ways to engage students in collaborative learning to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the career counseling profession.  This program will outline methods for accomplishing that goal.
David Dietrich, University of Tennessee at Martin; Fred Dorn, North Central University


#203 Supervising Career Counselors:  Applying Theory to Site Supervision
Join us to learn about the Integrated Development Model and its application to the site supervision of career counseling interns and new professionals. Participants will be provided with examples of site supervision resources and presenters will facilitate a supervision case to share best practices.
Allison Moesel, Georgetown University; Beth Harlan, Georgetown University


#204 Finding Your First Job in America: Counseling New Immigrants and Refugees
This session is  practitioner focused and highlights effective strategies for working with new immigrants and refugees in their first year of arrival. Special issues, challenges, and strengths of this population will be discussed. Success stories describing what services are most helpful will be shared.
Shadin Atiyeh, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County; Shrina Eadeh, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County


#205 Reducing Recidivism: Established Methodologies/Programs for the Hard to Sell Population
Reducing recidivism requires a community-collaboration approach, practical hands-on applications, and mutual respect. With far-reaching costs and rippling societal consequence, today is dedicated to evaluating the results of an on-going three-year Central Florida Jobs Initiative intensive three-week workshop empowering disadvantaged populations and how your organization/community can benefit from the lessons learned.
Danny Huffman, Education Career Services; Mark Treston, Education Career Services; Kelly Byrne, Education Career Services


#206 Key Career Success Factors of People with Liberal Arts Majors in South Korea
Seeking a job as liberal arts students is far tougher than engineering students. In this session, participants will be able to gain useful insights and learn effective interventions for individuals majored in liberal arts by reviewing key success factors defined with people with liberal arts degrees and HR professionals.
Hyung Joon Yoon, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; Sung Sik Ahn, Korea University Career Development Center; Dongyul Kim, Korea Leadership Center; Min Hee Yang, Kookmin University; Min Jung Kim, Chungshin Girls' Middle School; Sora Ahn, Sungshin Women's University Career Development Center


#207 Corporate Careers - How Employees Get Stuck . . . and How to Help Them
Why do employees in large organizations get stuck in their careers? How can we help them? Learn how General Motors Company is increasing employee engagement with a new global career development platform built for employees by employees.
Rich Feller, Colorado State University; Mimi Brent, General Motors Company - Global Human Resources - Talent Management


#208 Contemplative Career Counseling: Mindfulness and Beyond
Contemplative Career Counseling draws upon the intersection of neuroscience and contemplative practices by utilizing methods that align the client's inner experience with their outer life.  This is accomplished by integrating mindfulness and other contemplative practices into the traditional career counseling process.  Come experience and learn these methods firsthand.
Linda Faucheux, University of Colorado, Career Services; Deepesh Faucheux, Naropa University; Aga Sypniewska, University of Colorado, Career Services


#209 What Employers Wish You Knew: 7 Proven Techniques for Job Winners
You never know why you don't get hired. Employers can't tell--but wish you knew--they don't pick mediocre. Based on research of the most important factors impacting hiring decisions, the presenters will uncover a targeted web-based, hybrid training model. This session reviews the top 7 proven techniques for job winners.
Jan McCormick, JobLingo


#210 The FUDGE Factor™: Finding Your Professional Sweet Spot at Any Age
Motivational speaker and writer Esther Hicks says, "It's never too late to be who you were meant to be".  The FUDGE Factor(TM) process helps people, who haven't yet found who they were meant to be, create a strategic plan to find their sweet spot in life.
Lisa Kelley, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services; Mary Hunt, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services


#211 Celebrating the Business of an Independent Career Professional
Join fellow independents as we explore managing a solo business successfully.  Assess today's opportunities and challenges for financial management, marketing services, and client management.  Presenters share their collective  experience about their journeys as a role model for those considering career development as an encore career path.
Sue Aiken, Something of Value; Nancy Miller, Creative Lifework Design



Presentation Series III
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
10:20 - 11:30 am

#300 Taking the Next Step with Twitter: Tips for Live Chat Participation and Moderation
Have you ever wondered how a Twitter chat works? Get started with this how to session. You'll find out what to expect as a live chat participant, and what to consider if you are thinking about creating a new chat event for your career center or private practice.
Melissa Venable, OnlineColleges.net


#301 North Korean Defectors' Life Reimagined in South Korea: An Effective Career Development Program
This session will share the results of competency modeling for North Korean defectors' career development and a career development training program based on the competencies. Participants will be able to understand the career development needs of NKDs in South Korea and learn how to approach those with different cultural backgrounds.
Hyung Joon Yoon, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; Eun Hee Kang, Korea University Career Development Center; Su-Kyoung Lim, Korea Rural Economic Institute; Sungsik Ahn, Korea University Career Development Center


#302 Validation of a Resiliency/Social-Emotional Learning Instrument for Elementary Students
To be responsive to student disengagement, schools need personalized information identifying youth's emerging needs. This study validated an assessment designed to measure the social and emotional needs of elementary students. Researchers also determined these factors are predictive of future academic performance, as measured by state reading and math exam scores.
Scott Solberg, Boston University; Christine De Baca, ScholarCentric; Taryn Hargrove Gore, Boston University


#303 Top 5 Branding Mistakes of Encore Careerists
This interactive session will explore the top 5 branding mishaps that often erode job search success. Participants will walk away with examples from clients and from guided discussion to help clients dig deeper and marry their brand strengths with employer needs for a value proposition with heart and teeth.
Marie Zimenoff, A Strategic Advantage


#304 Career Development Considerations of LGBT College Students
LGBT individuals who suffer from a low level of social support, experienced discrimination while attending school, and may face challenges in fully developing their careers. This program explores the relationships between social support network, school environment, career role models and LGBT individuals' career decision making.
Hansori Jang, University of Iowa; Carol Smith, University of Iowa


#305 A Nonprofit Perspective: Utilizing Assessments to Identify Career Pathways for Individuals with Multiple Barriers
Guided by Blustein's (2006) Psychology of Working, the presenter will provide an overview of nonprofit career services and highlight how a tool from the Colorado Department of Higher Education has been integrated into ongoing programming to assess interests and determine career pathways for individuals facing multiple barriers to employment.
Elizabeth Robertson, Center for Work Education and Employment


#306 Fostering Clients' Career Development Through Chaos Theory of Careers: Interventions and Techniques
Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC) (Pryor & Bright, 2011) addresses the non-linearity and uncertainty of career and can free clients from outdated modes when making career decisions. In this session, presenters will focus on CTC-based career counseling interventions to effect positive change with clients in university and private practice settings.
Lauren Pasquarella Daley, Catalyst, Inc.; Jon Schlesinger, University of Colorado Boulder, Career Services


#307 A Career Construction Counseling Manual: Development and Use
The session will describe the development and use of a Career Construction Counseling Manual that provides a step-by-step outline of the intervention. During the session, participants will consider manualized interventions, the principles that structure career construction counseling, and practice the techniques and strategies that constitute the counseling intervention.
Mark Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical university


#308 Best Practices for Working with International Students
The NCDA International Student Work Group will share the results of a nationwide survey with employers and recruitment professionals. The presenters will discuss strategies to utilize career services successfully, and identify practical resources and best practices that can increase the effectiveness of career professionals working with international students.
Elif Balin, Pennsylvania State University; Satomi Yaji Chudasama, Princeton University; Elizabeth Knapp, UNIVERSITY of HOUSTON (BAUER); Jason Radman, Colorado State University; Priyanka Raut, University of Houston; Lily Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


#309 Reimagining Career Counseling for African-American Male Students Using an Anti-Deficit Framework
African-American men are continually mishandled by educators, policymakers, and concerned others. Research has tended to magnify the troubled status of African-American men on all levels of education and has yielded few solutions. This session explores the importance of applying an anti-deficit achievement framework in career counseling with African-American men.
Yamonte Cooper, El Camino College; Brian Hutchison, University of Missouri - St. Louis


#310 Shared Responsibility: A Career Development Model for Today's Businesses

How does career development work in a for-profit business model?  Come and learn what one successful business is doing to support career development for over 3,000 employees. In this presentation you will learn how to approach career development in a corporation and three specific programs that can be implemented in any organization.
Gaylen Smith-Osborn, LPL Financial; Andrea Manoni, LPL Financial


#311 Experience the Who You Are Matters! Career Clarification Game and Online Storytelling Tools for Life Design
Career counselors and specialists deserve to be influential in helping lifelong learners navigate transitions and re-imagine life's possibilities. We need tools that promote readiness, clarification and life design principles. Sample and appreciate the face-to-face Who You Are MATTERS! game and online storytelling tools successfully used in education, organizations and practice.
Mark Franklin, CareerCycles; Rich Feller, Colorado State University



Presentation Series IV
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
1:00 - 2:10 pm

#400 Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy Participants


#401 Employee Career Development: A Must in the 21st Century
The presenter will walk the attendees through the most effective steps in designing, developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating an employee career development program. The responsibility of the organization, the first line manager, and the employee will be described and discussed.
Richard Knowdell, Career Development Network


#402 The Secrets of an Efficient High-Growth Career Practice: How to Leverage Technology to Grow Your Business
As your career services practice grows, administrative headaches grow right along with it. Good news! There are many tools, apps, and products for small business owners that can have a profound effect on your sanity and your freedom! Embracing technology allows you to crate space for new clients, more revenue, and (surprisingly!) more free time. The workshop, led by the award-winning author and CEO of The Career Strategy Group, will prepare overburdened small business owners to tackle technology challenges in their business, especially those that may be stifling growth.
Laura Labovich, The Career Strategy Group


#403 Helping Clients Develop Career Concern with Motivational Interviewing and Career Narratives
Often counselors encounter clients that demonstrate low career concern. In this presentation, participants will learn about the application of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to target developing career concern with clients. Additionally, participants will review case studies and see demonstrations of specific aspects of MI used with client's narratives.
Kevin Stoltz, University of Central Arkansas; Shékina Rochat, Institut de Psychologie, Université de Lausanne


#404 The YWCA FiftyPlus Program: Getting Mature Women Back to Work
The YWCA's FiftyPlus Program is the only program in the nation that offers employment training and job placement exclusively for women age 50 and older.  Since 2000, FiftyPlus has been preparing mature women with the skills they need to secure and retain employment so they may achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Lindsy Carpenter, YWCA San Francisco & Marin


#405 Comparing Career Transitions of Midlife and College Student Veterans
Military members were surveyed regarding their experience transitioning to civilian employment, life satisfaction, and demographic features. Specifically midlife veterans (n=134) and college student veterans (n=141) were surveyed. Findings regarding transition variables will be discussed, including confidence, support, and motivation, as well as implications for career practitioners working with veterans.
Heather Robertson, St. John's University


#406 Raising the Bar: Critical New Concepts in the Revised ACA Code of Ethics
The 2014 revision of the ACA Code of Ethics substantially raises the bar for the ethical practice of career counselors.  This presentation will highlight new ethical imperatives in such areas as professional values, social media, the imposition of counselor personal values, defining the moment ethical responsibilities begin, and fee splitting.
Erin Martz, American Counseling Association


#407 Choosing Work in the 21st Century: Balancing the Marketplace and the Dream
I just need a job with benefits.  I really don't care if the job is interesting ...   This client's comments, uttered after she was asked about her goals, reflect a shift for many practitioners who are trained to foster self-determination.  This presentation will review the complexities of balancing career dreams with the reality of the labor market.
David Blustein, Boston College; Hanoch Flum, Ben-Gurion University; Rachel Gali Cinamon, Tel Aviv University


#408 Serving and Learning: An Illustration of Service Learning in Career Counselor Education
Educating future career counselors is a complex and challenging process. This presentation will describe a service learning activity that was designed to address this complex task through a high-impact service learning experience for counseling students, while concurrently serving aspiring first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds.
Kevin Tate, Department of Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology, Marquette University; Heather Lemke, Educational Opportunity Program, Marquette University; T Ullrich, Educational Opportunity Program, Marquette University


#409 Digging Deeper into the Keynote Presentation: How We Can Elevate Career Development
In this interactive presentation, our keynoter Bill Symonds will provide more detail about the work the Global Pathways Institute is helping lead to develop more collaborative models of career guidance.  This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage in a discussion with Symonds. We will also discuss ways in which participants might become directly engaged in the work of the Global Pathways Institute.
William Symonds, Global Pathways Institute


#410 Growing from Within: Individualized Career Services in a Joint Labor/Management Manufacturing Environment
This presentation will demonstrate how Boeing puts to use its internal talents. Through a unique collaboration between management and labor, and the use of career tools and career advisors, employees gain skills and promotional opportunities. Presenters will highlight tools used in career advancement for IAM represented hourly employees at Boeing.
Jeff Snyder, IAM/Boeing Joint Programs; Gina Fountain, IAM/Boeing Joint Programs; Lindsay Ruf, IAM/Boeing Joint Programs


#411 Your Work or Your Life: Setting Boundaries and Keeping Balance in an Increasingly Fast-Paced World
Your Work or Your Life addresses the salient issue of work-life balance in the 21st Century.   Career practitioners and their clients frequently juggle competing priorities in their work and lives.  This interactive workshop aims to help career practitioners create solutions for work-life synergy for themselves and their clients.
Michelle Carroll, Carroll Career Consultants, LLC; Jessica Bickley, Career Development Alliance & REA-Partners in Transition; Tina Johnston, NewStarts Counseling and Education Services, pllc



Presentation Series V
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2:30 – 3:40 pm

#500 Transgender in the Workplace: Expanding Career Counselor's Focus on this Special-Underserved Population
Currently there is a dearth of specific research on career interventions with transgender populations.  This presentation will provide an overview of the most contemporaneous recommendations for attending the needs of these special clients, in the domain of career services.  Attention will focus on definition of terms; requisite career awareness; applicable skills and techniques for effective career counseling ; and Social Justice advocacy for this special client population.
Lee Covington Rush, Northern Illinois University; Jakendra Williams, Northern Illinois University; Suzy Wise, Counselor Education and Supervision, Norther Illinois University


#501 When Asian Women Consider Career Options
This panel of Asian career practitioners will describe cultural issues which affect career choices of the women they counsel in Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and Korea.  As these women seek meaning in life, their cultural and gender perspectives affect their choices.  Each country presents unique cultural concerns, but also common themes.
Marilyn Maze, Asia Pacific Career Dev. Assoc.; Cheri Butler, Asia Pacific Career Development Association; Hsui-Lan (Shelley) Tien, Asia Pacific Career Development Association; Megumi Ohkubo, Rikkyo University, Tokyo; Carla Siojo, Ateneo de Manila University; Jung-ah Cho, Gyeonggi Women's Development Center


#502 50 Mobile Hacks Career Counselors Need Right Now!
Are you ready for 50 life-changing mobile hacks in 50 minutes? Come join this fast-paced session that promises to increase your efficiency and effectiveness - or at least to impress your friends with your hacks-to-go knowledge by its conclusion.
Deb Osborn, Florida State University; Melissa Venable, OnlineColleges.net


#503 Transition Classes for Veterans: Analyzing Outcome Data from Career Assessments
With the growing attention on supporting veterans in their career development, a question looms as to whether various interventions are effective. This presentation will discuss a specific example of using career-related assessments to determine the impact of a transition class for veterans in a post-secondary higher education setting.
Krysta Kurzynski, John Carroll University; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University


#504 Childhood Career Development: Addressing Barriers, Building Career Adaptability, and Promoting Hope
Join us for an engaging and thoughtful dialogue! Presenters will share information and utilize case studies to facilitate conscientious discussion regarding the need to address barriers, develop career adaptability, and build hope in today's children starting at a young age to facilitate healthy and positive lifelong career development.
Jacqueline Peila-Shuster, Colorado State University; Sharon K. Anderson, Colorado State University; Ozlem Ulas, Hacettepe University, Turkey


#505 Understanding Counselor Liability and Risks: Ethics and Protection
Think you could never be sued by a client? Think again as this could indeed happen. Join us as we examine ethics, counselor liability and risks. Prepare to self assess your present practices using interactive clickers and see how you stack up.
Ellen Weaver Paquette, Developpe, Inc.; Judith Drew, Salve Regina University


#506 Career Capital: From Finding to Cultivating the Dream Job
Finding the dream job by following your passions leads students to chronic anxiety, avoiding commitment, and externalizing empowerment.  Students and transitioning adults alike have been set up for failure due to societal messaging of finding your dream career. Explore how cultivating career capital can increase control, decrease anxiety, and build positive awareness in clients.
Jessie Czerwonka, University of Colorado Denver Career Center; Nick Shaklee, University of Colorado Denver Career Center; Scott Treas, University of Colorado Denver Career Center


#507 The Seven Essential Steps to Reimagining Our Lives
Distilling down the experience of 40+ years in helping some 10,000,000 people reimagine their lives, or find encore careers, the author of What Color Is Your Parachute here summarizes the seven keys to doing this; and, along the way, the stumbling blocks people run into.
Dick Bolles, eParachute, AARP (Life Reimagined, Work Division)


#508 Beyond Counseling: Applying Career Construction Theory to Other Forms of Career Intervention
Career construction theory and practice applies to career intervention primarily in the form of counseling.  Yet, counseling represents just one form of career intervention.  Therefore, participants will learn to effectively apply career construction to other forms of career intervention including workbooks, curricula, and academic advising.  Designed for a general audience.
Paul J. Hartung, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Mark L. Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Tracy Lara, Kent State University


#509 Best Practices Panel: Career Peer Ambassador Programs
Panelists from diverse higher education institutions across the country will share how their career centers recruit, train, utilize, and empower current students to serve as peer ambassadors. Attendees will gain insight for use in creating or improving their own team of peer leaders, encouraging student engagement across campus.
Katherine Nobles, UNC Chapel Hill University Career Services; Samara Reynolds, UNC Chapel Hill School of Law; Vera Chapman, Colgate University; Jamie Perez, Texas Tech University


#510 Leaders as Career Agents: How to Boost Employee Engagement with Just One Role
With employee engagement statistics showing us that upwards of 70% of the workforce today is checked out, it is imperative for leaders, career practitioners and organizations to think about how to maximize talent in a way that leads to mutual gains.  Participants in this workshop will understand how to apply methods to be a career agent, which leads to increased employee engagement and productivity.
Mary  Ila Ward, Horizon Point Consulting, Inc.


#511 Intergrating the Career Development Facilitator Certification into Counselor Education Programs
Recent developments in career and college readiness have driven worldwide changes in the preparation of school counselors. The demand that all workers have 21st century knowledge and skills in order to be competitive and to manage inevitable life-career transitions has to be addressed in the K-12 setting. The presenter will share the rationale, the journey and benefits of incorporating the Career Development Facilitator Program into the curriculum of Counselor Education Programs. This session will use South Carolina State University as the model to enable other universities to develop, validate, or improve their career development competencies for Counselor Education students.
Sharon Givens, SC State University/Training Visions


Presentation Series VI
Thursday, July 2, 2015
8:30 – 9:30 am 

#600 Best Practices for Your Private Practice
Learn best practices for your private practice from professionals with three different business models.  Whether you want a practice focused on individual clients, a hybrid practice that includes contracts with employers and training and group work or a part-time, niche practice, we have lots of tips to make it work.
Karen Chopra, The Savvy Career Counselor; Paula Brand, Brand Career Management; Michelle Carroll, Carroll Career Consultants


#601 Teaching Students about the Connections between Social Class and Career Development
The intersection of social class and career affects many counseling clients, yet counselors sometimes struggle to meaningfully address this connection. Members of the NCDA-ACES Commission for Preparing Counselors will present unique and experiential activities designed to teach graduate students how to understand these connections and effectively serve their clients.
Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee; Kathy Evans, University of South Carolina; Stephanie Burns, Western Michigan University; Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University; Kevin Tate, Marquette University; Adry Clark, Western Oregon University


#602 Perceptions of Career Counseling Faculty on the Future of the Profession and its Role in Counseling Departments
A comparative case study of five career counseling faculty members within five CACREP university counseling programs in the U.S. was recently conducted to examine their perceptions and experiences in delivering career topics, the level of support for the program by leadership, and perceived sustainability of the career counseling specialization. Results will be shared and discussed in this session.
Heather Zeng, Capella University; Byron Waller, Governors State University; Carol Vecchio, Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal


#603 Thinking Outside of Limitations and Reimaging Career Potentials for International Populations
A research-based career program is introduced which targets three key factors to enhance career development and preparation for international students. Three elements include sharpening career identity, building personal brand and developing professional job-search skills. Moreover, theoretical background, program's practice and evaluation will be discussed.
Susan T. Chuang, New Mind Education; S. Raymond Ting, North Carolina State University


#604 Application of a Unifying Framework for Navigating the School to Work Transition for Youth with Disabilities
A unifying framework for navigating transitions is applied specifically to the school to work transition for youth with disabilities. Using this framework to target their career development needs and provide a self-regulatory learning process, creative and collaborative strategies emerge to help address many challenging issues encountered by youth with disabilities.
John Kosciulek, Michigan State University; Becky Bobek, ACT, Inc.; Richard Lapan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


#605 Career Counseling in Emerging Markets: An Encore Panel of International Career Professionals
The International Career Issues Committee presents a panel presentation with discussion designed to identify both common and divergent practices and trends in international career practice. Each of three panelists will give a short presentation relevant to research or practice in a non-United States setting followed by a moderated discussion.
Brian Hutchison, University of Missouri - St. Louis


#606 Advocating for Career Development Legislation: How to Make a Difference
This presentation provides a description of the career development and counseling programs that can be offered under recent educational and workforce legislation as well as a comprehensive guide on how to work with your state and congressional legislators to secure policies and funding in support of your career development work.
Charles Lehman, NCDA Government Relations Committee; Rebecca Dedmond, NCDA Government Relations Committee; Matt Kent, Lobbyit


#607 LGBTQQIA Career Counseling Comes of Age: What has Happened in the Last 21 Years
So you say you have LGBTQQIA career counseling clients. But you're not exactly sure what will work with this under-served population. We'll look at the professional literature in this new field over the last 21 years. You'll find out what works (and what doesn't) in this best practices focused program.
Mark Pope, Dept of Counseling & Family Therapy, University of Missouri - St. Louis; Riley Folds III, OUT for Work


#608 Reimagining How to Teach Job Search Skills
Job seekers need to constantly develop and improve job search skills. That is why it is critical for instructors of job search skills workshops  to reimagine how to teach these skills. Uncover how to make your knowledge of job search skills understandable, useful, entertaining and immediately applicable to diverse audiences.
Rob Seemann, Career Change Success


#609 Building Programs from Grass Roots Efforts: The Power of Needs Assessments in Developed and Developing Countries
Do key stakeholders -- students, their families, educators, and businesses -- have systematic input into your career guidance program?  Our presentation will showcase a best-practice model for school/community needs assessments to establish baseline and evaluation data for program implementation and improvement. We will share recent outcomes from Rwanda and Abu Dhabi.
Phil Harrington, Kuder, Inc.; Jerry Trusty, The Pennsylvania State University


#610 Career Resilience: The Employee Imperative
Essential to thriving in dynamic organizations, career/personal resilience is a non-negotiable imperative for employees/individuals to sustain effectiveness and well-being at work.  In this session, presenters engage participants about the significance of career resilience and provide a model to demonstrate it working in a major organizational setting.
Michele DeRosa, Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust for Kaiser Permanente; Darlene Martin, Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust for Kaiser Permanente


#611 The Internet and Job-Seekers: Providing Value for Clients and Exposure for Organizations
Are you considering adding services for job seekers on the Web? Come hear how two organizations (one association and one private practice) provided rich content and extraordinary value to their clients while also increasing exposure to their services and additional revenue.
Pamela Marshall, Metro DC Chapter of the Association for Talent Development; Ronda Ansted, Be The Change Career Consulting



Presentation Series VII
Thursday, July 2, 2015
9:45 - 10:45 am

#700 Intersections of Multiculturalism, Social Justice, and Career Counseling Education
The connection between career counseling and multiculturalism, including perspectives of social justice, may not be prevalent in counseling programs.  This presentation will focus on utilizing an intersectionality approach in identifying salient cultural identities and careers and collaboratively developing ideas to foster the connection between career counseling education and multiculturalism.
Christian Chan, The George Washington University; Amanda Friday, The George Washington University; Rebecca Dedmond, The George Washington University


#701 The Mountains are Calling: Career Stories of Appalachian College Students
College students in Appalachia have unique career needs.  Relational Career Theory provides an alternative view of career to better understand these underserved populations.  This session will give a brief introduction to RCT, review the career stories of students of Appalachia, and discuss the implications these stories have on practice.
Amber Hughes, Lindsey Wilson College; Megan Herscher, Carson-Newman College


#702 Reimagining Today's Reentry Process: Changing the Mindset During Incarceration
Overcoming the reentry crisis through work, training, planning and action; Indiana's statewide approach is truly making a difference in the lives of citizens and former felons. Learn how Indiana utilizes the NCDA/NIC's evidence-based Offender Workforce Development Specialist training program in building a network of individuals, agencies and programs to significantly lower recidivism.
Doug Evans, PEN Indiana Department of Correction; Lisa Martin, PEN/Indiana Department of Corrections


#703 Operation VETS: Veteran Employment, Transition Success at UC Riverside
Come and learn how the UC Riverside's Career Center launched the first ever career exploration program exclusive for the student veteran population on campus.  This program takes a cohort of student veterans and assists them with developing their career and life skills critical for transitioning into the professional working world.
Sae Lee, University of California, Riverside; Frank Ramirez, University of California, Riverside


#704 Transitioning through the Lifespan: Facilitating Resilience, Coping, and Well Being
The purpose of this presentation is to provide a theoretical framework, practical strategies, and innovative practices for working with clients in transition.  Participants attending this presentation will come away with effective and culturally sensitive transition models for assessment and creative approaches for delivering services for clients in transition.
Mary L. Anderson, Western Michigan University; Jane Goodman, Oakland University; Stephanie Goodman, Western Michigan University


#705 How Career Development Can Help Shape Instructional Practice in America's Schools
In this research-based, interactive session, participants will learn how career development initiatives can transform education systems while motivating students to become college and career ready.  They will see demonstrations, hear success stories, practice new conversations with students and colleagues, and receive handouts they can use when they return  home.
Cal Crow, Center for Efficacy and Resiliency


#706 Developing Strong Work Ethic: The Key to Success at Every Stage
New research shows that nearly half of all employees were fired less than 18 months after they were hired.  These terminations could have been averted with a focus on training foundational work ethic behaviors. This engaging session will teach strategies, tactics, and case studies to build these behaviors with students.
Josh Davies, The Center for Work Ethic Development


#707 Happiness Hype or Lasting Positive Impact? Practical Integration of Positive Psychology into Career Services
Positive psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness seem to be in the news everywhere these days!  This highly interactive session will take participants beyond the happiness hype to develop specific strategies and tools to practically integrate this into their work for long lasting positive impact.
Denise Riebman, George Washington University's Trachtenberg School


#708 Wow, That Was Quick!!! Examining the Impact of Brief Interventions on Career Development
The trend in career assistance appears to be increased utilization of brief interventions with clients in hopes of positive outcomes related to their career development. One may wonder, does it work? The presentation will discuss research on brief career interventions highlighting the outcomes as well as the implications for practice.
Seth Hayden, Wake Forest University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University; James Sampson, Florida State University; Kathryn Theall, Wake Forest University


#709 Reimagine and Reintroduce Aptitudes into Career Development
This interactive presentation is grounded in research assessing the value and validity of aptitudes as essential to the career development conversation and career decision-making process. The importance of uncovering best career fit through assessing the intersection of unique abilities (natural aptitudes) and what clients love to do (interests) is demonstrated through the introduction of the FIT Model (Feller, 2014). YouScience, a purposeful and multidimensional program helps learners uncover their aptitudes and their best opportunities. Participants  will be introduced to this comprehensive approach to assessing aptitudes and applying results in a pro-active, thoughtful way. Finally, case examples will be utilized to engage participants in an interactive practice of helping clients to interpret their aptitudes and tell their story through their most prominent natural abilities.
Rich Feller, Colorado State University; Jenn Long, Colorado State University


#710 Building Career Training and Services in Taiwan and China
Coaches, educators, and business practitioners will find this description of grass roots initiatives to develop career development training and services in the international market insightful.   The presenters will describe the development of a relationship with NCDA to use its Career Development Facilitator curriculum as the foundation for developing and implementing career training in the Asian marketplace.
Constance J. Pritchard, The Pritchard Group; Malka Edelman, Comprehensive Career Planning, Inc.; Ivy Liao, Psychological Assessment Corporation


#711 Creating Dynamic LinkedIn Profiles with Portfolio Integration
Learn how you can help your client create a dynamic LinkedIn profile by integrating their professional portfolio materials with additional online services.
Mieko A Ozeki, Radiance Studios LLC





Roundtable Series I
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
3:05 – 4:15 pm 

#1-1 Development and Validation of a Career Calling Scale for Working Adults in Taiwan
This roundtable focuses on a study that developed and validated a career calling scale for working adults in Taiwan. After a complete test construction procedure, presenters constructed the Career Calling Scale that contains 20 items on a 4-point scale and consists of four subscales, Interests and Passions, Meaning and Purpose, Altruism, and Transcendent Summons.
Yu-Chen Wang, Department of Psychology and Counseling, National Taipei University of Education; Chi-Lin Wu, National Taiwan Normal University


#1-2 Empowering Strategies for Adults in Career Transition to Boldly Pursue Their Dream Career
Many seasoned adults in their chosen profession who are in career transition may feel overwhelmed, fearful or lack purpose and are searching for motivating strategies to overcome self-limiting beliefs and formulate a plan to find their ideal career. The presenter will discuss 12 strategies to successfully purse a new career.
Elizabeth Bryce, Northwood University


#1-3 Career Development in Secondary Education: Best Practices for School Counselors and Interventionists
This roundtable will highlight empirically supported career interventions and provide best practices for secondary education career development. It will provide information about NCDA guidelines and ASCA National Standards, suggest specific activities, discuss technology use, and discuss the challenges many face in providing career development services.
Na Mi Bang, Carol Smith, Victoria Maneev, University of Iowa


#1-4 K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards: Colorado's Answer to ASCA's Mindsets
and Behaviors
Colorado College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for School Counselors were created in response to ASCA's "Mindsets and Behaviors" replacing the ASCA national model. In this roundtable session, presenters will discuss how school counselors in Denver Public Schools are utilizing CCCR Standards to provide systemic career counseling for all students.
Leann Morgan, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs; Samantha Haviland, Denver Public Schools


#1-5 The A, B, C's of Career Industry Certifications
This roundtable will discuss the many types of industry certifications in the career advising field, including GCDF. Understand the benefits of continuing your professional development by earning certifications. Learn the common characteristics of these programs and factors to consider when deciding between different certification programs.
Paula Brand, Brand Career Management


#1-6 Encore Talent and Expertise Supporting the STEM Initiative to Inspire Change
Boomers sparked the technological age and built the space program...now it is time for Boomers seeking encore careers to continue to work and use their skills to benefit society. Encore professionals can seek a sense of purpose while improving STEM education and improve student achievement and success in technical and scientific fields.
Elaine Herbert, DeVry University


#1-7 Examining the Psychometric Properties of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) with an Arabic Speaking Sample
The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS; Savickas & Porfeli, 2012) measures career adaptability on four scales (Concern, Control, Curiosity, Confidence). Reliability and validity estimates are strong across international samples. This presentation provides additional evidence concerning the CAAS tested in Jordan with participants who responded to an Arabic version of the instrument.
Laith Mazahreh, Mississippi State University; Kevin B. Stoltz, University of Central Arkansas


#1-8 Career Development and Transitional Skills: The Integrative Contextual Model of Career Development
Transitioning from school to career to retirement requires a set of vocational development skills such as those that have been identified in the Integrative Contextual Model of Career Development (ICM; Lapan, 2004). Participants will be able to consider how attaining these skills can help clients successfully meet the challenges of career transitions, including transitions to encore careers.
Sherri Turner, University of Minnesota; Richard Lapan, University of Massachusetts


#1-9 Impact of Dysfunctional Career Thoughts on Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Vocational Identity
This presentation will provide career counselors and specialists with the knowledge of the career developmental challenges of South Korean college students. In addition, the result of the study over how dysfunctional career thoughts mediate the association between career decision-making, self-efficacy and vocational identity will be presented. Lastly, the implication will be discussed with attendees.
Hang Jo, University of Central Florida; Young-An Ra, Pennslyvania State University


#1-10 Integrating Assessments of Career Decision-Making into Counseling
Presenters will discuss three freely available evidence-based assessments of the  way people make career decisions: the CDDQ, EPCD, and CDMP questionnaires. They will demonstrate how these assessments (in addition to assessments of interests and abilities) can make career counseling more effective and efficient by tailoring it to the client's unique characteristics.
Nimrod Levin and Itamar Gati, Hebrew University


#1-11 Collaborating across Boundaries: Integrating Career Counseling and Academic Advising to Help Students Find Their Fit
The Center for Academic Planning & Exploration addresses the unique needs of college students who are exploring majors. Come to this roundtable to learn about this program model, and to engage in a discussion on the benefits (and challenges) of integrating career counseling and academic advising in a higher education setting.
Susan LeBlanc, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


#1-12 Congruence with College Major in Light of Cognitive Influence and Work Roles
Many students need to work while in college. Does working affect students' academic major satisfaction and academic success? Does fit with major (congruence), positive and negative thinking (cognitive influence), and level of interest (profile elevation) influence this relationship? Research will be presented on the implications of working on these relationships.
Erica Mathis, University of Southern Mississippi


#1-13 Using Holland Codes for 2022 Labor Market Projections: Putting New Information into an Old Theory
Holland's RIASEC theory is widely recognized as one of the most influential in the career field, but is it outdated given changes in global labor markets? This program demonstrates how an older theory can be applied to U.S. job projections for 2022 in big, fast, and replacement growth occupations.
Mary-Catherine McClain, University of Georgia; Robert Reardon, Florida State University Career Center


#1-14 Meeting the Needs of the Non-Traditional Students through Innovative Partnerships and Creative Programing
The Career Development and Placement Assistance Office at Pitt have adapted to meet the needs of the nontraditional student. Partnerships and program designed with the non-traditional student in mind will be highlighted. A few case studies will be shared to highlight the need for a tailored and targeted approach.
Brianna McMeekin, University of Pittsburgh


#1-16 Developing Career Futures with First Generation College Students
The number of first generation college students on college campuses is growing, and research suggests they may encounter unique struggles when making career decisions. By exploring an online intervention's effects on this groups' goal instability and career decision-making self-efficacy, this presentation will provide practitioners with ideas for achieving positive outcomes.
Brittany Melvin Joslyn, Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services; Mary-Catherine McClain, University of Georgia Counseling and Psychiatric Services


#1-17 The Next Step: A Collaborative Workshop Helping College Students at an Academic Crossroads Make Informed Career Decisions
This session discusses how the Student Counseling Service, Academic Success Center, Transition Academic Programs and Career Center at Texas A&M University successfully collaborated in The Next Step workshops to help students engage in career assessment and exploration, utilize the Focus 2 program, and make informed decisions about choosing majors and careers.
Sarah Ou-Young, Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service



Roundtable Series II
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
4:35 – 5:45 pm

#2-1 Workplace Bullying: What Can We Do?
Workplace bullying is sometimes an unrecognized factor impeding positive career growth. As career development professionals, we have responsibility to recognize and address bullying when it appears as a client's presenting issue. Intervention at both the individual and societal level will bring to light opportunities to mitigate its effects.
Wendy Winter-Searcy, Arapahoe Community College; Joyce Espinosa


#2-2 The Dream Career Academy
The newly-formed Dream Career Academy at University of California, Merced is proving to support and empower undocumented students in achieving their career goals regardless of obstacles hindering their path. There will be an overview of the Dream Career Academy and discussion regarding best practices in working with undocumented students.
Myra Fernandez, UC Merced; Lezly Juergenson, UC Merced


#2-3 Seriously, When Am I Ever Going to Use Math? Student Perceptions of the Career Relevance of STEM Education
This roundtable will describe students' perceptions of the relevance of STEM education courses to future careers and the influence of these perceptions on educational and vocational choices. In addition, the roundtable discussion will explore student motivation with implications for engaging and retaining underrepresented groups in the STEM pipeline.
Sean Flanagan, Ellie Castine, Kimberly A.S. Howard, Boston University School of Education


#2-4 The Role of Self-Criticism in Career Developmental Processes: Implications for Career-Counseling Interventions
Self-criticism is a negative form of self definition. Several studies were conducted to examine the role of self-criticism in career development. Self-criticism was negatively associated with identity crystallization, career decision-making self-efficacy and choice-satisfaction, and positively associated with indecision. Implications for career counseling, specifically, interventions aimed to diminish self-criticism, are suggested.
Hedva Braunstein-Bercovitz, The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo


#2-5 Beyond Individual Applications: Using Career Theory to Produce Organizational and Systemic Change
This roundtable extends applications of vocational theories to create organizational change. Presenters share proposals for the use of career theory to inform policy changes that support women faculty in STEM on an institutional level and across a state system. We explore future applications of career theory to guide organizational change.
Amanda Jantzer, South Dakota State University


#2-6 Job Search Support Groups: Sharing Findings and Implementing Effective Strategies
Drawing from recent Department of Labor studies, research done at MIT-affiliated Institute for Career Transitions, and work being evaluated at JVS in Boston, participants will review findings related to current job search support group approaches, and discuss ways to better serve individuals using this type of intervention.
Amy Mazur, Independent


#2-7 Examining the Career Decision State: Learn About a Quick, New, Free Tool to Measure Readiness
Since 2010 a team of counselors and researchers has been exploring the career decision state as revealed by clients and students. The Career Decision State Survey is the outcome of this work. This diagnostic tool can be used to assess readiness for a career intervention or evaluate its impact.
Robert Reardon and Gary Peterson, Career Center, Florida State University; Steve Leierer, East Carolina University


#2-8 CDO CareerCasts: A 24/7 Training Approach for Students
Seeking new and sustainable ways to train and educate students, the Career Development Office at UNC Law created CDO CareerCasts, virtual mini-programs addressing timely topics in a 24/7 format. The presenter will explain the CareerCast program model and provide how-to's for creating, marketing, and assessing your own video presentations and tutorials.
Samara Reynolds, School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


#2-9 Business Externship Program: Utilizing Career Theory and Encore Career Professionals to Coach College Students
The Business Externship Program (BEP), an experiential learning opportunity, is in alignment with trait factor, psychological and developmental/self-concept career development theories. Through BEP, students can engage with professionals established in encore careers giving them greater insight and power in selecting first jobs!
Caroline Ray and Geralyn Heystek, The Career Center at Haworth College of Business, WMU


#2-10 Engaging Career and Academic Advising: Helpful Tools to Increase Collaboration
The national focus on enhancing alignment between career and academic advising led our office to implement new strategies to meet these initiatives. Learn about the tools you can use to increase collaboration with academic units, which led our office to see a 241% increase in student usage of our services.
Alison Smith and Rachel Landis, Indiana University Arts & Sciences Career Services


#2-11 Grab and Go Faculty and Advisor Career Development Interventions for Classroom or Appointment Use
Could you use a toolkit easily adaptable for faculty and advisors to incorporate career development interventions into their classes and appointments?  You will leave with several new activities mapped to 4 different phases of career development including lesson plans, reflection guide with homework plus faculty and advisor training for implementation.
Jill Vanderwall, IUPUI, University College; Joan Pedersen, IUPUI


#2-12 Simple Tech Solutions that Engage Millennials
This is not a training on social media; It's a cultivation of out-of-the-box thinking. Explore unique tech solutions that strengthen your connection to stakeholders. Harness your innovative nature to reimagine and implement new approaches to outreach and workflow efficiency. All techy-levels welcome.
Mark Zammuto, Champlain College Career Services


#2-13 Celebrating Success through Creative Career Counseling
Feeling stuck in your career counseling interventions?  Do lackluster techniques leave you less than inspired?  Come to this interactive presentation to get your creative juices flowing. Participants will learn about easy to implement creative career counseling techniques that are fun, unique, and promote career decision-making for clients.
Julia Kronholz, Liz Pawley, and Pei Chun Hou, Florida State University


#2-14 Implementing an Outreach Program to Reach the Needs of Students Registered with Disability Services
Between August 2013 and May 2014, only 5 students registered with Disability Services used Career Services. Recognizing that further education and outreach was needed, Saint Louis University outlined a specific outreach plan to implement in 2014-2015. The presentation will review the initial assessment and an overview of outreach strategies and materials.
Chandra Johnson, Saint Louis University


#2-15 Strategies for Coping with Career Decision-Making Difficulties
Presenters will look at the rationale and findings concerning the development of a new assessment of Strategies for Coping with Career Decision-making Difficulties and testing their effectiveness. The results indicate that young adults know which coping mechanisms are more effective, but it is still important to guide them during their career decision-making.
Yulia Lipshits-Braziler, Itamar Gati, and Moshe Tatar, Hebrew University


#2-16 Career Counseling for Transgender Clients: Reimagining Life and Career Possibilities
Gender non-conforming or transgender individuals often face significant barriers to education and employment. Learn from recent research and experienced career counselors how to address the unique needs of this misunderstood population, address sensitive topics, discuss best practices and practical strategies in career counseling, and empower transgender clients or students.
Sue Motulsky, Lesley University; Emily Frank, Metro State University of Denver


#2-17 Making It Stick: Learning Styles and Creative Assessments
This interactive session will introduce you to creative assessments, including card sorts, colorful online assessments and a visual language career process. Through case studies and audience participation you will learn how to apply the tools to maximize your clients' insights.
Mary Robins, Mary Robins Career & Retirement Coaching; Lesah Beckhusen, SkillScan



Roundtable Series III
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
10:20 – 11:30 am

#3-1 Building Soft Skills for the Changing World of Work
Full-time employment is no longer the norm - so what are the implications for client service?  As alternate, more independent work structures replace traditional employment, critical soft skills become vital to client success. This session will highlight strategies to position clients for effectiveness in the context of these emerging work structures.
Valerie Ward, Valerie G. Ward Consulting Ltd.


#3-2 Resources for Career Services Professionals Working with Veterans at Community Colleges
One-third of new veterans enrolled in higher education attend community colleges, but much of the research and information is directed at four-year institutions. This presentation will summarize and update findings from the article on community colleges in a recent veterans' issue of a career development journal and provide an opportunity to network.
Robert Miles, NCDA


#3-3 Hired Before Graduation: How Schools and the Community Can Successfully Collaborate to Host a Job Fair
Learn to partner with stakeholders in your community to host a job fair with as many vendors as can fit into your schools' gymnasium. Workshops and a mock job fair will be built into the process. Hosting a job fair is an excellent way to establish relevance in your community.
Dedan Githegi, Frederick Douglass High School


#3-4 Factors Impacting Career Decision Making: An Epiphany about Indian Students
The youth of India is clouded by challenges regarding appropriate career choice. In India, the role of career information services in an individual's career planning and development is limited. Our presentation explores challenges Indian students are confronting while making a decision about their career. The budding scope of career development professionals and practices in India is also highlighted.
Vandana Gambhir Chopra and N.K. Chadha, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, India


#3-5 ATS-Friendly Resumes: Tips and Traps
Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software, used by large and small companies, follows specific protocols as it scans resumes. This roundtable will help you understand ATS basics, learn some effective ways to make a resume ATS-friendly, and identify traps to avoid. We will share tips, pitfalls, and great resources.
Linda Kobylarz, Linda Kobylarz & Associates


#3-6 Job Clubs: How to Successfully Organize and Facilitate Job Search Groups
This roundtable will outline how we have used job clubs to lead job seekers through a more supported, positive, and successful job search. Our participants have reported that this was the most important tool, available to them during their search. Roundtable attendees will walk away with a blueprint of how to organize and facilitate successful job search groups.
Anne Nowak, Career Center of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library


#3-7 Using Abilities to Bridge the Gap to Encore Careers
In this roundtable you will review the use of abilities in career development. You will receive the newly revised Ability Explorer which links 12 abilities to hundreds of occupations. Learn how to use abilities in your career development services from beginners to boomers in transition.
Janet Wall, CEUonestop.com and Sage Solutions; Tom Harrington, Northeastern University


#3-8 Profile Envy: Comparisons across Social Media
Social comparison is now available in the App Store! The average student checks social media 14 times a day; and opportunities for social comparison are at an all-time high! Are your students making career decisions based on their news feed? Explore how social media and comparison influence student career development.
Chris Chirino and Amy Bramlett, The University of Alabama Career Center


#3-9 Collaborative Career Advising: Deputizing Career Development on Campus
The MU Career Center has a small full-time staff and a campus of 35,000 students. Learn how we've focused on intentional collaboration with campus partners to help them become first responders (aka deputies) to meet the career needs of students on campus.
Carrie Collier, Craig Benson, Amanda Nell, Laura Peiter, Joe Johnston, and Kerry Lee, University of Missouri Career Center


#3-10 Career Counselors' Use of the Transtheoretical Model in Interprofessional Collaboration
Interprofessional collaboration allows career counselors to effect social change to their full potential, offer improved services to clients, and increase access to employment opportunities. The Transtheoretical Model can offer career counselors a roadmap to succeed in interprofessional collaboration while demonstrating prevention, development, and strength-based holistic approaches to concerns.
Stephanie Burns, Western Michigan University


#3-11 Breaking Down Silos: The Campus as Laboratory
Developing the professional capacities of students doesn't always mean creating programming and initiatives that live within the career services office. In our office, it means finding points of integration and partnerships across campus. In this interactive session, learn how the campus is used as a laboratory for professional development.
Heather Lefkowitz and Amy Bugno, Center for Student Professional Development at Vanderbilt University


#3-12 Career Development in Germany: International Educator Administrator Fulbright Seminar
Germany and the United States differ in their career development methods and higher education systems. Hear about the presenter's experience touring German universities through the International Educator Administrator Fulbright two-week seminar scholarship. Learn more about short-duration international Fulbright opportunities open to educators and professionals.
Christine Lundeen, Oregon Health Sciences University


#3-13 Working with International Students in Career Services
Working with international students presents many challenges. Expectations of international students need to be known and managed. Career counselors should take into consideration the goals of international students along with the goals of the institution and the reality of the job market when working with international students.
Jennifer Manhoff, Colorado Heights University


#3-14 Leadership Coaching: A New Paradigm for Career Services
Come learn the new cutting edge career development service - Leadership Coaching. Participants will discuss the intersection of leadership within career services; learn the leadership coaching structure and role-play ways to increase a student's process to gain 21st Century leadership skills.
Erin Morgenstern and Imants Jaunarajs, Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center


#3-15 Best Practices in First Destination Surveys: Using Technology to Enhance Assessment and Increase Response Rates
Learn the benefits and challenges of utilizing online assessment tools and the Apple iPad to collect internship and employment data. This session will examine the process of developing an assessment through CampusLabs, creative avenues of putting the assessment into practice, and using the data to improve your career center.
Jenny Nesenjuk, Hudson County Community College; Victoria Nauta, William Paterson University


#3-16 Ways Counseling and Coaching Will Enhance Career Needs of Older Workers
This discussion will present ways counseling and coaching helps older workers develop encore careers and/or find gainful employment. The value of entering an encore career will be discussed. The similarities and differences between career counseling and coaching will be presented.
Margaret Cooney, California State Univeristy, San Bernardino


#3-17 Abilities: The Missing Link in Career Planning, Management, and Development
Equipped with information about natural abilities, professionals in school and career counseling, and employee and leadership development have the missing link to a Whole-Person Approach(TM) to career decision-making. Integrated with other important factors, learn how objectively measured abilities make career selection realistic, career management incisive, and leadership development targeted.
Dori Stiles, The Highlands Company; Kim Mumola, The Highlands Company



Roundtable Series IV
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
1:00 – 2:10 pm

#4-1 Understanding Acculturative Stress of International Students: Focusing on Impact of Social Support and Coping
Presenters will examine the impact of social support and coping on acculturation and acculturative stress among East Asian international students. Two-hundred-ten East Asian international students participated in this study. In this presentation, presenters will share the findings of this study, and then discuss implications for career counselors.
Young-An Ra and Jerry Trusty, The Pennsylvania State University


#4-2 Career Development of Graduate Students in School Counseling Programs
This roundtable will address diverse issues that graduate students in school counseling programs face in clarifying their professional career identities as school counselors and address their experiences in learning and training during their graduate programs as they further promote their professional careers. Career development issues related to the process of preparing to be school counselors will be discussed. Practical suggestions and implications in cultivating career confidence and the career development of graduate students will be provided to school counselors and counselor educators during this session.
Na Mi Bang, University of Iowa


#4-4 Listening to Clients' Stories to Reinvigorate Our Career Counseling Practice
As counselors we're so concerned with our clients' career development that we neglect to take time to think about our own. What if we could utilize our clients own voices to identify what we do well and how we can improve our practice?  This is done through listening and self-reflection.
Amanda Cox and Keri Carter-Pipkins, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


#4-5 Reimagining Your State CDA
Interested in starting a state CDA or re-imagining your current CDA? Come and learn from the Missouri Career Development Association about how they started their state CDA four short years ago, how they built it into an awarding established state CDA and the plans for moving forward from two Past-Presidents.
Wendy LaBenne, Saint Louis University; Melody Kruzic, Capella University


#4-6 Still Want to Be a Lawyer? Advising Pre-Law Students and Clients in Today's Market
Despite a tougher legal job market, students are continuing to pursue their dreams of becoming attorneys. It is essential that counselors working with pre-law students and clients understand how to best prepare them for law school and securing legal job opportunities down the road, including current trends and available resources.
Samara Reynolds, School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


#4-7 Exploring Mental Health and Career Development Concerns in College Student Veterans
Student veterans represent a growing population on college campuses. Research suggests that these individuals confront many challenges in their transition into the college classroom, including coping with mental health concerns. This presentation will explore the impact that mental health concerns may have on college student veterans' career and life transitions.
Mary Buzzetta, Rose Jean, and Adam Miller, Florida State University, Career Center


#4-8 Professional Development Certificates: Helping Students Launch Their First Careers
Learn how two large, public universities' career offices serve and support students using professional development certificate programs to grow attendance at workshops, and help students launch their careers. This presentation will provide specific recommendations on the types of programs and workshops that are supported through this platform, and will highlight unique marketing strategies. Lastly, we will share positive student feedback, and provide a space to brainstorm ideas for your career center.
Kali DeWald, The University of Georgia; Emily Gomez, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


#4-9 You Want to Do WHAT!?!? Counseling Students for Taboo Careers
Medical marijuana grower...Skull cleaner...Abortionist...What would you say if your student came to you with these career interests? As a career counselor, how does one overcome personal biases when discussing taboo careers? This roundtable focuses on the answers to those questions.
Erin Doty, Kevin Carton, Leslie Scheck, and Kertesha Riley, Augustana College


#4-10 With a Little Help from My Friends: How Working With Academic Departments and Test Prep Can Benefit All
Whether you're a pre-health career advisor or not, finding ways to get some of your clientele to visit the office can be a bear. Sit in on this program and find out how teaming with local test prep companies as well as the offices of constituent portfolio groups has resulted in more student engagement and preparedness in their areas of interest.
Richard Fann, Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance


#4-11 Living a Calling in Encore Careers: Implications for Research and Practice
How can clients use an encore career to discern and express a sense of calling? This roundtable will use research on calling and encore careers to inform discussion of how career counseling can most effectively assist client exploration, implementation, and adjustment to encore careers that express a sense of calling.
Adelyn Shimizu and Bryan Dik, Colorado State University


#4-12 Career Decision-Making System (CDM): Experience of 14 Million Users
14 million users can't be wrong! Participants will explore the rigor, relevance, and impact of the Career Decision-Making System (CDM), helping clients to both imagine and reimagine life's possibilities and make thoughtful career decisions through the use of online and print assessments. Sample print version materials and complimentary online passcodes will be provided.
Jenn Long and Rich Feller, Colorado State University


#4-13 Building the Foundation for a Lifetime of Networking to Enhance Diversity in the Workplace
Networking is a key strategy for learning about professional opportunities and making connections with future employers. Learn how we partnered with employers, diverse campus units, and student organizations to create events that educated diverse students about the value of networking, taught skills, and created practice opportunities with professionals.
Zelda Gardner and Gail Rooney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


#4-14 Academic Advising is the New Career Advising
This session will show how academic advisors can use the Global Career Development Facilitator competencies to provide various possibilities for students based on assessment reports, case history summary, etc. This approach could ultimately lead to students getting their career choice right the first time. A member of the University of Central Florida Academic Advising Team will provide an account of how academic advisors are currently using the global career development facilitator principles to enhance their delivery of academic and career services to students.
Sharon Givens, Training Visions; Lee Anne Kirkpatrick, University of Central Florida


#4-15 How To: A Session on Developing Your Online Professional Presence
Want to equip your clients with resources to help them develop their professional online presence? If so, this is the session for you! Presenters will help you strategize how to deliver effective, digestible social media workshops and share best practices for engaging campus constituents on the concept of professional brand.
Meghan Godorov, MLG Career; Sarah Bollinger, Muhlenberg College


#4-16 First Things First! Explore in the FYE Course to Excel in the First Job
University, commuter students in a First-Year Experience course are oftentimes adjusting to college, while making academic and career decisions for their future endeavors. It can be overwhelming!  Activities and exploratory opportunities allows them to create their own career future and encourages them to see the possibilities ahead!
HelenMarie Harmon, School of Business and Economics - Indiana University Northwest


#4-17 STEM Career Mentor Program: A Partnership in Action
High school counselors are disappearing; students are attending community colleges in growing numbers. How can we best assist students to make educated career choices? The Career Mentoring Program, a collaboration between Cal Poly and Allan Hancock College, provides an innovative way to explore STEM careers and graduate students to practice career counseling.
Jodi Jaques, California Polytechnic State University; Steve Kane, California Polytechnic State University



Roundtable Series V
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2:30 – 3:40 pm

#5-1 Careers in a Box
Discover ways to provide career advising using boxes. You will take away visual aid material and handouts that you can present to your students that are used in career exploration in a flipped education model. The materials and handouts presented have been used in workshops, and in individual career advising. This creative  method has been adapted and inspired from Katharine Brooks ED.D  You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career. You will also be given ideas and resources on how to integrate alumni to career advising.
Roxanne Farkas, University of California San Diego


#5-2 Holland Codes Change When Clients Have More Answer Options: The SDS with a 2- and 5-Point Likert Scale
Ever wondered if there was an advantage to the number of answer options on interest inventories?  Why does the SDS have 2 answer options while the Strong has 5? Research will be presented on the implications of having 2 or 5 answer options on the Self-Directed Search (5th edition).
Melanie Leuty, Emily Bullock-Yowell, Erica Mathis, and Yen To, University of Southern Mississippi


#5-3 School Counseling Services in Career Pathways-Focused Schools: Lessons Learned from a Qualitative Investigation
This roundtable will provide an overview of the learned from a study conducted at seven career pathways-focused high schools in South Carolina. Participants will learn about the effects of South Carolina's career counseling legislation on the roles of counselors and the career development of students in the state.
Natalie Stipanovic, University of Cincinnati


#5-4 Using a Career Course to Assist a Diverse Student Population in Exploring Careers and Imagining Future Possibilities
Understanding diverse student populations is necessary to becoming an effective practitioner. This presentation will share research on why students from varied ethnic groups choose to enroll in a career development course, how they differ in levels of negative thinking and shed light on Self-Directed Search constructs such as profile elevation and differentiation.
Vanessa Freeman, Christine Edralin, and Emily Fiore, Florida State University Career Center


#5-5 Skill Use on the Job: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Career Counseling
Are you working with clients that find work, fail at work, and repeat the cycle? Learn how we are integrating DBT skills in our career sessions to support more challenging clients obtain and maintain work. We will give specific examples of our experiences with the four DBT modules.
Jennifer Martin and Melody Kraus, Optimum Performance Institute


#5-6 Job Search Resilience: Helping Clients Navigate Tough Times
Job searching in today's economy can be challenging. This presentation focuses on helping career practitioners develop strategies to build client confidence, enhance optimism and resilience, and challenge clients to find value in the experiences that do not go as planned. Learn how to help clients maximize successes and minimize disappointments.
Denise Saunders, Private Practice


#5-7 The Strengths-Based Narrative Approach: A New Way to Engage Clients with Employment Challenges
Clients who experience long-term unemployment, homelessness and unstable employment histories often have significant difficulties presenting a positive strength-based portrait to employers. Presenters will describe the foundation and structure of a specific Strength-Based Narrative Approach for working with these clients. A unique illustration of this approach and interactive demonstration will be included.
Rebecca Toporek, San Francisco State University; Rachel Fuld Cohen, Columbia University


#5-8 Using Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Transition Theory to Effectively Work with Type A College Students
This roundtable will focus on effective use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Transition Theory in career counseling with Type A students. An overview of both theories will be presented and case studies will be discussed. Emphasis will also include helping students reimagine their future lives and strategies for confidence building.
Chandra Johnson, St. Louis University


#5-9 Once a Leader, Always a Leader? Examining the Trajectories of O*NET Work Styles across Career Stages
Workplace strengths and preferences are often developed and refined over the course of a lifetime. Work Styles, as measured by the Working Styles Assessment, are personal characteristics that affect job performance and satisfaction. Individual trajectories and differences in Work Style preferences during early, mid and late career stages are examined.
Heather Ureksoy, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.


#5-10 Degrees of Strength Technique (DOS): Accelerating Clients' Career and Professional Development
How effective are you at getting the best from your clients? From yourself? Attend this session to experience an innovative technique that incorporates elements of motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, and solution focused orientations that can be used with clients to facilitate ownership and action for career and professional development success.
Paul Worthman and Lesley Bishop, University of Colorado Denver


#5-11 Schlossberg with a Twist: Turning Transitions into Triumph
Schlossberg's Transition Theory provides a framework for assessing the strengths and deficits of clients who are experiencing transitions. Attendees will learn how to extend Schlossberg's theory for developing specific career interventions. Although examples include those applicable to the college setting, the model is appropriate to any client experiencing career transition.
Susan R Barclay, University of Central Arkansas


#5-12 Career Development: Certification and Professionalization of the Field
The professionalization of the Career Development field will be explored by illustrating the experiences of the Career Development Association of Alberta in establishing a voluntary certification system. Various topics will be covered to provide a learning opportunity for establishing a certification framework, and the role practitioners can play.
Scott Fisher, Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)


#5-13 Career Thoughts and Spirituality in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: A Review and Suggestions for Practice
Career counseling for women with a chronic illness like breast cancer frequently does not receive sufficient attention. The high percentage of breast cancer survivors indicates that a significant number of women continue to live their lives, work, and make career decisions after the diagnosis. Suggestions for practice, including the use of different resources such as the Career Thoughts Inventory, the Pyramid of Information Processing, and the Holistic Flow Model of Spiritual Wellness, are offered to assist and empower women and facilitate further career development.
Levette Dames, North Carolina Central University


#5-14 Finding and Living a Calling: Strategies for Career Counselors
Many clients seek career counseling for help finding and fulfilling their calling. This is understandable, given how research has linked a sense of calling with high levels of work and life satisfaction. In this presentation, we will discuss practical strategies to help clients discern a calling and live it out.
Ryan Duffy, University of Florida; Bryan Dik, Colorado State University


#5-15 Is Follow Your Passions Good Career Advice? Finding the Meaningful Middle Ground
Authors, graduation, and motivational speakers encourage college students to follow their passions and students want careers they are passionate about. This session seeks to present both sides of the passion verses don't follow your passion perspective and find the meaningful middle ground to help career development professionals advise clients.
Doug Gardner and Michael Snapp, Utah Valley University


#5-16 Reimagining Your Online Career Services
Clients expect on-demand resources and on-line services; career centers MUST deliver to remain relevant. This session will help practitioners re-imagine how they provide career services, to support clients from their first jobs to their last. Participants will gain strategies from experienced experts for integrating technology into their current strategy.
Nona Haller and Melody Kruzic, Capella University


#5-17 Putting the Leader Back into Leadership: A Whole-Person Approach for the Career Progression of Educational Leaders
Educational leaders are in an other-oriented profession, work is never finished, pressures are high, and demands are broad. The perception is they should be selfless as they serve a myriad of stakeholders and advocate for ALL students. It's no wonder educational leaders lose themselves in their careers.
Debra Harden, Georgia School Superintendents Association; Dori Stiles, Turning Points Coaching and Consulting



Roundtable Series VI
Thursday, July 2, 2015
8:30 – 9:30 am

#6-1 Creating Your Retirement Elevator Speech
How do you respond when people ask, What do you do? or What are you going to do when you retire?  This session will address the emotional and social aspects of retirement.
Janet de Vries, Casper College


#6-2 Helping High School Students Reimagine Their Possibilities: Formulating a Career Counseling Group
This roundtable will provide attendees with strategies for effectively organizing and structuring a career counseling group designed specifically for high school students. Application of cognitive information processing (CIP) theory in group counseling practice with high school students will be discussed.
Rose Jean, Florida State University Career Center; Sarah Schaefer, Florida State University


#6-4 Setting Sail with Students: Career Discovery via 'DiscoverU' at Pitt
As students leave high school and embark on a voyage of discovery in college, knowing exactly what they want to do when they grow up may elude some. Come to this program to learn how the Pitt Career Development and Placement Assistance office teams up with the local community to create an experience (DiscoverU) that grants such opportunities.
Richard Fann, Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance; Karin Asher, Career Development and Placement Assistance


#6-5 Online Career Coaching: Cutting Edge Approach to Engage Students
Learn how our program is utilizing technology to bridge the gap between academics and careers. From virtual networking and career coach meetings to online professional skill building, join us to understand how technology is used to maximize high school and college student's growth.
Jillian Lucas, Modern Guild; Brianna McMeekin, University of Pittsburgh


#6-6 Success Seminar - Creating a Job Search Course for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Learn how to develop a job search course specifically designed for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Receive an outline which details suggested assessments, activities, and experiences which help participants overcome areas of challenge and make the most of their strengths!
Janine Rowe, Rochester Institute of Technology


#6-7 Career Engagement for Community College Students: Revitalizing Career Services to Support Students in Encore Careers
How can career practitioners best meet the career needs of community college students? This program highlights current best practices for community college students, shares sample resources and materials, reviews relevant research, and provides a discussion of design considerations relating to developing new career services or enhancing existing services at a community college.
Kathy Ledwith and Anna Solano, Pikes Peak Community College


#6-8 Shake Up Your Workshops: Ideas from Coast to Coast
Make it interesting! Learn how to adapt your old workshops and make them attention grabbing, hands-on, and applicable to international students. This interactive session will share collaboration from two counselors striving to mix up our skills building workshops. Get resources, tips, identify needs and try out a sample workshop.
Kimberly Ead, University of Vermont; Jason Radman, Colorado State University


#6-9 Career Planning That Truly Empowers an Individual to Take Full Control of Their Destiny
Embracing one's career quest in much the same way that an entrepreneur launches his/her business, is critical in today's work environment. This presentation will help you better understand this emerging trend while also learning how to use tools and techniques to help you be more effective in this role.
Mike Callahan, The University of Michigan - Dearborn, College of Business


#6-10 Engaging the Science and Engineering Students to Explore the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Fields
This presentation is designed to share our experience with developing an experiential learning opportunity that exposes a diverse group of students in both science and engineering to industry opportunities. Topics include: resources we used, partnering with local companies, and providing companies and students a rich experience.
Robyn Centilli and Victoria Trauger, University of Notre Dame


#6-11 Learning Outcomes: Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Class is Over
Many career classes assess their students at the end of the course. However, by using formative assessment in the course, an instructor is able to provide intervention and can improve the course during the learning process. This session provides simple and effective ways to implement assessments into class lectures.
Melanie Adams and Luis Santiago, Florida Atlantic University


#6-12 Using Self-Determination Theory to Help Clients Assess the Appeal and Risks of Careers in Multi-Level Marketing
Career seekers attracted to the financial freedom narrative of multi-level marketing (MLM) opportunities may not assess the risks of this business model. Analyzing the appeal of MLM through Self-Determination Theory and applying frameworks for decision making in uncertain circumstances can inform a client-centered coaching approach in these situations.
Peggy Andrews and Stacie Bosley, Hamline University School of Business


#6-13 Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies
The need for quality career development services has never more important in our ever-changing global, technology reliant society... It is imperative that career counselors and specialists engage in conversations about technology and social media in the career development process (NCDA 2014). Attendees learn about benefits of social media delivery systems.
Mary Askew, Holland Codes Resource Center


#6-14 Alumni Encore Careers: Exploring Career Fit Effectively through Webinar Technology
Alumni beginning their encore career search find this process difficult when they have not considered which careers might be the best fit for them. Utilizing webinars, career counselors can present assessment interpretation information to alumni so that they can consider their career fit and next steps in their job search.
Bethany Bagley Mills and Suzanne Voigt, The University of Georgia Career Center


#6-15 Cascade of Service: Professionals, Trainees, and Peers Providing Career Development across Generations
If you could expand services and increase student engagement while providing professional development to staff, interns, and student employees would you make a change in how you deliver services? Come learn about a service delivery model that provides career development across generations to diverse populations utilizing resources already on campus.
Katherine Battee-Freeman, UIC Office of Career Services


#6-16 Mine the Past to Inform the Future: Using a New Streamlined Autobiographical Exercise
Whether you're working with Boomers, Generation X, or Millennials; your clients' past experiences are rich sources of information for discovering their greatest skills and key motivational themes. In this session, you will experience a practitioner-designed autobiographical exercise that helps clients unlock critical insights they can apply to career planning.
Lesah Beckhusen, SkillScan and UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business


#6-17 Exploring Interests and Strengths with a First-Year Undeclared Living Learning Community
The Career Development Center, in partnership with faculty, advisors, and residential life, guided a first-year undeclared living learning community in their major and career exploration. Discover innovative techniques to help students identify and apply their strengths and interests to make appropriate major and career decisions.
Erin Booth-Caro and Michelle Chang, California State University, Long Beach



Roundtable Series VII
Thursday, July 2, 2015
9:45 – 10:45 am

#7-1 Our Changing Future: Meeting the Career Development Needs of Individuals 50 and Beyond
Learn how institutions in New York City are working to make their career offerings Age Friendly, in light of a rapidly growing population in need of continuing employment. Discussion will explore current issues of technology, societal concerns, effective delivery of services, unique partnerships and more.
Karisa Antonio, Lenox HIll Neighborhood House


#7-2 Constructing a Situation-Based Career Interest Assessment for Junior High School Students
This study constructed a Situation-Based Career Interest Assessment (SCIA) for  junior high school students. The assessment framework is based on Holland's theory of vocational interest. The subjects for this study were 2,208 junior high school students. The results of reliability tests, exploratory factor analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis, indicating a satisfactory goodness-of-fit. Convergent and discriminant validity analysis indicated that the SCIA has acceptable  construct validity.
Yao-Ting Sung, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan; Yu-Wen Cheng, Research Center for Psychological and Educational Testing, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan; Jeng-Shin Wu, Research Center for Psychological and Educational Testing, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan


#7-3 National Career Development Legislation: Comparative Analysis of States' Individualized Learning Plan Policies
Participants will learn the ways that states vary in the design of their career development policies, whether and how the language is inclusive of individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, and ideas on how to strengthen policy language to ensure that youth and adults also gain access to career development opportunities such as work-based learning.
Caroline vanBruinswaardt, Boston University; Zi Hargrove; Chonlada Jarukitisakul ; V. Scott Solberg


#7-4 Thank You Notes: Words That Will Kill or Thrill
But I don't know how to say thank you in five sentences, I know how to say thank you in two words. These were the words a career consultant heard from her college students. Thank you notes are a symbol of appreciation. They can also place a job candidate at the top above the other candidates. How do we get more job seekers to take this easy additional step in the job search process?
Andrea Haken, Oklahoma State University


#7-5 When Ethical Issues Involve the Boss
Sometimes career practitioners encounter unique ethical challenges that involve those who supervise them. How do career practitioners address these concerns with those who have positional power over them? This roundtable will address these issues within the framework of our current ethics code? Discuss interesting generational differences and supervisory style.
Keley Smith-Keller, South Dakota Division of Career & Technical Education; Carolyn Jones, CDJ Consulting, LLC


#7-6 Career Narratives of African American Female College Students: Illuminating Career Insights
Narrative data provided from the Career Construction Interview (Savickas & Hartung, 2012), Future Career Autobiography (Rehfuss, 2009) and a career experiences questionnaire of 11 female African American college students were analyzed by use of consensual qualitative research (Hill et al., 1997). Five overarching themes were generated including: Uncertain Career Hopes, Resilience Through Adversity, Essential Family Support in Career Development, Individual and Courageous Decision Making, and Collaborative Problem Solving. Insights for career development professionals providing career development services in higher education are provided.
Cassandra Storlie, Tracy Lara Hilton, and Sue Savickas, Kent State University


#7-7 Outside Vendor Reviews Simplified: An Online Vendor Review Process Utilized at Rutgers University
Higher education professionals understand the often overwhelming process of being contacted by vendors for exploration and consideration of their resources. Roundtable participants will become familiar with an online vendor submission and review process used at Rutgers University - New Brunswick that is manageable, streamlined, efficient, and facilitates staff participation.
Barbara Thomson, Rutgers University - New Brunswick


#7-8 The Life Themes and Life Design Counseling Model for Females in Taiwan
The purposes of this program were: (1) to realize midlife females' career-life themes through narrative approach; (2) to establish a Life Design Model for mid-life females trough grounded theory. The common characteristic of the life themes shaped by these females is that they are willing to accept frustrations encountered. The courage to accept these frustrations might come from family/partner support. In the meanwhile, successful experiences/achievement might also be sources of life energy. The LDCM included five steps.
HsiuLan Shelley Tien, National Taiwan Normal University


#7-9 Careers In Beer: Tapping into One of Colorado's Most Popular Industries
The brewing industry has taken Colorado by storm. The University of Colorado Denver Career Center successfully tapped into this to create a Careers In Beer program. Learn about their programmatic efforts and tips for helping those interested in pursuing a career in the brewing industry, going beyond the brew master.
Sarah Trzeciak, University of Colorado Denver Career Center


#7-10 Enhancing the College Experience of Older Students by Identifying and Confronting and Preventing Ageism
The double edged sword of ageism at the post-secondary level is often demoralizing to older students. They face discrimination, and little institutional support while creating their own opportunities. This presentation highlights the benefits of combating ageism, and how it might be accomplished so that students from all generations will benefit.
Lee Walker Hirschbein, California State University, Chico


#7-11 Teaming with Faculty: How to Work Together for Student Development
This session will explain the highly effective habit of student affairs professionals teaming with faculty to get into the classroom. This will be done by sharing best practices for what makes this collaboration successful and sharing a presentation that is a model for this collaboration. You will leave with tools to make similar connections.
Jennifer Whetstone-Jackson, University of South Carolina - Career Center, College of Engineering and Computing


#7-12 Preparing First Jobs: Competency-Based Transition Program for Taiwan's Fresh Graduates
According to youth career preparation and Taiwanese culture, the study developed a  competency-based transition program that consisted of resume, workplace experiences sharing, briefing, marketing proposal, office rules, and interview rehearsal etc. Repeated-measure test proved 22 university youth participants' competencies are improved and be empowered on seeking first job.
ShuChen Wu, Office of Teacher Education and Careers Service, National Taiwan Normal University; Yuh-Yin Wu, College of Education, National Taipei University of Education


#7-13 Predictors of Withdrawal Cognitions in First-Generation College Students
Self-efficacy, social support, campus integration, and financial stress were examined as they relate to thoughts about withdrawing from college. Additionally, presenters examined whether generational status (e.g. first generation through continuous generation) moderated these relationships. Financial stress was found to significantly predict withdrawal cognitions for all students. Implications for career professionals are discussed.
Ben Wu, Rebekah Rayburn, and Melanie Leuty, The University of Southern Mississippi


#7-14 Adapting Traditional Networking and Career Fair Models to Meet the Needs of Veterans
Traditional networking and career fair models do not work for all niche populations, especially veterans. This program will look at best practices and strategies employed by the University of Pittsburgh to meet the needs of student veterans.
Brianan McMeekin, University of Pittsburgh


#7-15 Queer Careers: A Targeted Career Intervention for LGBTQ Students
Queer Careers is an innovative six-week workshop series targeted to LGBTQ students addressing their unique career-related concerns. This workshop will review the theoretical background and composition of the series, results and efficacy of the pilot series, and suggestions for implementing similar workshops on other campuses.
Veronica Heiskell, The University of Texas at Austin


#7-16 Extend Your Reach - Embrace Online Career Guidance!
How is technology transforming the delivery of career guidance? Learn how you can design theoretically grounded, technology-enabled, career development interventions. By exploring organizational readiness factors, pedagogical design principles, and effective online practitioning / supervision strategies, this session will help you develop a framework for integrating technology into your organization or personal practice.
Tannis Goddard, Training Innovations


#7-17 Utilizing Transition and Decision Making Theory: Assessing Clients and Responding Appropriately
Oftentimes, we neglect to seek to understand the situation, the person and the person's support system in delivering career services. Participants in this workshop will learn how to assess clients based on these characteristics and utilize this knowledge to create actions plans with clients to help them successfully manage career and life transitions.
Mary Ila Ward, Horizon Point Consulting, Inc.

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