Presentations and Roundtables 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 Mineral A, Level 3

#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


3:05-4:15 pm Mineral B, Level 3

#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


3:05-4:15 pm Mineral C, Level 3

#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, Emily Kennelly, and Kristin Zaideman, Florida State University Career Center; Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, North Carolina State University


3:05-4:15 pm Mineral D, Level 3

#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, Caroline VanBruinswaardt, Chonlada Jarukitisakul, Ellie Castine, Taryn Hargrove, and Zi Chen, Boston University

3:05-4:15 pm Mineral E, Level 3

#104 Clinical Supervision of Career Development Practitioners: Practical Strategies

Whether supervisor or supervisee, learn to be more effective. Supervision is an integral component of growth as a practitioner and career practice presents special challenges and opportunities for learning and development. Learn to apply and take advantage of a multicultural understanding of the three supervisor roles, teacher, counselor, and consultant.

Jane Goodman and Judith Hoppin, Oakland University


3:05-4:15 pm Mineral F, Level 3

#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


3:05-4:15 pm Mineral G, Level 3

#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 and Ashley LoBue, Northeastern University


3:05-4:15 pm Centennial F, Level 3

#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, University of British Columbia; Spencer Niles, College of William & Mary; Amber Clarke, Saskatoon Health Region


3:05-4:15 pm Granite A/C, Level 3

#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, Ben Wurzel, and Kristin Williams, University of Colorado Boulder, Career Services


3:05-4:15 pm Agate A/C, Level 3

#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. The Presenter 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.

Martina Witts, University of Massachusetts Lowell


3:05-4:15 pm Quartz A, Level 3

#110 Supervision in Career Counseling: Outsider Witnessing

Learn how to integrate the outsider witnessing technique in career counseling supervision. Presenters will conduct a live supervision demonstration surrounding the application of career construction theory in career counseling. You are invited to become an outsider witnesses in the supervisory relationship.

Jamie Brant, Logan Vess, and Tracy Lara, Kent State University


3:05-4:15 pm Quartz B, Level 3

#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 and Kate Schoenlein, Hines VA Hospital


Program Series II
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4:35-5:45 pm Mineral A, Level 3

#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


4:35-5:45 pm Mineral B, Level 3

#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. The presenter will focus on benefits for the client-counselor relationship.

George Dutch, JobJoy


4:35-5:45 pm Mineral C, Level 3

#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


4:35-5:45 pm Mineral D, Level 3

#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 and Beth Harlan, Georgetown University


4:35-5:45 pm Mineral E, Level 3

#204 Resisting the Righting Reflex: Using Motivational Interviewing to Evoke Clients' Wisdom for Change

As counselors, we often feel compelled to right a client's situation, to get them unstuck and put a plan in to action. With an introduction to the spirit of Motivational Interviewing, this presentation will help counselors resist that righting reflex by evoking clients' reasons and methods for achieving their goals.

David Youhess, University at Buffalo


4:35-4:45 pm Mineral F, Level 3

#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 and Mark Treston, Education Career Services; Elaine Huffman, Career Breakout


4:35-5:45 pm Mineral G, Level 3

#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 majoring in liberal arts by reviewing key success factors identified with people with liberal arts degrees and HR professionals.

Hyung Joon Yoon, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; Sung Sik Ahn and Hyeuk Kim, Korea University Career Development Center; Dongyul Kim, Korea Leadership Center; Min Hee Yang, Kookmin University; Kyung Hwan Kim, Hansol Paper Corporation


4:35-5:45 pm Centennial F, Level 3

#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


4:35-5:45 pm Granite A/C, Level 3

#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 and Aga Sypniewska, University of Colorado, Career Services; Deepesh Faucheux, Naropa University, Graduate School of Psychology


4:35-5:45 pm Agate A/C, Level 3

#209 What Employers Wish You Knew: 7 Proven Techniques for Job Winners

Applicants, at any age or career stage, often blame employers for failure. Employers can’t tell, but wish applicants knew career success fundamentals. This session reveals a web-based hybrid training model based on research of the most important factors impacting employment decisions. 7 proven techniques for job winners are discussed.

Jan McCormick, JobLingo; Pauline Linam Parks, Arkansas Northeastern College


4:35-5:45 pm Quartz A, Level 3

#210 The FUDGE Factor(TM): 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 and Mary Hunt, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services


4:35-5:45 pm Quartz B, Level 3

#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 J. Miller, Creative Lifework Design




Presentation Series III
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

10:20-11:30 am Mineral A, Level 3

#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


10:20-11:30 am Mineral B, Level 3

#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.

Eun Hee Kang and Sungsik Ahn, Korea University Career Development Center; Hyung Joon Yoon, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; Su-Kyoung Lim, Ewha Women's University


10:20-11:30 am Mineral C, Level 3

#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 and Taryn Hargrove Gore, Boston University; Christine De Baca, ScholarCentric


10:20-11:30 am Mineral D, Level 3

#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, Career Thought Leaders Consortium


10:20-11:30 am Mineral E, Level 3

#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 and Carol Smith, University of Iowa


10:20-11:30 am Mineral F, Level 3

#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


10:20-11:30 am Mineral G, Level 3

#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


10:20-11:30 am Centennial F, Level 3

#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


10:20-11:30 am Granite A/C, Level 3

#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; Sutha Kanagasingam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Darshini Render, Purdue University


10:20-11:30 am Agate A/C, Level 3

#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


10:20-11:30 am Quartz A, Level 3

#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 and Dre Manoni, LPL Financial


10:20-11:30 am Quartz B, Level 3

#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 Mineral A, Level 3

#400 Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy: Do you have a desire to see the future of NCDA? Leadership Academy IX will present the results of their year-long projects representing a rich variety of topics which have been developed to enrich the members of NCDA, and the organization itself. Come and offer YOUR support to these dynamic future leaders!

Ron Cathey, NCDA Board Member and Leadership Academy Participants


1:00-2:10 pm Mineral B, Level 3

#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


1:00-2:10 pm Mineral C, Level 3

#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 create 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


1:00-2:10 pm Mineral D, Level 3

#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


1:00-2:10 pm Mineral F, Level 3

#404 The YWCA FiftyPlus Program: Getting Mature Women Back to Work

The YWCA of San Francisco and Marin’s FiftyPlus program is the premier place for preparing mature women with the skills they need to secure and retain employment so they may achieve economic self-sufficiency. Offered exclusively to women 50 and older, our job training and placement support leads to clients securing living wage jobs and overcoming age-related barriers to workplace success. Come learn the best practices for working with this target group, from training needs to employer outreach to measurement and fundraising.

Lindsy Carpenter, YWCA San Francisco & Marin


1:00-2:10 pm Mineral F, Level 3

#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


1:00-2:10 pm Mineral G, Level 3

#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 Shifflett, American Counseling Association


1:00-2:10 pm Centennial F, Level 3

#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; Mark Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Rachel Gali Cinamon, Tel Aviv University


1:00-2:10 pm Granite A/C, Level 3

#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, Heather Lemke, and T. Ullrich, Educational Opportunity Program, Marquette University


1:00 - 2:10 pm Agate A/C, Level 3

#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


1:00-2:10 pm Quartz A, Level 3

#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, Gina Fountain, and Lindsay Ruf, IAM/Boeing Joint Programs


1:00-2:10 pm Quartz B, Level 3

#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

2:30-3:40 pm Mineral A, Level 3

#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, Jakendra Williams, and Suzy Wise, Northern Illinois University


2:30-3:40 pm Mineral B, Level 3

#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.

Cheri Butler and Hsui-Lan (Shelley) Tien, Asia Pacific Career Development Association; Megumi Ohkubo, Rikkyo University, Tokyo; Carla Siojo, Ateneo de Manila University; Eunmee Hwang, Special Commission on Youth Employment Promotion, Republic of Korean


2:30-3:40 pm Mineral C, Level 3

#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.

Debra Osborn, Florida State University; Melissa Venable, OnlineColleges.net


2:30-3:40 pm Mineral D, Level 3

#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


2:30-3:40 pm Mineral E, Level 3

#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 and Sharon K. Anderson, Colorado State University; Ozlem Ulas, Hacettepe University, Turkey


2:30-3:40 pm Mineral F, Level 3

#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


2:30-3:40 pm Mineral G, Level 3

#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, Nick Shaklee, and Scott Treas, University of Colorado Denver Career Center


2:30-3:40 pm Centennial F, Level 3

#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)


2:30-3:40 pm Granite A/C, Level 3

#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 and Mark L. Savickas, Northeast Ohio Medical University; Tracy Lara, Kent State University


2:30-3:40 pm Agate A/C, Level 3

#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


2:30-3:40 pm Quartz A, Level 3

#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.


2:30-3:40 pm Quartz B, Level 3

#511 Intergrating the Career Development Facilitator Program 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 Mineral A, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Mineral B, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Mineral C, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Mineral D, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Mineral E, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Mineral F, Level 3

#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; Ahmed Mostafa, Career Development Network & Mena Operation; Narender K. Chadha, University of Dehli; Phoenix Ho, RMIT University Vietnam


8:30-9:30 am Mineral G, Level 3

#606 Advocating for Career Development Legislation: How to Make a Difference

This presentation provides a description of the career development and counseling programs that are included or proposed in 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 and Rebecca Dedmond, NCDA Government Relations Committee; Matt Kent, Lobbyit


8:30-9:30 am Centennial F, Level 3

#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, University of Missouri - St. Louis; Riley Folds III, OUT for Work


8:30-9:30 am Granite A/C, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Agate A/C, Level 3

#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


8:30-9:30 am Quartz A, Level 3

#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 and Darlene Martin, Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust for Kaiser Permanente


8:30-9:30 am Quartz B, Level 3

#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 Mineral A, Level 3

#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 to identify salient cultural identities and careers and collaboratively develop ideas to foster the connection between career counseling education and multiculturalism.

Christian D. Chan, Amanda R. Friday, and Rebecca M. Dedmond, The George Washington University


9:45-10:45 am Mineral B, Level 3

#701 Career Communications for the Human Eye, for Technology and for What's to Come

One of the greatest challenges career professionals face is how to simplify the complexity of rapidly changing career communications. When we better understand where we have been, we can prepare for where we are going. This workshop provides fact, insight, resources, and tools to aid participants as they develop strategies to better serve their audience.

Michelle Riklan, Riklan Resources, LLC.


9:45-10:45 am Mineral C, Level 3

#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 and Lisa Martin, PEN/Indiana Department of Corrections


9:45-10:45 am Mineral D, Level 3

#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


9:45-10:45 am Mineral E, Level 3

#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 and Stephanie Goodman, Western Michigan University; Jane Goodman, Oakland University


0:45-10:45 am Mineral F, Level 3

#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


9:45-10:45 am Mineral G, Level 3

#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


9:45-10:45 am Centennial F, Level 3

#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. CareerHappinessCoach.com

Denise Riebman, George Washington University's Trachtenberg School


9:45-10:45 am Granite A/C, Level 3

#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 and Kathryn Theall, Wake Forest University; Debra Osborn and James Sampson, Florida State University


9:45-10:45 am Agate A/C, Level 3

#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 and Jenn Long, Colorado State University


9:45-10:45 am Quartz A, Level 3

#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


9:45-10:45 am Quartz B, Level 3

#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, 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 pursue 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, and 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 (CCCR) Standards for School Counselors were created in response to ASCA's "Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success," an additional resource to 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 Institutionalized Career Development Model - Creating Hope

A pioneering institutionalized model of creating hope by career development has been culturally developed keeping in view the challenges of Pakistani youth. Through this model we are creating hope and developing competent career counselors who will instill hope amongst the teacher community. The model involves all keen stakeholders.

Raza Abbas, Pathway Global Career Institute


#1-9 Mediating Effect of Dysfunctional Career Thoughts on Career Decision Self-Efficacy and Vocational Identity

This presentation will provide information about the career development challenges of South Korean college students. In addition, the result of the study over how dysfunctional career thoughts mediate the association between career decision 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 Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance at Pitt has adapted to meet the needs of the nontraditional student. Partnerships and programs 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


#1-15 Purdue University International Student Career Development Programs

Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities shares best practices in International Student (IS) career services: special programs, collaborations with internal and external partners, and employer relations. This interactive session is ideal for anyone with interest in IS career services. Participants will receive a post-session e-packet.

Darshini Render, Purdue University


#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; Mary-Catherine McClain, University of Georgia


#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




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, Workplace Bullying Institute State


#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 and 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, and Kimberly A.S. Howard, Boston University


#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 Where do I fit? Qualitative career insights of Latina first generation college students

As Latinas continue to be a poorly represented cultural group in higher education, researchers are called to uncover their challenging career development experience. Latinas, as a whole, experience low college graduation rates, are overrepresented in lower paying occupations (Ortiz, 1995) and further experience cultural struggles with obtaining career goals (Neimann, 2001). This qualitative study explored the values and life role salience associated with the career development of Latina first generation college students at a primarily Caucasian institution. Implications and practical suggestions for career counselors in higher education working with these students are provided.

Cassandra Storlie and S. Jeffery Mostade, Kent State University


#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, 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, 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 Andrea White, 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 and 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, less than 1% of 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 Indecision

Presenters will look at the rationale and findings concerning the development of a new assessment of Strategies for Coping with Career Indecision 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.

Yuliya 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, 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, 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 Building Self-Efficacy - The Key to Workforce Re-Entry Success

The key to self-sufficiency for disadvantaged workers is job success. While our supportive efforts often focus on external barriers, a key factor in re-entry failure is self-efficacy or job seeker's beliefs about their ability to actually succeed. This workshop will explore ways to address this in coaching and program design.

Andrea Brown, Monday Best Coaching and Consulting


#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. Learn how objectively measured abilities make career selection realistic, career management incisive, and leadership development targeted when integrated with 7 other important factors.

Dori Stiles and 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


#4-3 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 and Sarah Schaefer, Florida State University


#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, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


#4-7 Assisting Native American Young People to Consider and Pursue STEM (+ Medical) Careers

Presenters will share what they have learned in regard to assisting Native American young people with their science, technology, engineering, math, and medical (STEMM) career development through conducting community-based research. Results of a pilot research and consultation program focused on helping Native American young people consider and pursue STEMM careers will be presented.

Sherri Turner, University of Minnesota; Steve Smith and Aaron Jackson, Brigham Young University


#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 and Sarah Sterling, Office of Career Development & 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 Creating a Systemic K-12 Career and College Readiness Program

Counselors in K-12 settings are required to meet the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of all students, and career and college readiness is a vital aspect of this work. In this interactive presentation, participants will learn ways to integrate a career and college readiness focus into their existing counseling programs.

Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee


#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, 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 for graduate students to practice career counseling.

Jodi Jaques and 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


#5-5 Skill Use on the Job: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills 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, Saint 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 Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA) was the first voluntary certification system for Career Development professionals in Canada. This session will explore some learning opportunities in the professionalization of Career Development, and the role practitioners can play.

Scott Fisher, Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)


#5-13 The Earlier, the Better: The CCCA Model and its Applications for Childhood Career Development

Children's Conceptions of Career Choice and Attainment Model is an empirically validated, developmental model that captures the nature of how children are conceptualizing key career development processes. This model provides a framework from which career interventions may be structured to promote a more sophisticated understanding of career development amongst youth.

Eleanor Castine, Yerang Lee, Sean Flanagan, and Kimberly A. S. Howard, Boston 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 What Do They Mean by “Follow Your Passions”?

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.

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 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


#6-3 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


#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


#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 professional 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

How can counselors support their clients on the Autism Spectrum with daunting tasks such as interviewing and networking? Learn how to develop a job search course specifically designed for individuals on the Spectrum. Includes an outline detailing suggested assessments, activities, and experiences to 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 toTake 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


#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


#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. Review qualitative data to hear students’ experiences and what they have learned.

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, Lantern Community Services


#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, Yu-Wen Cheng, and Jeng-Shin Wu, 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, Zi Hargrove, Chonlada Jarukitisakul, and V. Scott Solberg, Boston University


#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 we called it RAISE-up model.

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


#7-10 Enhancing the College Experience of all Students by Identifying 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.

Andrea Williams, University of South Carolina - Career Center


#7-12 Preparing First Jobs: Competency-Based Transition Program for Taiwan's Fresh Graduates

This roundtable shares the survey results of Taiwanese college students' career preparation and a competency-based transition program development about job seeking, employability skills and workplace adaptation. Descriptive statistics showed college students' career preparation still need to promote and repeated-measure test proved 22 youth participants' competencies are improved and be empowered on seeking first job.

ShuChen Wu, National Taiwan Normal University


#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, 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.

Brianna 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 roundtable 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


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#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.