Summer 2014 issue of Career Developments

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Summer 2014 Career DevelopmentsThe Summer Issue is focused on the importance of preparing students and learners (of all ages) for career exploration – this includes career decision-making, college readiness, and career readiness. In this issue our contributors address issues including the impact of the family and other important stakeholders as well as how career counselors and other specialists can implement college and career readiness initiatives.


Summer 2014 Focus: College and Career Readiness for Learners of All Ages

By: Rich Feller


Does college and career readiness (CCR) look like it did during your youth? That question drives this article as career development charts its course into its second century. Shifting the focus of CCR beyond youth, time specific events, and graduate “destination rates” is proposed here. “Career readiness has no definite endpoint. To be career ready requires adaptability and a commitment to lifelong learning” (Career Readiness Partnership Council, 2012). Life design theory, narrative practices, and understanding changes in learning, work, and “ageless aging” (Leider 2014) have coalesced to emphasize readiness for a lifetime of transitions.

Rich Feller, PhD (rich.feller@colostate.edu) is Professor of Counseling and Career Development and Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University, and Past President of the National Career Development Association.


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Career Developments, the NCDA magazine for members-only, is a themed publication offering articles that balance a broad vision with practical applications. Published four times per year, each issue offers a focused article on a select theme, a feature article on a prominent NCDA event, specific content for five departments, and four regular columns. The Publication Schedule and Editorial Team is listed on the website under Membership, or click here for complete Submission Guidelines.