Career Developments  Magazine

Attention NCDA Members: Career Developments - members-only quarterly magazine now online!

The Career Developments magazine and the journal, the Career Development Quarterly, are a few of the many NCDA member benefits.  In response to requests for “going green,” the print magazine is now available to all NCDA Members in a digital format, just like the CDQ!   

 Click here to view the latest issue of the NCDA Career Developments magazine.

We understand that many members enjoy holding the printed magazine in their hands after receiving it their mailbox. The print format is still available. Those in the United States may opt to receive the print version, at no additional charge. Those from outside of the US may elect to receive a print copy for $15 annually.  This price covers the ever increasing cost of postage. 

Please make your selection during your membership renewal process by using the membership form or accessing your profile under Members Only Resources.

Questions about this change may be directed to  We hope you enjoy the new digital option as your membership benefit!


"Disrupt Career Development"
Fall/Winter 2020

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Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the field of career development.

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Table of Contents


Technology and Career Development: Lessons Learned, the Impact of COVID-19, and What the Future May Look Like
By Dirk Matthews and K. Richard Pyle



The 2020 NCDA Awards
By NCDA Staff



School Counselors
Disrupt Career Exploration: The School Counselor's Role in an Online World
By Imelda N. Bratton and Sara Bender


Higher Education Highlights
Career Development and Going Pro Early: Disruption in Higher Education
By Amy Baus



From the President:
Challenges and Opportunities of Disruption
By Seth Hayden

From the Executive Director:
Career Development Disrupted
By Deneen Pennington

Thought Leader Insights:
A Conversation with Andy Chan

By Jenn Long Leard

Ethics in a Nutshell:
Critical Reflection as a Disruptive Habit of Excellence
By Billie Streufert

The Marketplace:
COVID-19's Impact on Global Employment
By Charles Lehman

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman








Career Developments

Purpose & History

Career Developments, the NCDA print 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, and specific content for five departments. It was created under the first editor, Melanie Reinersman (2007-2010), then followed by editors Tim Lutenski (2010-2013), Jenn Long Leard (2013-2015) and Melissa Messer (2015- present).

Have you noticed some important changes to the magazine? Starting with the Winter 2019 issue, the magazine, the departments changed. Now we will not only offer our themed focus and feature article, but will include seven regular columns including:

  • Thought Leader Insights
  • Ethics in a Nutshell
  • On the Web
  • The Marketplace
  • Higher Education Highlights
  • Career Developments Bulletin
  • School Counselors

Our goal is to continue to provide timely and relevant information including insights on and analysis of current career counseling and development practice, theory, and resources.

Melissa Messer
Career Developments Editor

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