Career Developments Magazine

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 below, or click here for complete Submission Guidelines. VIEW A SAMPLE ARTICLE NOW: " Veterans And Career Development Challenges Opportunities For Professionals Ncda" (Miles & Lehman, Winter 2014)


Career Developments Spring 2015This issue of Career Developments offers a foundation for career counselors and professionals to gain a greater understanding of international issues in career development and access tools to address the unique challenges that result from an ever-changing global marketplace. We are fortunate to have contributors from all over the globe for this issue, including authors from Canada, Australia, Egypt, Korea, Turkey, and Taiwan. In addition diverse perspectives, this issue also contains information on the upcoming NCDA Global Career Development Conference being held in Denver later this year.



Spring 2015 Focus - Overview:

Career Development in a Global Economy: The Diverse Impact of Global Mobility

By Roberta Neault

There has been rich international debate about the impact of a global economy on the career development of individuals. Perspectives are, in part, influenced by the personal effect global mobility may have had. In this context, global mobility is defined as relocation (voluntary or involuntary) between countries, for work.


Both the NCDA and the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) have long played important roles in championing career development internationally and establishing competency frameworks for career professionals in various regions of the world. Career counselors and specialists are also increasingly concerned with social justice; the unequal distribution of global wealth as well as the devastating impacts of poaching any country’s talented citizens.


Roberta A. Neault, PhD, CCC, CCDP, GCDFi (, is President of Life Strategies Ltd. ( and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at Yorkville University, both in Canada. She has traveled to more than 60 countries on 6 continents, working in (or from) many of them.



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Current Editor, as of September 1, 2013,  Jenn Long

Founding Editor, 2007-2010, Melanie Reinersman

Second Editor, 2010-2013, Tim Lutenski

Publication Schedule

Issue DateFocusFeature*Deadline
Summer 2015 Navigating Career Uncertainty and Change Leadership Academy Mar. 8, 2015
 Fall 2015  Integrating Theory, Research & Practice in Career Development  NCDA Award Winners  June 8, 2015
Winter Dec 2015 Career Development in Business & Industry tba Sept 8, 2015
Spring March 2016 Best Practices for Both New and Seasoned Professional NCDA Global Career Development Conference Dec 8, 2015

 * This is the deadline for the final submission. Please contact an editor in advance of this deadline if you would like to contribute.


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Spring 2015



Career Development in a Global Economy: The Diverse Impact of Global Mobilty

By Roberta Neault


Reimagining Life’s Possibilities,Denver Style

By Lisa Severy and Mary Ann Powell


Special Features

What You Know About Career Development and Counseling is WEIRD!

By Brian Hutchison


Explore myNCDA Sample Forms

By Melissa A. Venable



From the President:

It’s a Small World After All” — Our Role in International Career Development

By Mark Danaher


Thought Leader Insights
By Jenn Long


From the Executive Director:

Engaging Career Professionals in Career Development Around the Globe
By Deneen Pennington


Ethics in a Nutshell
By Keley Smith-Keller


On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman


The Marketplace
By Charles Lehman



Professional Counselors & Specialists

The Dawn of Career Counseling Internationally

By Soonhoon Ahn, Marilyn Maze,and Ahmed Mostafa Kamal

School Counselors

Designing a Career Awareness Program for Turkish Students: A “How To” For School Counselors

By Hadiye Bostanci and Ragip Özyürek

Graduate Students

Interning Abroad: A unique Career Development Experience

By Karen Eichel

Career Development Facilitator

Building Career Services Internationally Through Collaboration and Partnerships

By Ivy Liao, Constance J. Pritchard and Malka Edelman


Higher Education

Understanding the Career Development Needs of International Students

By Elif Balin, Satomi Yaji Chudasma, and Elizabeth Knapp