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.


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

Founding Editor, 2007-2010, Melanie Reinersman

Second Editor, 2010-2013, Tim Lutenski

Publication Schedule

Issue DateFocusFeatureDeadline
Sept 2014
Using Technology & Social Media in Career Development NCDA Award Winners & NCD Month Jun 8, 2014
Winter Dec 2014 Servicing the Career Needs of Military Veterans Supporting Military Veterans: NCDA Insights & Initiatives Sept. 8, 2014
Spring 2015 International Issues in Career Development: A Global Perspective NCDA Global Career Development Conference Dec. 8, 2014
Summer 2015 Navigating Career Uncertainty and Change tba Mar. 8, 2015



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Summer 2014



College and Career Readiness for Learners of All Ages
By Rich Feller


Preparing Young People for College and Career: A Family Affair
By Janet G. Lenz and Denise E. Saunders


From the President:
Continued Exploration Into Effective College and Career Readiness Initiatives

By Lisa Severy

Thought Leader Insights
By Jenn Long

From the Executive Director:
Preparing Today's Youth With College and Career Readiness
By Deneen Pennington

Ethics in a Nutshell
By Edward A. Mainzer

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman

Past President Thoughts
By Edwin A. Whitfield



Professional Counselors

Understanding Key Stakeholder Recommendations to Positively Impact Clients and Create Partnerships
By Julie L. Carr

School Counselors

Implementing the Peer Career Education Model
By Roselind Bogner and Kristy Speech

Graduate Students

College-To-Career Ambiguity: The Importance of Networking and Resume Tailoring
By Benjamin Neeley

Career Development Facilitator

Beyond Ready: How to Create Career Movers and Shakers Through an "Apprentice" of Life Model
By Mary Ila Ward