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, specific content for five departments, and four regular columns.


The Career Developments Editors

Current Editor, as of October 1, 2015, 
Melissa Messer

Founding Editor, Melanie Reinersman 2007-2010

Tim Lutenski 2010-2013

Jenn Long, 2013-2015

Career Developments

Summer 2019

Table of Contents


The Role of Assessment in Guided Career Intervention
By JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey



An Inside Look into the New Comprehensive Guide to
Career Assessments
By Emily Bullock-Yowell


Special Feature

What's in Your Career Assessments Toolbox?
from CERIC's Careering magazine



Professional Counselors & Specialists

Alternative Career Assessments: Seven Variations on a Theme
By Dirk Mathews and Janet Wall


School Counselors

Career Assessment K–12: Learning, Exploring, Planning
and Acting
By Pamelia Brott


Graduate Students

Career Assessment in the 21st Century
By Benjamin Wright


Facilitating Career Development

Sticking to the Basics to Achieve Advanced Results: Utilizing Fundamental Methods of Career Counseling to allow for Optimal Results to Emerge
By Gregson Gordon


Higher Education

Choosing the “Right” Career Assessment
By MaCail Evans



From the President:
Understanding the Limits and Usefulness of Comprehensive Career Assessment
By Spencer Niles

From the Executive Director:
Expanding Assessment Options for NCDA Members
By Deneen Pennington

Thought Leader Insights:
A Conversation with Chris Wood
By Jenn Long Leard

Ethics in a Nutshell:
Past, Present and Future: Ten Years and Beyond
By David Reile and Sharon Anderson

The Marketplace
By Charles Lehman

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman