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

Winter 2019

Table of Contents


Social Justice, Advocacy and Public Policy:
Fostering Systems Change
By David L. Blustein



National Career Development Month & Annual Poetry and Art Contest
By Melissa Messer



Career Development Bulletin
Revamping Career Education Opportunities for Equity and Social Justice: Four Tips for Career Education Curricular Development
By Christian D. Chan


School Counselors
Systemic and Personal Advocacy in Schools: A School Counselor's Role
By Martina Clymer


Higher Education Highlights
Counseling in Practice: Advocacy & Social Justice-Driven Actions & Steps
By Ana Clara Blesso



From the President:
Social Justice Advocacy for Career Practitioners As I See It
By Kathy Evans

From the Executive Director:
Policy, Advocacy and Social Justice: How NCDA is Contributing to This Effort
By Deneen Pennington

Thought Leader Insights:
A Conversation with Dr. Y. Barry Chung
By Jenn Long Leard

Ethics in a Nutshell:
By Asra Karajic Siwiec and Sharon Anderson

The Marketplace
By Charles Lehman

On the Web
By Melanie Reinersman